Astaroth (Demon)

The demon Astaroth appears in the grimoires Munich Manual of Demonic Magic, The Cambridge Book of Magic, Hygromanteia, The Magus, The Discoverie of Witchcraft, The Book of the Office of Spirits, Three Books of Occult Philosophy, The Grimoire of Pope Honorius, Grimorium Verum, The Book of Abramelin, The Book of Oberon, Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, The Lesser Key of Solomon, and Dictionnaire Infernal

From The Lesser Key of Solomon, Crowley/Mathers edition:


The Twenty-ninth Spirit is Astaroth. He is a Mighty, Strong Duke, and appeareth in the form of an hurtful Angel riding on an Infernal Beast like a Dragon, and carrying in his right hand a Viper. Thou must in no wise let him approach too near unto thee, lest he do thee damage by his Noisome Breath. Wherefore the Magician must hold the Magical Ring near his face, and that will defend him. He giveth true answers of things Past, Present, and to Come, and can discover all Secrets. He will declare wittingly how the Spirits fell, if desired, and the reason of his own fall. He can make men wonderfully knowing in all Liberal Sciences. He ruleth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which wear thou as a Lamen before thee, or else he will not appear nor yet obey thee, etc.

This demon derived from the diety Ashtoreth

The spells The mystery of the black hen for making a demon obedient The Kabbalah of the Green Butterfly A method for knowing whom you will marry invokes this demon.

This demon is associated with the directions West Wednesday

The angel Asteraoth may be related to this demon.

This demon named in the historical event Loudun possessions

Illustration of Astaroth

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Timeline of related events


In this century: Publication of the Magical Treatise of Solomon (lists this demon) Publication of The Munich Manual (lists this demon)



In this decade: The Cambridge Book of Magic written (lists this demon)


Publication of De praestigiis daemonum (lists this demon)


Book of Oberon completed (lists this demon)



Publication of the Book of Abramelin (lists this demon)


Loudun possessions (this demon named in Loudun possessions)




Publication of The Magus (lists this demon)


Publication of Grimorium Verum (lists this demon)


Publication of Dictionnaire Infernal (lists this demon)