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Iabiel - An evil angel invoked in ceremonial magic for seperating a husband from his wife. According to some myth, the angel's compensation for this is possession of the man's body by dark spirits (sometimes the angel Iabiel himself), which cause the man to become unstable, jealous, and eventually murderous towards the invocant. Iabiel is mentioned in The Sword of Moses.

Iachadiel - An angel whose name is found inscribed on the 5th pentacle of the moon. A serving angel under Uriel who acts as his herald. He calls Uriel when the Aeon is conjured for all matters of darkness. He "serveth unto destruction and loss... thou mayest call upon him against all Phantoms of the night and to summon the souls of the departed from Hades."

Ialdabaoth (Ialdalbaoth, Aariel, Jaldabaoth, Ildabaoth) - [The Demiurge]

Iadara - In association with another spirit named Schaltiel, Iadara governs the sign of the virgin (Virgo) in the zodiac.

Iadiel - ["The God of the Working Hand", "Hand of God"]. An angel listed in Schwab, Vocabulaire de l'Angelologie.

Iaeo - An angel invoked to exorcise demons. Iaeo is also able, with the aid of other angels, to frustrate the machinations of the demon Saphathorael.

Iahhel - In the Kabbalah, an Archangel with dominion over philosophers and those who wish to withdraw from wordly concerns. Iahhel is also one of the 72 angels bearing the mystical name of God Shemhamphorae. His sigil.

Iahmel - An angel who has dominion over the air. A Herald of Raphael who appears in the form of an Eagle. A close coorespondent to the angel Raziel who brought him food, water, and "comfort" when he walked as a man.

Iaho (Iao, Jehovah) - The name of a divine spirit pronounced by Moses on Pharoah Necho, causing the Egyptian King to die on the spot.

Ialcoajul - An angel of the 11th hour of the night, serving under Dardariel.

Ialdabaoth - (Yalda Bahut, Ariel)

Iameth - An angel encountered in occult and apocryphal writings. He is the only beneficient spirit who is able to overcome the machinations of Kunopaston, demon of the Sea.

Iao - [Iao the Great]

Iao the Great - 1st of the 7 Archons (Aeons) constituting the Hebdomad in the Gnostic system of primordial powers. He was the master of the 7 Heavens and leader of the primordial forces. Thus he is equated with Beqa, the 1st being to be created and consequentally the first also to fall into Chaos. Iao the Great is also equated with Ariel as the Demiurge. In 3 Enoch, Iao's assistant, Little Iao, is actually Metatron under one of his many agnomina. This indicates that Iao the Great could be God himself.

Iaoth - In the Testament of Solomon, Iaoth is one of the 7 Archangels (a variant of the 7 Aeons). He is equated with Beqa, the first and fallen of the Aeons. By the power of Iaoth's name, the demon Kurteel (who causes bowel pains) can be overcome. In the sense that Kurteel is a variant of Kasbeel (Beqa's title after the fall), calling the name of Iaoth in aid seems to indicate some conjuration of his former divine nature.

Iaqwiel - An angel of the moon under Gabriel.

Iax - An angel capable of thwarting the demon Roeled (who causes stomach trouble) and the demon Envy.

Iblis - [Eblis]

Iboriel - In Ma'asseh Merkabah, an angelic guard of the 7th Heavenly Hall at Araboth.

Iciriel - One of the 28 angels ruling the 28 mansions of the moon. Iciriel serves under Gabriel.

Idedi - In Akkadian theology, an order of angels who have their dwelling in the 1st Heaven.

Idrael - In Ma'asseh Merkabah, an angelic guard of the 5th Heavenly Hall at Araboth.

Idris - A name for Enoch in Koranic lore.

Iealo - An angel invoked to exercise demons.

Iedidiel - An angel summoned up in ritual invocation.

Iehuiah - An angel of the order of Thrones and of Powers, a protector of Princes, and one of the 72 angels bearing the mystical name of God Shemhamphorae. His Sigil (Ambelain Kabbale Practique)

Ieiaiel - An angel of the future who is under Uriel. He shares his office with Teiaiel. Ieiaiel is also one of the 72 angels bearing the mystical name of God Shemhamphorae.

Ieilael - One of the 72 angels bearing the mystical name of God Shemhamphorae.

Ielahiah - Formerly an angel of the choir of Virtues, he fell from grace but was one of the few who returned to the divine. Ielahiah protects magistrates, and renders decisions in legal suits. He is also one of the 72 angels bearing the mystical name of God Shemhamphorae. His cooresponding angel was Sentacer (Senciner), who remains fallen.

