Belial (Demon)

The demon Belial appears in the grimoires Book of Incantations, The Cambridge Book of Magic, The Discoverie of Witchcraft, The Black Books of Elverum, The Magus, Munich Manual of Demonic Magic, The Book of the Office of Spirits, Three Books of Occult Philosophy, The Book of Abramelin, The Book of Oberon, Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, The Lesser Key of Solomon, and Paradise Lost

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


The Sixty-eighth Spirit is Belial. He is a Powerful King, and was created next after Lucifer. He appeareth in the Form of Two beautiful Angels sitting in a Chariot of Fire. He speaketh with a Comely Voice, and declareth that he fell first from among the worthier sort, that were before Michael, and other Heavenly Angels. His Office is to distribute Presentations and Senatorships, etc., and to cause favour of Friends and of Foes. He giveth excellent Familiars, and governeth 80 Legions of Spirits. Note well that this King Belial must have Offerings, Sacrifices and Gifts presented unto him by the Exorcist, or else he will not give True Answers unto his Demands. But then he tarrieth not one hour in the Truth, unless he be constrained by Divine Power. And his Seal is this, which is to be worn as aforesaid, etc.

The spell To conjure up the evil spirits to force a thief to return that which he has stolen invokes this demon.

This demon is associated with the direction West

Timeline of related events


In this century: 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)


Publication of Paradise Lost (lists this demon)



In this decade: Black Books of Elverum written (lists this demon)



Publication of The Magus (lists this demon)


In this decade: Book of Incantations written (lists this demon)