Aamon

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Aamon
The sigil of Amon

Aamon (also Amon and Nahum), in demonology, is a Marquis of Hell who governs forty infernal legions. Aamon is a demon and the Grand Marquis of Hell and the seventh spirit of the Goetia. He is not to be confused with the Egyptian god Amun, who often shares the same name as him.

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The names Aamon and Amon come from the god Amun or from the god Baal-hamon. Nahum means who induces to eagerness.

Aamon is a demon and the Grand Marquis of Hell and the seventh spirit of the Goetia. He is not to be confused with the Egyptian god Amun, who often shares the same name as him.

In demonology Aamon is one of Astaroth's assistants, also going by the name Amon. It is stated he knows past and future, giving that knowledge to those who would make a pact with Satan. According to the "Dictionnaire Infernal" by Collin de Plancy, he commands forty legions of demons and carries the title of prince. Demonologists have associated his name with the Egyptian god Amun or with the god Ba‘al Hammon of Carthage. Like many ancient entities, he is not all vileness and malignance, as he is also an entity many looked to reconcile friends and foes. He was also said to procure love for those seeking it.

He was written about by Johann Wier in 1583 in the "Pseudomonarchia daemonum"

"Amon, or Aamon, is a great and mightie marques, and commeth abroad in the likenes of a woolfe, having a serpents taile, [vomiting] flames of fier; when he putteth on the shape of a man, he sheweth out dogs teeth, and a great head like to a mightie [night hawk]; he is the strongest prince of all other, and understandeth of all things past and to come, he procureth favor, and reconcileth both freends and foes, and ruleth fourtie legions of divels."

And much later by S. L. MacGregor Mathers in the Goetia

The Seventh Spirit is Amon. He is a Marquis great in power, and most stern. He appeareth like a Wolf with a Serpent's tail, vomiting out of his mouth flames of fire; but at the command of the Magician he putteth on the shape of a Man with Dog's teeth beset in a head like a Raven; or else like a Man with a Raven's head (simply). He telleth all things Past and to Come. He procureth feuds and reconcileth controversies between friends. He governeth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this which is to be worn as aforesaid, etc.

There are many depictions of him in several forms, but the most common are a wolf with the back end of a serpent that is vomiting flames, or of a humanoid being with the head of an owl and canine teeth. Other descriptions sometimes include a raven's head.

According to the tradition, Aamon has little owl's head, lion's or wolf's fore part of the body, including legs, and worm's or snake's tail. He knows all past and future events.

He has the following symbols attached to him:

Rank: Marquis Sign: Gemini (May 21–31) Time of Day: Day Planet: Luna Metal: Silver Tarot Card: 8 of Swords

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