Ieliel - One of the 72 angels who bears the mystical name of God Shemhamphorae.

Ierahlem - In Mathers, The Greater Key of Solomon, an angel invoked in ceremonial magic.

Ierathel (Terather) - An angel of the choir of Dominations (Dominions), according to Barret, The Magus.

Ierimiel (Hierimiel) - A variant of Jeremiel.

Iesaia - One of the many names (aspects) of the Metatron. Iesaia is a variant of Isaiah, the prophet.

Ietuqiel - In occult lore, an angel invoked by women in childbirth. Ietuqiel is said to be the primitive name of Moses.

'Ifafi - In Ma'asseh Merkabah, an angelic guard of the 7th Heavenly Hall in Araboth.

Iggereth bath Mahalath - A variant spelling in The Zohar for the entity Agrat bat Mahlat.

Ihiazel - One of the 72 angels bearing the mystical name of God Shemhamphorae.

Iibamiah - One of the 72 angels bearing the mystical name of God Shemhamphorae.

Ijasusael - In Enoch lore, one of the leaders of the angels of the seasons.

Ikkar Sof - The angelic ruler of the month of Schebat (January-February).

Ilaniel - In Jewish legend, an angel with dominion over fruit-bearing trees.

Ili-Abrat (Ilabrat) - A winged angel, Babylonian chief messenger of the god Anu. He carries a staff or wand in his right hand. Also called Papukkal.

Im (Imon) - Akkadian name for Rimmon.

Imachedel - According to listing in Mathers, The Greater Key of Solomon, an angel, in ceremonial magic, invoked by the Master of Art.

Images - "One of the 10 orders of angels in Talmud and Targum," according to Voltaire in his essay "Of Angels, Genii, and Devils."

Imamiah - In the Kabbalah, an angel of the choir of Principalities, or rather an ex-angel of the order, since he is fallen. In Hell he supervises and controls voyages, and destroys and humiliates enemies, when he is invoked to do so, or is so disposed. He was once on of the 72 angels which bore the mystical name of the God Shemhamphorae. His Sigil.

'Immiel - In Hechaloth lore, an angel who assists the Metatron in reciting the Shema.

Imriaf - In Schwab, Vocabulaire de l'Angelologie, the angelic ruler of the month of Tamouz (June-July).

Imriel - ["Eloquent God"]. The angelic ruler of the month of Siwan (May-June).

Incubi (Inkubim) - ["Incubus = singular"]. The male Succubi. Demons who seduce or otherwise rape mortal women. They are known to especially victimize the righteous or the pure. Many unexpected pregnancies among the nuns in convents of the middle ages were blamed on Incubi. They often appear as "violent, black forms" and occasionally possess their victims into immoral acts of perversion. According to Justin Martyr, Clement, and Tertullian, the Incubi are "corporeal angels who allowed themselves to fall into the sin of lewdness with women."

Indri - In Vedic lore, one of the celestial deities analogous to the Judeo-Christian angels. [See: Adityas].

Informer - A designation for Satan in The Zohar.

Ingethal (Ingethel) - [Gethel]

In Hii - In Mandean mythology, one of the 4 Malki or Uthri (i.e. angels) of the North Star.

Inias - One of the 7 angels reprobated by the church council in Rome (745 C.E.) The others were Uriel, Raquel, Simiel (Semibiel), Tubuel, Tubuas, and Saboac.

Innocents - According to Barrett, The Magus, the Innocents rank 10th of the 12 choirs in the celestial heirarchy, with the angel Hanael (Anael) as ruler. In the common psuedo-Dionysian scheme there are only 9 orders.

Innon - In Mathers, The Greater Key of Solomon, the holy name of an angel by which demons are commanded to appear in Solomonic conjuration rites.

Intelligences - The neo-Platonic equivalent of the Judeo-Christian angels or Sephiroth. Usually 10 in number. They are mentioned in the Enchiridion of Pope Leo the Third (Rome, 1523), where they are called planetary intelligences (equating them with the Planetary angels).

Iobel - In Gnostic lore, one of the 12 powers engendered by the god Ialdabaoth.

Ioelet - According to The Testament of Solomon, an angel invoked to exercise demons. With the help of other angels, Ioelet is able to frustrate the designs of the demon Saphathorael.

