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Agares


According to the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, Agares is one of the 72 demons that were bound to a brass vessel by the Judeo-Christian king Solomon. The Lesser Key of Solomon also cites Agares as being one of the bound demonds. Agares is able to teach languages in addition to retrieving those who run away and causing earthquakes. He is also able to grant noble titles if one so wishes.

Agares oversees the eastern part of hell being only second in command to Oriens. The Dictionnaire Infernal cites Agares as one of the Great Dukes of hell with dominion over 31 legions of lesser demons. He is able to overthrow all manner of dignities temporal or supernatural as well as reversing all manner of situations.

The Ars Goetia places Agares as belonging to the Order of Virtues as an angel initially. He is in essence the second demon mentioned of the 72 demons contained within the Ars Goetia. The Grand Grimorie places him as a subordinate of the archdemon Lucifuge Rofocale.

Agares is a day demon who is strongest between March 25th to March 29th. The grimorie of Pope Honorius cites that he is a subordinate spirit although this is debatable. Agares is also associated with the Qabbalistic Sephirah of Binah – it is worth noting that Binah is thought to be the embodiment of nurturing as the Great Mother Figure.

History

Agares was one of the 72 Fallen Angels ensnared by the Judeo-Christian king Solomon. Previously, he was an angel of the order of virtues in heaven. Like most other demons, his origins are thought to be from pagan gods from the nascent days of Christianity and formal religion. These gods were popular among non-Christians although the onset of this religion saw pagan gods be rendered residents of hell.

Agares was derived from the Greek god Argus and serves as his allegory to the present day. The Greek god Argus was described as an all-seeing male with an estimated 100 eyes. Furthermore, Argus was an obscene giant which is directly at odds with the perception of Agares as a comely female with angelic features and flowing blonde hair.

Description

Rank: Great Duke / Duchess of Hell

Mineral: Copper

Planet: Mars / Mercury

Element: Air / Fire

Direction: East

Zodiac: 5 – 9 degrees of Aries

Tarot: 2 of Rods / 3 of Wands

Plant: Carnation

Animal: Tiger

Color: Red

Appearance

Agares manifests as a comely old man riding atop a crocodile whilst holding a hawk in his hand. He is bearded and has a relatively small frame causing some to describe him as decrepit. There as also reports of him appearing as the man solely without the crocodile or hawk in tow.

There are other accounts which posit that he manifests as a very beautiful young lady. In such an instance, the manifestation is said to be very friendly and angelic. The lady form of Agares has light blonde hair with white angelic wings growing out of her back.

From these deductions, it is plausible that Agares is an androgynous entity and can thus be accorded the ranks duke or duchess according to the manifestation. In the form of the old man he is regarded as a duke while the demon is considered a duchess when the manifestation is female.

The “Demonic Enns” of Agares

Rean ganen ayar da Agares


Attributes of Agares

• This demon is able to teach all the languages of the earth in addition to imparting various articles of wisdom including offering sound financial advise.

• Agares is also able to cause earthquakes by “making the spirits of the earth dance”.

• The demon is also able to surmount all manner of authority be it spiritual or temporal. Conversely, he is also able to bestow noble titles upon the conjuror at their request.

• Despite the ability to teach all languages on earth, the demon chooses to mostly teach offensive or derogatory language / words.

• Agares serves as the voice of the common residents of hell – sinners – in a manner akin to an ordinary mayor.

Similar demons to Agares

• Bael

• Asmoday

• Amon

• Paimon

• Marbas

• Vassago

When to summon Agares

Agares is summoned to bestow noble titles upon the conjuror, retrieve lost persons, chase enemies, or cause the downfall of prominent personalities within the society. The demon can also be summoned so as to incite people to flee.

Items Required:

• The sigil of the demon should be conspicuously displayed.

• Red candles

• Incense

Ritual Time: Late March during the daytime

Precautions:

• Like other demons, invocations of Agares must be done respectfully despite the largely benevolent nature of this demon.

• Despite the demon’s ability to teach all the languages existent on earth, he opts to only teach the foul parts of languages.

