The modern illustration of the demon Agares

Agares from Collin de Plancy «Dictionnaire Infernal», Paris, 1863.

Agares' seal

In demonology, according to some authors, Agares (or Agreas) is a Duke (or Grand Duke), ruling the eastern zone of Jinnestan, and being served by 31 legions of demons.

He can make runaways come back, and those who stand still run. He can also cause earthquakes and teaches languages, finding pleasure in teaching immoral expressions. He also has the power to destroy dignities, both temporal and supernatural.

Appearance

Agares appears as an old wise man, riding upon a crocodile, and carrying a hawk, or goshawk, on the right fist.

Powers

Agares is said to make deserters return and can cause enemies to flee. He can also cause earthquakes and teaches languages, finding pleasure in teaching immoral expressions. He also has the power to destroy dignities, both temporal and supernatural.

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