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The modern illustration of the demon Amon

from Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal

Amon's seal

Amon Crowley.jpg

Amon (Also known as Ammon, Amaimon, Amoymon, Amaymon, Aamon) is a Marquis of Jinnestan who governs forty infernal legions, and, according to some Grimoires, the only one who has power over Asmodai.

A curious characteristic of this spirit is shown during the Evocation of Asmodai to visible appearance, when the Exorcist must stand upright with his Cap or Headdress removed in a show of respect; for if he does not it is Amaymon who will deceive him and doom all his work.

Amaymon is said to have a deadly poisonous breath.

The Lesser Key of Solomon states the Exorcist or conjurer must be in possession of a Silver Ring, duly consecrated and worn on the middle finger as a form of protection against this poisonous astral breath.

According to Pseudomonarchia Daemonum he is the King of the West, although for some translations of The Lesser Key of Solomon he is King of the East (Although some translations of The Lesser Key of Solomon consider Belial, Beleth, Asmodai and Gaap kings of the four cardinal directions, though not giving detail on the cardinal point each rule).

According to the grimoire The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers, Amaymon (as Amaimon) was one of the eight Sub-Princes, described as an Egyptian devil whom Abramelin restrained from working evil from the third hour till noon and from the ninth till evening.

He is the very same spirit as the great Egyptian god Amon-Ra. While he has also been known to take the form of a wolf with a serpent's tail, the demon Amon is most often described as having the body of a man but the head of a "raven with dog or wolf teeth". In ancient Egyptian drawings, the god Amon-Ra was often depicted as having the body of a man and the head of a falcon. Ravens have slightly different heads than falcons, mostly due to a longer beak. If you look closely at a falcon's beak, though, you can see that they have a very distinguishing featured called a "tomial tooth". This extension on the beak is shaped very much like a canine tooth. Armed with this knowledge, it becomes a very likely scenario that whatever conjurer of Amon described seeing a raven's head with canine teeth was actually describing the head of a falcon. In my mind, this gives a lot of strength to the idea that the "demon" Amon could in fact be the same spirit as the god Amon-Ra.

One expert demon summoner once described an encounter with the demon Amon in which she was able to see his "true" form. The summoner described a tall, strong, beautiful man with light skin and hair who absolutely radiates positive energy. His companion familiar is an equally strong and proud falcon. This being fits the description of many great gods from around the ancient world, but none moreso than the Egyptian god Amon-Ra.

Names in mythology

Amun/Ra/Amun-Ra

Amun-Ra

Amun was a creator deity, who was notably worshipped in the city of Thebes. He alongside his wife/female counterpart Amunet, was one of the Ogdoad, the eight primordial gods of creation, alongside Nun, Naunet, Heh, Hauhet, Kek and Kauket. His worship was most common in the city of Thebes, where it had replaced the worship of the falcon-headed war-god Montu by the 21st century BC.

According to the creation story of Heliopolis, Ra originated from the water of Nun, being the first of the gods and the progenitor of all other deities. He sired the gods Shu and Tefnut, who became the gods of wind and rain. At some point Ra got separated from his children, but eventually found them again, which led him to cry in joy and the tears would become the first humans. Ra and his children would continued to expand the universe, with Shu and Tefnut having children of their own, Geb and Nut, who were the land and the sky. These two then sired the next generation of deities: Osiris, Isis, Nephthys and Set, who ruled over the humans as the first royal family. Ra also fathered the three goddesses Bastet, Sekhmet and Hathor. Ra would eventually become the sun and travel across the sky, always avoiding to be devoured by the chaotic serpent Apep. He was replaced by Osiris, whose line continued through Horus and eventually the human-pharaohs.

After the rebellion of Thebes against the Hyksos and with the rule of Ahmose I, Amun was fused with Ra, becoming Amun-Ra and became an important deity, often seen as a creator god and having the title "The Invisible One".

Rank

According to the Dictionnaire Infernal - Collin de Plancy (1863), Amon is a Marquee of the Underworld commanding forty infernal legions. He is also the seventh of the 72 spirits of Goetia.

Description

Amon can appear in the form of a wolf with a serpent's tail and vomiting flames. In human form, he has the head of an owl and his beak shows canine teeth.

Powers

Amon understand of all things past and to come, he procure favor, and reconcile both friends and foes. He is also said to procure love.

Symbols

   Rank: Marquis
   Gender Associated: Male
   Zodiac Sign: 0-4 Degrees of Taurus(?)
   Season: Winter
   Direction: North East
   Day: Thursday
   Planet: Jupiter
   Metal: Gold
   Gemstone: Yellow Sapphire
   Element: 
   Animal: Wolf, Snake, and Dog
   Color: Yellow
   Taste: Sweet
   Food: Chickpea
   Body Part: Brain
   Tarot Card: 5 of Pentacles(?)
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