Steps:

• Place the blood red candles at each cardinal point – east, west, north, and south. The space in the middle of the candles serves as the altar.

• After taking some breathing exercises, it is necessary to call upon this earth elemental demon by placing the sigil at the center of the altar.

• The energies of the other elements of fire, water, and air can be evoked by chanting the enns of respective demons. The south represents fire, west represents water, and the east represents air.

• Visualization of energy lines while repeatedly chanting the enn of Agares in a respectful manner – the enn can be repeated in triples.

• After making an offering of incense, the wishes of the conjuror can be said in a respectful manner.

• Prior to dismissal, the demon must be thanked as well as the relevant earth elemental energies before the candles are extinguished.




The Demon Agares is a Fallen Angel and the second of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Prior to his fall, Agares was a member of the angelic order of Virtues. In Hell he is the first duke of the power of the east and rules 31 Legions of Demons.

He appears as a handsome man riding a crocodile and carrying a goshawk on his fist. He makes those who run stand still, and he can retrieve runaways. He teaches all languages, causes earthquakes, and destroys spiritual dignities.

According to the Goetia of Dr. Rudd, he is constrained by the angel Jeliel


From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers

The Second Spirit is a Duke called Agreas, or Agares. He is under the Power of the East, and cometh up in the form of an old fair Man, riding upon a Crocodile, carrying a Goshawk upon his fist, and yet mild in appearance. He maketh them to run that stand still, and bringeth back runaways. He teaches all Languages or Tongues presently. He hath power also to destroy Dignities both Spiritual and Temporal, and causeth Earthquakes. He was of the Order of Virtues. He hath under his government 31 Legions of Spirits. And this is his Seal or Character which thou shalt wear as aLamen before thee.


From the Luciferian Goetia ( 2007 ) – Written by Michael Ford

“A spirit which allows the understanding of both languages and interpretation, Agares is a spirit which accelerates the perception of languages, communication – magical and otherwise. In the design of my Sethanic /Shadow alphabet (see Austin Spare’s Alphabet of Desire), I made silent invocations to Agares – to speed the communication of the subconscious to the conscious. Earthquakes are the symbol of a strong will and individual presence. 31 legions of spirits assist in such operations.”


From the Daemonolatry Goetia ( 2010 ) – Written by S. Connolly

“Teaches languages, destroys dignities, find runaways, cause earthquakes. It is said that you should wear his sigil after the work in question. Seek Agares for wisdom in friendship and to make your garden grow. He also gives advice on financial matters with regard to projects.”


From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 ) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)

The first duke under the power of the east, is named Agares ,he commeth up mildile [i.e. he appears willingly] in the likenes of a faire old man,riding upon a crocodile, and carrieng a hawke on his fist; hee teacheth presentlie all maner of toongs, he fetcheth backe all such as runne awaie, and maketh them runne that stand still; he overthroweth all dignities hee maketh earthquakes, [lit. “and makes spirits of the earth dance”] and is of the order of vertues, having under his regiment thirtie one legions.

Original Text :Agares Dux primus sub potestate Orientis, apparet benevolus in senioris hominis forma, equitans in crocodilo, and in manu accipitrem portans. Cuncta linguarum genera docetoptime: fugitantes reverti facit, and permanentes fugere: prælaturas and dignitates dimittit, and tripudiare facit spiritusterræ: and est de ordine Virtutum, sub sua potestate habenstriginta and unam legiones.



From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy

Aguares, of the order of the virtues who governs thirty-one legions, appears riding a crocodile and carrying a sparrowhawk. He is said to make deserters return and can cause enemies to flee. He can exalt people, teach all languages, and make the earth spirits dance.

Original Text:Aguarès: Grand-Duc de la partie orientale des enfers. Il se montre sous les traits d’un seigneur à cheval sur un crocodile, l’épèrvier au poing. Il fait revenir à la charge les fuyards du parti qu’il protège et met l’ennemi en déroute. Il donne les dignités, enseigne toutes les langues, et fait danser les esprits de la terre. Ce chef des démons est de l’ordre des vertus : il a soûs ses lois trente et une légions.



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