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INFERNAL NAMES

These are The Infernal Names and their meanings used in Satanism, as listed in The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey. Either all Infernal Names or those most relevant are recited in ritual.

  • Abaddon - The Destroyer (Hebrew)
  • Adramalech - Samarian devil
  • Ahpuch - Mayan devil
  • Ahriman - Mazdean devil
  • Amon - Egyptian ram-headed god of life and reproduction
  • Apollyon - Greek synonym for Satan, the arch fiend
  • Asmodeus - Hebrew devil of sensuality and luxury, originally "creature of judgment"
  • Astaroth - Phoenician goddess of lasciviousness, equivalent of Babylonian Ishtar 
  • Azazel - Taught man to make weapons of war, introduced cosmetics (Hebrew)
  • Baalberith - Canaanite Lord of the covenant who was later made a devil 
  • Balaam - Hebrew devil of avarice and greed 
  • Baphomet - Worshipped by the Templars as symbolic of Satan
  • Bast - Egyptian goddess of pleasure represented by the cat
  • Beelzebub - Lord of the Flies, taken from the symbolism of the scarab (Hebrew)
  • Behemoth - Hebrew personification of Satan in the form of an elephant 
  • Beherit - Syriac name for Satan
  • Bilé - Celtic god of Hell
  • Chemosh - National god of Moabites, later a devil
  • Cimeries - Rides a black horse and rules Africa
  • Dagon - Philistine avenging devil of the sea
  • Damballa - Voodoo serpent of God
  • Demogorgon - Greek name of the devil, it is said should not be known to mortals
  • Diabolous - "Flowing downwards" (Greek)
  • Dracula - Romanian name for son of the devil or dragon
  • Enma-O - Japanese ruler of Hell
  • Euronymous - Greek Prince of Death (a misspelling, correct spelling Eurynomos)
  • Fenris - Son of Loki, depicted as a wolf 
  • Gorgo - dim. of Demogorgon, Greek name of the devil
  • Haborym - Hebrew synonym for Satan
  • Hecate - Greek goddess of the underworld and witchcraft
  • Ishtar - Babylonian goddess of fertility
  • Kali - Daughter of Shiva, high priestess of the Thuggees (Hindu)
  • Lilith - Hebrew female devil, Adam's first wife who taught him lust
  • Loki - Teutonic devil
  • Mammon - Aramaic god of wealth and profit
  • Mania - Etruscan goddess of Hell
  • Mantus - Etruscan god of Hell
  • Marduk - god of the city of Babylon
  • Mastema - Hebrew synonym for Satan
  • Melek Taus - Yezidi devil
  • Mephistopheles - he who shuns the light, q.v. Faust (Greek
  • Metztli - Aztec goddess of the night
  • Mictian - Aztec god of death
  • Midgard - son of Loki, depicted as a serpent
  • Milcom - Ammonite devil
  • Moloch - Phoenician and Canaanite devil 
  • Mormo - King of the Ghouls, consort of Hecate (Greek)
  • Naamah - Hebrew female devil of seduction
  • Nergal - Babylonian god of Hades
  • Nihasa - American Indian devil
  • Nija - Polish god of the underworld
  • O-Yama - Japanese name for Satan 
  • Pan - Greek god of lust, later relegated to devildom 
  • Pluto - Roman god of the underworld
  • Prosperine - Greek queen of the underworld 
  • Pwcca - Welsh name for Satan 
  • Rimmon - Syrian devil worshipped at Damascus 
  • Sabazios - Phrygian origin, identified with Dionysos, snake worship 
  • Saitan - Enochian equivalent of Satan 
  • Samael - "Venom of God" (Hebrew
  • Samnu - Central Asian devil 
  • Sedit - American Indian devil 
  • Sekhmet - Egyptian goddess of vengeance 
  • Set - Egyptian devil 
  • Shaitan - Arabic name for Satan 
  • Shiva - The Destroyer (Hindu
  • Supay - Inca god of the underworld 
  • T'an-mo - Chinese counterpart to the devil, covetousness, desire 
  • Tchort - Russian name for Satan, "black god" 
  • Tezcatlipoca - Aztec god of Hell 
  • Thamuz - Sumerian god who was later relegated to devildom 
  • Thoth - Egyptian god of magic 
  • Tunrida - Scandinavian female devil 
  • Typhon - Greek personification of devil 
  • Yaotzin - Aztec god of Hell 
  • Yen-lo-Wang - Chinese ruler of Hell 

Musical Influence
With the occult stance of Satanism, many occult-related bands or band members have used certain infernal names as their band name or pseudonyms for themselves. Examples include:

  • Abaddon - Stage name for the original drummer of thrash metal band Venom Tony Bray
  • Amon - The original name of death metal band Deicide. 
  • Apollyon - Part of the band name for a Tom Fischer project Apollyon Sun. 
  • Behemoth - Name of Polish black/death metal band. 
  • Nergal - Name of The guitarist and vocalist of the polish black death metal band 
  • Euronymous - Stage name of former Mayhem guitarist Řystein Aarseth
  • Fenriz - Stage name of Darkthrone drummer Gylve Nagell. 
  • Marduk - Name of Swedish black metal band. 
  • Samael - Name of Swiss dark metal band
  • Tchort - Stage name of former Emperor bassist Terje Schei. 

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