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Barakon -
an angel invoked in Solomonic conjuring rites.

Baraqel (Barakiel) - one of the fallen angels in Enoch's listings. A variant spelling or mistaken association with Barakiel.

Baraqijal - as noted in 'The Book of Jubilees', one of the watchers (Grigori) who united with the daughters of men, and incident touched on in Genesis 6. (Elaborated in The Book of Enoch.) Baraqijal, now a demon and inhabiting the nether realms, is a teacher of astrology. In Enoch I he is described as a leader (one of the "chiefs of ten") of a troop of fallen watchers. Baraqijal may be merely a variant of Barakiel (Baraqel), or they may be separate entities altogether.

Barattiel - in 3 Enoch 18:6, when Tagas sees Barattiel "the great angelic prince of the 3 fingers" (with which, it seems, he is able to hold up the highest heaven), he, Tagas, "removes the crown of glory from his head and falls to his face." [See:: Ataphiel, which may be a variant form of Barattiel. Or also possibly Barakiel.]

Barbatos - An angel formerly of the order of Virtues. "This fact," reports Spence in 'An Encyclopedia of Occultism', "was proved after infinite research." In Hell, where Barbatos now dwells, he is a Great Duke, ruling over 30 legions of spirits. He "giveth understanding of the song of birds, knows the past and can fortell the future." He may be invoked in magical rites, and he will appear gladly, but only when the sun is in the sign of Saggitarius. For Barbatos' sigil, see Wierus, 'Peudo-Monarchia'; Waite, 'The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts'; & 'The Lemegeton'.

Barbelo - A great female Archon, "perfect in all glory and next in rank to the Father-of-All." She is the consort to the Cosmocrator. [See: 'The Gospel of Mary' & the 'Apocryphon of John'.] In the 'Texts of the Savior', Barbelo is the daughter of the Pistis Sophia, procreator of the superior angels. [The female aspect of God.] Barbelo is the first created female, and associated/equated with Aariel. (oddly enough, so is the Demiurge.)

Barbiel (Barbuel, Baruel) - Once a prince of the order of Virtues and of the Archangels. He is an angel of the month of October and one of the 28 mansions of the moon. (Under Gabriel). In Barrett, 'The Magus', Barbiel is equated with Barakiel (which makes him also a ruler of the month of February, among other things). In the underworld, Barbiel serves as one of the '7 Electors', under the suzerainty of Zaphiel.

Barchiel - [Barakiel]

Barcus - In Apollonius of Tyana, 'The Nuctemeron', Barcus is an angel of the quintessence; he is also one of the genii of the 5th hour. Associated with Bacchus & Dionyusis of the Greek pantheon. [For more, See: pantheon-associations]

Bardiel (Barchiel, Baradiel) - The angel of hail in Jewish legend, long with Nuriel & the twin Quadisin (kadashin).

Baresches (Bareschas) - ["the beginning"]. In the grimoires, a great angel invoked to procure the woman desired by the invocant. (Love spell conjuring.)

Barginiel - Governing angel of the 7th hour of the day, according to 'The Lemegeton'.

Bariel - Ruling angel of the 11th hour of the day; also, angel of the 4th pentacle of the planet Jupiter. Involved in Solomonic magic.

Barinian - Supreme beings, "exalted angels" in ancient Persian lore. They are also called 'The Huristar'.

Barkaial - [Baraqijal]

Barkeil - An angel in Mandaean tradition. Could be an older variant of the name 'Barakiel'. Barkiel (Barakiel) - In 'OzarMidrashim II', 316, one of the numerous angelic guards of the gates of the East wind. Works under Nuriel.

