Judeo-Christian Demons

Adramelech – High Chancellor of Hell

The name Adramelech (also Adrammalech) appears in the Old Testament only twice. The first time, he is mentioned as a son of the Assyrian King Sennacharib along with Sharezer, who murdered their father while he was worshiping in the temple of his idol, Nisrach (2 Kings 19:36-38 cf. Isaiah 37:37-39).


The second time Adramelech is mentioned is in the context of a Samarian sun god who was worshiped by the Sepharvites.

The Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire as sacrifices to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. – 2 Kings 17:31

Adramelech in Demonology

According to Gustav Davidson, Adramelech, which means, “king of fire” is one of two throne angels along with Asmadai. In demonology he is 8th of the 10 arch-demons and a great minister and chancelor of the Order of the Fly, founded by Beelzebub. He is said to appear in the form of a mule or peacock.

Dictionnaire InfernalCollin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased)
Adramelech was a high chancellor of hell and president of the high council of devils. He can sometimes appear with a mule or a peacock. It is said that the people of the city of Sepharvaim, the city of the Assyrians, sacrificed children to him.

A poet’s description of Adramelech can be found in Robert Silverberg’s short story “Basileus”. He is described as “The enemy of God, greater in ambition, guile and mischief than Satan. A fiend more curst—a deeper hypocrite”.

In Judeo-Christian teachings, any pagan God of another religion is essentially considered a demon. Adramelech appears in “Milton’s Paradise Lost” where he’s considered a fallen angel who along with Asmodeus, was vanquished to the eternal hell fire by Iruel and Raphael. Eventually becoming “President of the Senate” in Hell as well as a Chancellor.

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