Demon Study: Agares

AgeusAgares, my old friend, it is time that I write about thee.I have a very strong relationship with this spirit and he has helped me out in a number of projects dealing with languages and writing.True to the old Lore,he has always appeared to me as a kindly old man on the back of a crocodile,sometime with a hawk,but at others with a snake in his hand.It is said by some praticinerions that he can appear as a woman,but that has never been the case in my experience.The Lore states:

Pseudomonarchia daemonum – Johann Wier (1583)

Agares – The first duke under the power of the east, is named Agares, he commeth up mildile [i.e. he appears willingly] in the likenes of a faire old man, riding upon a crocodile, and carrieng a hawke on his fist; hee teacheth presentlie all maner of toongs, he fetcheth backe all such as runne awaie, and maketh them runne that stand still; he overthroweth all dignities supernaturall and temporall, hee maketh earthquakes, [lit. “and makes spirits of the earth dance”] and is of the order of vertues, having under his regiment thirtie one legions.

Dictionnaire Infernal – Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased)
Aguares, of the order of the virtues who governs thirty-one legions, appears riding a crocodile and carrying a sparrowhawk. He is said to make deserters return and can cause enemies to flee. He can exalt people, teach all languages, and make the earth spirits dance.

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904)

Agares' Goetic seal
Agares’ Goetic seal

The Second Spirit is a Duke called Agreas, or Agares. He is under the Power of the East, and cometh up in the form of an old fair Man, riding upon a Crocodile, carrying a Goshawk upon his fist, and yet mild in appearance. He maketh them to run that stand still, and bringeth back runaways. He teaches all Languages or Tongues presently. He hath power also to destroy Dignities both Spiritual and Temporal, and causeth Earthquakes. He was of the Order of Virtues. He hath under his government 31 Legions of Spirits. And this is his Seal or Character which thou shalt wear as a Lamen before thee.

I’ve asked for help and advice on Sanskrit, Hebrew, Spanish, Enochian, and with my work on the demonolator enns (Enns are sentences of invitation, admiration or requests for protection for particular demons, the language comes from the private grimoires of demonolator Alexander Willit in 16th century.). If called often, he will remind you to work harder on the languages he helps you with,and can get quite cross if you “give up” on one and try to move on to something much more challenging, as I did working from Spanish to Sanskrit.I have a small command of each tongue, but would have had a much greater grasp of word meaning and syntax if I hadn’t jumped from one to the other in such a way. He comes quickly and is easy to work with, at times the kind but disapproving school teacher, this spirit wants you to do the work to gain what you are after.At one time when I was working with Enochian heavaly, he sat down and drew a sigil on a piece of parchment. Agares told me that if I draw this sigil on the top of the page I was using to study with, it would increase comprehension dramatically. Needless to say, I still use this sigil and it still serves me well in this capacity.In conversations I’ve had with him it was relayed to me that he is as old as the moon and was on the ground when the pyramids were being built.Hinted that he was a contemporary of Horus.  I’ve been given the name of the crocodile spirit that he rides, but am not at liberty to reveal that name (I will ask him if I can publish the name at a later date). I have bought Cups of Coffee and books on Language in his honor and have left them open on tables in schools for services rendered.His Enn: Rean Ganen Ayar Da Agares

Sources:The Goetia the Lesser Key of Solomon the King: Lemegeton, Book 1 Clavicula Salomonis Regis, Discoverie of Witchcraft, Pseudomonarchia daemonum (from, The Complete Book of Demonolatry.The Grimorium Carceris (unpublished).

Art and Words Copyright 2015- Vincent Piazza

Art work-Aguares in green-2015

Demon Study: Agares was originally published on The Hidden Left Hand

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