Barku [See: Rimmon]

Barman (Bahman, Bahram, Jabriel, Gabriel) - In ancient Persian cosmology, a great 'mihr' (angel) placed over all the animals on Earth with the exception of man. Barman was also chief of 30 angels set to reside over the 30 days of the month. In 'The Dabistan'. Barman is one of the 'Amesha Spentas', "the first intelligence, the first angel... from whom all other spirits or angels proceed." He is "the mightiest of the angels whom the Muhammedans call Jabriel. (Gabriel). He was the angel of January and governor of the 2nd day of the month. Barman is usually pictured in an image of red stone, in human form, on his head a red crown. Omar Khayyam in the 'Rubaiyat' sings of "Bahram, the great hunter." His wings are said to be like "red saffron hairs." Muhammed's description of Gabriel's.

Barpharanges (Sesenges-Barharanges) - In Gnosticism, Barpharanges is one of the powers in charge of the spring of the waters of life. (heavenly baptism) His name appears in Coptic magical texts. He is associated with Raphael as an angel of Baptismal cleansing & healing.

Barsabel (Barzabel) - In 'The Magus', one of the angels governing the planet Mars. Works under Tzadkiel. His Kabbalistic number is 325.

Bartyabel - According to Paracelsus, in his 'Doctrine of Talismans', Bartyabel is a spirit of Mars, under both Barsabel & Tzadkiel. He is also associated with; Ithuriel, Madiniel, and Eschiel. (All these angels' names being set down in Hebrew characters when used for Solomonic magic, in which they are involved).

Baruch - ["The Blessed"]. Chief guardian angel of the Tree of Life, (Shares this role with several others, notably Raphael), according to the 'Apocalypse of Baruch'. Also in the 'Baruch', he travels through 5 Heavens, in the first 3 of which he sees "evil-looking monster." In an early Ophitic (gnostic) system, Baruch was one of 3 angels(Ronove being another of the 3), sent forth by the Elohim "to succor the spirit in man." Because of this charge he has a unique understanding of man's soul in proportion to the body and is therefore, (along with Ronove who is more notorious for it), capable of mass possession. On this note, Baruch is one of the 7 devils who possessed the body of Sister Seraphica of Loudon.

Baruchiachel - In 3 Enoch, one of the 7 great planetary rulers; and the only angel able to rout the female demon called: Strife.
Involved in Solomonic protection rites.

Barya'il - In Islamic apocalyptic writings, an angel encountered by the sufu Abu Yazid in the 7th Heaven. Barya'il is found to be "of the tallness of the distance of a journey 500 years." (Much like 'light years' measured for journey. Equally fantastical heights of angels measured in 'parasangs' in ancient Persian lore.) Barya'il is the head of innumerable ranks of dwellers on high. As in the case of offers in the lower Heavens (by the angel Lawidh in the 2nd and by the angel Naya'il in the 4th), Barya'il offers the sufi "a kingdom such as no tongue can describe," but the offer of bribe is resisted, Abu Yazid remaining throughout his mir'aj (heavenly ascent) single-minded in his devotion to God.

Basasael (Basasaeyal) - In Enoch I, an evil archangel.

Bashmallin (Hashmallim) - A variant name for the order of Dominations.

Baskabas - A variant reading for Kasbak, one of the 72 aspects (secret names) of the angel Metatron.

Basus - In Hechaloth lore, an angelic guard stationed in the 4th Heavenly hall. (In Araboth).

Bataliel - One of the rulers over the 12 signs of the zodiac.

Batarel (Batariel, Badariel, Batrael, Batarjal, Matarel) - One of the 200 fallen Grigori in Enoch's listings. Invoked in Solomonic ceremonial rites. His name appears in 'Talisman 4' of the 'Sage of the Pyramids'.

Batarjal - [Batarel]

Bathor - In white magic, one of the 7 Olympian spirits, known as the 'Electors' or 'Stewards of Heaven'. [For more, See: pantheon-associations.]

