Monday, December 22, 2014

Baal (Demon)

Baal (sometimes spelled Bael, Baël (French), Baell) is in 17th century poetic occult writings one of the seven princes of Hell. The name is drawn from the Canaanite deity Baal mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the primary god of the Phoenicians.

While his Semitic predecessor was depicted as a man or a bull, the demon Baal was in grimmer tradition said to appear in the forms of a man, cat, toad, or combinations thereof. An illustration in Collin de Plancy's 1818 book Dictionnaire Infernal rather curiously placed the heads of the three creatures onto a set of spider legs.

"The Rite" (2011)

This Demon is also featured in the film "The Rite"(2011) starring Anthony Hopkins.


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