Dictionary of Demons by Michelle Belanger
The Dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. In medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was believed that speaking a demon`s true name could summon it, compel it, and bind it. Occult scholar Michelle Belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using both notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoric tradition. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zyntextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced and explored, with many of them cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work also features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages. This is a 362 page soft-cover book.