Bat Qol (Bath Kol) - ["heavenly voice", or "daughter of the voice"]. A holy guardian angel said to have visited in his cell the 2nd century sage, 'Simeon ben Yohai', reputed author of 'The Zohar'. Bat Qol is held by many rabbis to be a form of divine pronouncement in the latter days when prophecy had ceased. She, (for Bat Qol is female) is symbolized as a dove and may be compared, with the manifestation in this form, to the Holy Ghost in New Testament theophany. In a Syrian charm invocation (from: 'The Book of Protection'), Bat Qol is referred to as "the Voice which called out to Cain the murderer, 'why is thy brother Abel?'" (Said also to have been Uriel.) She is associated with Ariel and the Pistis Sophia.

Batsran - One of the 72 aspects (secret names) of the Metatron.

Bat Zuge - A term for the evil Lilith when she is regarded as the 10th of the 10 unholy Sefiroth or divine emanations issuing from the left side of God.

Bazathiel (Raphael-Bazazath) - An archangel residing in the 2nd Heaven. In 'The Testament of Solomon' and in magical tracts generally, Bazazath (or Bazazarath) is reported to have put to flight, among other feats, a winged dragon (female) by the name of Obizuth.

Baz Baziah - A Talmudic angel invoked to cure cutaneous disorders.

Bazkiel - An angelic guard at the borders of the 3rd Heaven.

Baztiel - In Hechaloth lore, an angelic guard at the 1st Heavenly hall in Araboth.

Bealphares - Although characterized as a demon in Weirus, 'Psuedo-Monarchia', Bealphares is also declared to be "the noblest carrier that ever did serve any man upon on Earth." He must therefore be called a benign spirit. Moreover, he is not listed as a demon in the rather exhaustive 'Dictionnaire Infernal' or other registers of underworld hierarchies.

Bearechet - an angel of the Seal, cited in 'The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses'.

Beasts of the Field - In 'The Zohar' and in Kabbalistic works generally, "beasts of the field" is often a designation for the higher angels.

Beatiel - An angel serving in the 4th Heaven.

Beatrice (Portinari, Biatrias, Beh'hatriah) - The Beatrice of Dante's 'La Vita Nuova' and 'The Divine Comedy'. Dante sees his beloved in Paradise as an angel; she then leads him to the Empyrean, which is one of the abodes of God. (Possibly associated with 'Beh'hatriah'.)

Beburos - One of the 9 angels who will rule "at the end of the world", according to 'Revelation of Esdras'. [For the names of the other 8 angels, See: Angels at the End of the World.]

Bedaliel - An angel invoked to command or exercise demons, as cited in Goetic tracts.

Bedrimulael - [Abedumabal].

Beelzebub (Belzebud, Beelzebuth, Belzaboul, Beelzeboul, Baalsebul, etc.) - ["God of Flies"]. Originally, a Syrian God, Beelzebub is in II Kings 1:3, a God of Ekron in Philistia. In the Kabbala, he is chief of the 9 evil hierarchies in the underworld. In Mathew 10:25, Mark 3:22, and Luke 40;15, Beelzebub is chief of the demons, "prince of the devils", but he is to be distinguished from Satan (just as his is in magic). In the 'Gospel of Nicodemus', Christ, during his 3 days in Hell, gives Beelzebub dominion over the underworld in gratitude for permitting him (Christ), over Satan's objections, to take Adam and other "Saints in prison" to Heaven. He is called both "Lord of Flies" & "Lord of Chaos". Dante identifies Beelzebub as Satan, while Milton ranks him "next to Satan in power and crime." In 'Paradise Lost' I, 157 Satan addresses Beelzebub as a "fallen cherub." In Hayley's edition of the 'Poetical Woks of John Milton', there is an illustration showing "Satan conferring with Belzebuth." On the contrary, in Gurdjieff's 'All and Everything, Beelzebub'z Tales to his Grandson', the hero is Beelzebub.

Behemiel (Hariel, Hashmal) - An angel with dominion over tame beasts. Behemiel is chief of the order of hashmallin, an order equated with that of the cherubim.

