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Master of Infernal Ceremonies
AKA Paymon
Gender Male ♂
Color Black , Dark blue 
Element Earth 🜃
Metal Mercury ☿
Planet Mercury ☿
Plant Bindweed

According to Collin de Plancy (1863), Paymon is a king of hell who governs 200 legions, half of them from the Angelic Order, and half from the Order of Powers. He appears as a man with a woman’s face riding a dromedary, and crowned with a headdress made with precious stones. If Paymon is evoked by sacrifice or libation, he may appear accompanied by Bebal and Abalam.

Paimon gives the power to influence and control others and teaches the arts and sciences. He provides good familiars and gives one position and honor. He can reveal anything about the Earth and one’s mind. When he appears, he is attended by other Demons. Paimon is known to make noise. Someone revealed that their smoke alarm went off, all by itself with no explanation when Paimon appeared after a summoning. Paimon is not Azazel, as some writings claim. They are both separate and different individual Demons.

Paimon is full of energy. Loud noises and bright lights tend to make him more active. He is very colorful and very friendly.

Great caution must be taken in the conjuration of Paimon as he is able to bring undesirable and dangerous spirits as well as the chaste and honorable.

Also he is one of the demonic princes overseeing the four cardinal directions, West being his domain. In the Goetia he is ninth of the seventy-two demons. His summoned, as describe in this text, his entrance is preceded by a host of spirits appearing as men playing trumpets, cymbals, and other diverse instruments. Paimon appears as a man astride a camel bolstering a mighty roar of his booming voice and wearing a glorious crown [3].

In Wierus’ Pseudomonarchia Daemonum Paimon is described as having an effeminate face, also in de Plancy’s Dictionarie Infernal he is described as manifesting as a man having a woman’s face. All sources seem to confirm that of all of the Goetia demons Paimon has some of the strongest loyalties to Lucifer. He has an unnaturally loud voice and when continuing speaking at such ear-splitting volume the summoner has to command Paimon to alter his speech in order to understand him [3]

When summoned, Paimon can provide knowledge of the arts and sciences. He can reveal answers to such mysteries as the nature of the Earth, the location of the Abyss, and the origin of the wind. He can bestow dignitaries and provide familiars against enemies while binding anyone resisting him in his own chains. Supposedly his abode is in the northwest where he controls no fewer than two hundred legions of spirits, some from the Order of Angels while others from the Order of Powers. Some say Paimon belong to the Order of Dominions while others say the Order of Cherubim. He expects consecrations and liberations and acts favorably when receiving them. In his Discovery of Witchcraft Scot uses the word librations instead of sacrifices, giving a partial nefarious air to operations involving Paimon. Such a substitution of words is accepted by most traditional Witch traditions even Luciferians who say they avoid sacrifices [3]

At times Paimon manifests with two lesser demonic kings. In the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum they are named Beball and Abalam. In the Goetia they are Labal and Abali. When accompanied by these kings Paimon is only escorted by twenty-five legions of lesser spirits. His name is Paymon in the Daemonum. Paimon also appears as the ninth demon in the Goetia of Dr. Rudd being described as a king ruling over twenty-five legions. This text associates him with the Order of Powers. The angel Hasiel has the power to constrain him.

According to The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King, Paimon is one of the Kings of Hell, more obedient to Lucifer than other kings are, and has two hundred (one hundred to other authors) legions of demons under his rule. He has a great voice and roars as soon as he comes, speaking in this manner for a while, until the conjurer compels him and then he answers clearly the questions he is asked. When the conjurer invokes this demon he must look towards the northwest (the west to other authors), for there is where he has his house, and when Paimon appears he must be allowed to ask what he wishes and be answered, in order to obtain the same from him [4].[1]



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