Behemoth - A male chaos-monster (whale, crocodile, hippopotamus) created on the 5th day and closely associated with the female Leviathan. Also identified with Rahab, primordial angel of the sea, and with the Angel of Death. [Uriel & Azrael]. In Roman Catholic theology, Behemoth is the principle of darkness, although Job's (40:19) "he is the chief of the ways of God" points in an opposite direction. He is associated with primordial deities like Nox. [For more, See: pantheon-associations].

Beleth (Bileth, Bilet, Byleth) - Once of the order of Powers - an order which he hopes to return - Beleth is a fallen angel in Hell where he rules 85 legions of demons. He is a king, rides a pale horse, and is announced by a blare of trumpets. His sigil is shown in Waite, 'The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts', p. 169, and in 'The Lemegeton'. That Beleth was formerly in the order of powers "was proved after infinite research," reports Spence in 'An Encyclopaedia of Occultism,' p. 119.

Belhar - [Bernael].

Beli - One of the angelic guards of the gates of the North Wind. Works under the authority of Nuriel.

Beliael - Like Beli, an angelic guard of the North Wind under Nuriel.

Belial (Beliar, Berial) - In Jacobus de Teramo, 'Das Buch Beliel', this great fallen angel, often equated with Satan, is pictured presenting credentials to Solomon; also as dancing before the Hebrew king. Paul, in Corinthians 6:15, asks "What concord hath Christ with Belial?" Here, clearly, Paul regards Belial as chief of demons, or Satan. In 'Paradise Lost I', 490-492, "Belial came last; thatn whom a spirit more lewd/Fell not from Heav'n, or more gross to love/Vice it self." Later, in 'Paradise Lost II', 110-112, Milton speaks of Belial thus: "A fairer person lost not Heav'n; he seemed/ For dignitey compos'd and high exploit;" but hastens to add: "all was false and hollow." In 'Origin of the Names of Angels and Demons', Barton says of Belial that it is; "Possibly an old name of Sheol." In 'The Toilers of the Sea', Victor Hugo, drawing on occult sources, speaks of Belial as Hell's ambassador to Turkey. (Associating him with the Principalities, and Mastema.) As in the case of Bileth, it was "only after infinite research," reports Spence, (In 'An Encyclopaedia of Occultism', that Belial was "proved to have been formerly of the order of Virtues."

Beliar (Belial) - ["worthless"]. Interchangeable, in most sources, with Beliel. Beliar is mentioned in Deuteronomy, Judges, and I Samuel, always as evil, it's symbol or personification. In apocryphal writings Beliar is the prince of darkness, supreme adversary of God. In 'The Martyrdom of Isaiah' he is the angel of lawlessness. In 'The Gospel of Bartholomew', Bartholomew asks Belial to tell who he is, and Beliar answers: "At first I was called Satanel which is interpreted as messenger of God, but when I rejected the image of God my name was call'd Satanas, that is, an angel that keepeth Hell... I was formed the first angel... Michael second, Gabriel third, Uriel fourth, Raphael fifth, Nathanael sixth...These are the angels of vengeance that were first formed." In Waite, 'The Lemegeton', Beliar is said to have been created "next after Lucifer." As a fallen angel Beliar boasts that he "fell first among the worthier sort." Milton calls him: "a false titled son of God." According to the Schoolmen, Beliar was once partly of the order of angels and partly of the order of Virtues. However, Glasson, 'Greek Influence in Jewish Eschatology', argues that Beliar was never an angel and compares him to Ahriman, chief devil of Persian mythology, who was "independent of God and God's opposite equal." [See: Ahriman]. The tradition that Beliar is Hell's primate is carried on in the work of two writers, Thomas Mann and Aldous Huxley, both of whom regard Beliar as the exemplar and epitome of evil.

Belphegor (Belfagor, Baal-Peor) - ["Lord of opening", "Lord Baal of Mt. Phegor"]. A Moabite God of licentiousness who was once, according to Kabbalists, an angel of the order of Principalities. In Hell, Belphegor is the demon of discoveries and ingenious inventions. When invoked, he appears in the form of a young woman. Rufinus and Jerome identify Belphegor with Priapus. [See: Numbers 52:1-3]. De Plancy's 'Dictionnaire Infernal' indicates that certain dignitaries of the infernal empire served as special envoys or ambassadors to the nations of the Earth, and that Belphegor was accredited to France. Victor Hugo in 'The Toilers of the Sea' confirms De Plancy's accreditation of Belphegor to Paris. According to Milton, Belphegor is a variant of Nisroc, whom he lists as "of Principalities the Prime." Masters, 'Eros and Evil', suggests that Belphegor is the counterpart of the Hindu Rutrem, who is usually represented with an erect phallus. He is associated with feces and unclean orifices, hence his title as "Lord of Feces", and his followers common practice of kissing each other at the anus.

Belsal - An angel of the 1st hour of the night under the rulership of Gamiel.

Bel-se-buth - [Beelzebub].

Belzeboub (Beelzebub) - Dante identifies him with Satan.

Belzebuth (Beelzebuth) - Prince of Seraphim, so titled by M. Garinet, 'History of Magic in France'. In the view of De Plancy ('Dictionnaire Infernal III and IV) Belzebuth is not an angel but a demon, and the evil genius who governs the mouth of July (The opposite number to the angel Verchiel.) Equated with Beelzebub.

Benad Hasche (B'nah Elohim) - ["daughters of God"]. The title of female angels, as once worshiped by the Arabs and Hebrews. [For more, See: Elohim].

Ben Ani - A name written in Heaven in the characters (language) of the angels that is used to invoke and command demons.

Bencul - One of the 9 holy angels invoked in Kabbalistic rites in the general citation of Moses.

B'ne Elim (Bene Elohim) - ["Sons of God"]. Angels or Archangels. While it is a general term for angel, it has specifically been mentioned as an order unceasingly singing the praises of God. Also as a 10th subdivision of the order of Thrones, according to 'The Zohar' and de Mirville, 'Pneumatologie'. Most popular title for the watchers or Grigori; the angels who united with the daughters of men. The Bene Elim of Genesis 6:2 are these, (although sometimes equated with the order of the Ischim.) Of these 200 Grigori, Samyazel was chief of their order , although Azazel was the more popular of the lesser chiefs, and considered the one in the order of "most fault." In 'The Zohar', chief of the order is Hofniel. [For more, See: Elohim].

Bene ha-Elohim - ["Children of God"]. Angels, same as Bene elim (above). According to Rabbi Simeon ben Johai, those who translate ha-Elohim as "sons of God" are in error and should be cursed, as Elohim is a literal plural. (As in "children of the Gods"). [For more, See: Elohim]. In 'Targum of Onkelos and Jonathan', the title given to Bene ha-Elohim is "Sons of the Chiefs", or "Sons of the high ones".

Beniel - An angel invoked to command demons for conferring the gift of invisibility. Involved in Solomonic rites.

Benign Angel - In 'Midrash Aggada Exodus', the Benign Angel is Uriel; in 'The Zohar I', 93b, it is Gabriel. The Benign Angel was sent down to attack or slay Moses for neglecting to observe the covenant of circumcision with regard to the Lawgiver's son. Zipporah (Moses' wife) saved the day by performing the rite (Exodus 4:25).

Ben Nez - ["hawk"]. A name for the angel Rubiel of Ruhiel. Ben Nez exercises dominion over the wind. According to tradition (Talmud 'Baba Bathra', 25a), he "holds back the South Wind with his pinions lest the world be consumed." Ben Nez is referred to as a mountain as well as an angel.

Beodonos - In Mathers, 'The Greater Key of Solomon', an angel invoked in the Conjuration of the Reed.

Beqa (Biqa) - ["The oath", or "The one of the oath"]. the original name for the fallen Kasbeel. After Kasbeel's fall (he sinned by turning away from God the moment he was created). he was renamed Kasbeel, "one who breaks his oath to God" or "The one who lies to God". Associated with Lucifer as the true name of the first created/first fallen. Symbolically, his name represents the bind to God that could not be broken by free will of the lesser angels. This 'oath' was broken when Beqa, being the greater angel, turned his back on God, allowing for those under him to do the same under his support. (Suggesting they were incapable of doubt before him.) In Wippler's 'Book of Megadriel', he is portrayed in this light as Lucifer, then Satan himself.

Beratiel - One of the ruling angels of the 12th hour of the day.

Berekeel - ["my blessing is God"]. An angel of the seasons according to 'Enoch I', 82:17.

Berial - [Belial].

Berith - [Balberith].

Berka'el - In Enoch lore, Berka'el is a leading spirit of 3 months of the year, serving under Melkejal.

Bernael - In Falasha lore, the angel of darkness; when he is identified or equated with Beliel, he is the angel of evil.

Beshter - The name of Michael in ancient Persian lore. He was regarded as providing sustenance for mankind, which would equate him with Metatron.

Bethor - One of the 7 supreme angels ruling the 196 provinces in which Heaven is divided. Bethor rules 42 Olympic regions and commands kings, princes, dukes, etc., and "governs all things that are ascribed to (the planet) Jupiter." To do Bethor's bidding there are, in addition 29,000 legions of spirits.His sigil is found in Agrippa's 'Three Books of Occult Philosophy'.

Bethuael - ["house of God" or "Vessel/Man of God"]. One of the 28 angels governing the 28 mansions of the moon. Therefore under Gabriel.

Bethuel - An angel's name found inscribed on an oriental charm (kamea) for warding off evil. Associated with Bethuael (above).

Betuliel - One of the governing angels of the Zodiac. (According to Agrippa's 'Three Books on Occult Philosophy'.)

Bezrial - One of the angelic guards of the 3rd Heaven, according to the 'Pirke Hechaloth'.

Bhaga - In Vedic lore, one of 7 (or 12) celestial deities, analogous to Judaeo-Christian angels. [See: Adityas].

Bibiyah - One of the 72 aspects (secret names) of the angel Metatron.

Bifiel - In Hechaloth lore ('Ma'asseh Merkabah'), an angelic guard of the 6th Heavenly hall in Araboth.

Bigtha (Biztha) - In Ginzberg, 'The Legends of the Jews', one of the 7 Angels of Confusion: also one of the 2 Pressers of the Winepress. In the house of Ahasuerus, Bigtha is an angel of destruction.

Bileth - [Beleth].

Binah - ["understanding"]. The 3rd Sephirah on the Tree of Life. [See: Sephiroth]. In 'The Book of Concealed Mystery', Binah is called "the sea." Located between Kether (Crown) and Geburah (Severity). Associated with the choir Aralim or Thrones. Ruling angel is Tzaphkiel, and avderse Qlippoth is Satariel of the order of 'Concealers'.

Biqa (Beqa) - ["A good person", "a faithful person"]. Variant name associated with Beqa, the original name for the fallen Kasbeel. After Kasbeel's fall (he sinned by turning away from God the moment he was created). he was renamed Kasbeel, "one who breaks his oath to God." [See: Beqa].

Bird of God - A term used by Dante to denote an angel.

Bizbul - ["in Zebul"]. A secret name of Metatron, according to Rabbi Inyanei bar Sisson.

Black Angel - In Mohammedan demonology one comes across (twin) black angels, named Monker & Nakir. Another black angel, unnamed, is pictured in the 'Treatise on Astrology and Divination' of Mohammed al-Sudi. This angel with the features of rackhasa is shown with 2 other malevolent spirits in 'Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology' and reproduced on p. 68.

Blaef - In occult lore, a Friday angel of the air, ministering to Sarabotes and subject to the West Wind.

Blautel - An angel invoked in necromancy. Can posses the vessels of the dead, and retrieve memories. (Solomonic magic.)

Bludon - One of the 7 Electors (underworld planetary spirits or rulers) in Agrippa's listing. Bludon replaces Ganael in the planetary rulers cited by Conybeare, 'The Testament of Solomon.'

B'ne Seraphim - ["Child of the Seraphim"]. In practical Kaballah, the angel governing the planet Mercury. In talismanic magic he is the intelligence of the planet Venus.

Boamiel - One of the 6 angels placed over the 4 parts of Heaven, according to 'The Sefer Raziel'. The other 5 angels are Scamijm, Gabriel, Adrael, Dohel, and Madiel.

Bodiel - A ruling prince of the 6th Heaven, according to 'Hechaloth Zoterathi, quoted in '3 Enoch' 17. The ruling angels usually designated are Sabath, Sandalphon, Zachiel, or Zebul.

Boel (Boul, Booel, Bohel, Dohel) - ["God is in him"]. One of the 7 exalted throne angels resident in the 1st Heaven. Boel holds the 4 keys to the 4 corners of the Earth; by means of these keys all the angelic hosts are able to enter the Garden of Eden- when, that is, Boel unlocks the gates and the 2 guardian Cherubim permit entry. According to Barret, 'The Magus', Boel resides not in the 1st Heaven but in the 7th (more likely, as the throne of God is in the innermost or 7th Heaven). The star (or more correctly planet) he governs is Saturn.

Briel - One of the 70 childbed amulet angels. [For the names of all 70, See: childbed amulet].

Brieus - An angel who, it is said, is alone able to overcome the designs and machinations of the demon Rabdos.

Bualu - One of the 8 angels of omnipotence employed in conjuring rites. Among the others of this group are Atuasuel, Ebuhuel, Tablatlu, Tulatu, Labusi, and Ublisi. The Kabbalistic instructions for conjuring these angels specify that they; "must be called 3 times from the 4 corners of the world with a clear and powerful voice and when the name of each is pronounced 3 times, then 3 sounds must be uttered by the horn."

Buchuel - An angelic name found inscribed in an oriental charm (Kamea) for warding off evil.

Buddha - [Budh Avatar].

Budh Avatar (Buddha) - the 9th of the 10 avatars in Vedic lore. Along with Krishna, he is the most well known. Sometimes called an "angel of mercy." [See: Avatar].

Buhair - In Mandean lore, one of the 10 uthri (angels) that accompany the sun on it's daily course.

Bull - In Zoroastrian mythology, the source of all light; he was created by Ormazd and destroyed by Ahriman. (An associated representation is the fall of Lucifer, 'The light bringer'.) Out of the Bull's scattered seed, according to legend, sprang the first man and woman. In this he is also representational of the Greek Dionysis, particularly Zagreus; whose blood mixed with that of the titans to make man.[See: pantheon-associations].

Burcat (Burchat) - In the Kabbalah, an angel of the air serving in the 4th Heaven; he governs on Lord's Day (Sunday) and is invoked from the West. He is one of the messengers of the sun, and under Raphael (bringing him prayers that he does not himself retrieve for healing).

Burkhan - In Manicheanism, an incarnate messenger "of the God of Light to man." A variant term for "Walker", or angel who incarnates into a human body. [See: Walkers]. Zoroaster was said to have been a Burkhan, as was Melchelzidiek and Raziel.

Busasejal - According to 'Enoch I', one of a troop of fallen angels.

Busthariel - An angelic name found inscribed on an oriental charm (kamea) for warding off evil.

Butator (Butatar) - The genius or spirit of calculations. Butator serves in the 3rd hour of the day and may be invoked in ritual magic rites, as certified by Apollonius of Tyana in 'The Nuctemeron'.

Byleth - [Beleth].

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