Iofiel (Iophiel, Jofiel, Jophiel, Yofiel, Yophiel) - ["Beautiful God"]. A companion angel of Metatron. A prince of the Law (Torah), sometimes included among the 7 Archangels and equated with Yefefiah. According to Cornelius Agrippa, Iofiel is the ruler of the planet Saturn, alternating with Zaphchiel (Zaphkiel). In his Doctrine of Talismans, Paracelsus cites Iofiel as the intelligence of the planet Jupiter. According to de Bles, How to Distinguish Saints in Art, it is Iofiel (Jophiel) who drove Adam and Eve out of Heaven (usually accredited to Ariel, Michael or Raphael). In a work called Angels in Art be C.E. Clement, Iofiel is cited as the preceptor angel of the sons of Noah (Shem, Ham, and Japhet).

Iomuel - One of the fallen Grigori who had sexual relations (took wives) with the women of Earth before the Flood.

Iophiel - [Iofiel]

Irel - In occultism, an angel resident of the 5th Heaven. He rules Tuesday and is invoked from the West.

Irin - ["Watchers"]. Twin angels resident in the 6th Heaven (or 7th according to 3 Enoch). The Irin constitute, along with the twin Qaddisin, the supreme judgment council of the heavenly court (called the Beth Din: or "Judgment Seat"). They are among the 8 exalted heirarchs that enjoy a rank superior to that of the Metatron (who is considered, in occult and apocalyptic lore, one of the greatest angels serving God). According to Daniel 4:17, the Irin are the Watchers or the Grigori (simply because the title literally means "watchers.") In 3 Enoch, it is said that each of the Irin "is equal to the rest of the angels and princes together." Hyde in Historia Religionis Veterum Persarum states that the Irin are of Persian origin. In the Revelation of Moses, the Metatron points out to the Irin in the 6th Heaven, at the time the Lawgiver visited Paradise while still in the flesh.

Isaac (Ishak) - ["He laughed"]. Called "the angel of light" because, at birth, Isaac (as did Noah) had a supernatural brightness about him. His birth was announced by Ariel (some say Michael or God himself) when three angels (Ariel, Uriel. & Sariel) took rest with Abraham on their way to destroy the sinful cities of Sodom and Gommorah. Abraham was told (in blessing) that he and his wife Sarah would concieve a son, and being far too old to bear children, Sarah laughed aloud at the announcement. Just as Noah, his shining appearance startled his parents to believe that he was of divine origin (Noah was thought by his own father to be a Nephilim). According to Forlong in Encyclopedia of Religions, "makes Isaac an angel of light, created before the world, and afterwards incarnateas one of the sinless patriarchs over whom death had no power." He is said to have become an aspect of the Metatron.

Isda - An angel who provides nourishment to human beings, namely Manna to those lost and hungry. Under Raphael.

Isfandarmend (Isphan Darmaz) - In Persian mythology, the angel of February; also ruler of the 5th day of every month.

Isheth Zenunim - [Eisheth Zenunim]

Ischim (Ishim, Aishim, Izachim) - ["The Flames"]. An order composed of snow and fire, residents of the 5th Heaven (where Moses encountered them) and of Purgatory and Limbo (the lands of the dead). This order is not truly angelic but instead "the beautiful souls of just men (the saints)." In the Zohar, they are identified as the Bene Elohim (meaning: "sons of the Gods", the Bene Elohim is a rough term, but is often equated with the Grigori, the Thrones, and the choir of Angels). In the scheme of Mirandola, the Ischim rank 9th in the heirarchic system (Dionysius does not mention them) as ranked below the angels. Their duty, since Creation, has been to extol the Lord. However, their primary tasks include overseeing as "guides," the
transitions of the dead, including assessment in Purgatory and in Limbo. They work with the souls of the lost and with those who reincarnate. They are under Gabriel in authority in this purpose. Among the angelic hosts the Ischim represent the 9th Sephirah, Yesod, and are given authority over it's attribute as a power of human fertility & procreation. In the Zohar, Zephaniah is listed as chief of the order. Zephaniah is an angel under Gabriel.

Ishliah - One of the angels governing the East.

Isiael - In de Abano, The Heptameron, and Barrett, The Magus, one of the Tuesday angels & a resident of the 5th Heaven.

Isis - in Paradise Lost I, 478, Milton places this Egyptian deity among the fallen angels. The Pheonicians confused Isi with Astoroth who, in Goetic lore, was once a Seraph but is now a great duke serving in the nether regions.

Isma'il - In Arabic tradition, a guardian angel invoked in rites of exorcism. Also, an angel of the 1st Heaven in charge if a group of angels (in the guise of cows) engaged in worshipping Allah.

Ismoli - In occultism, the ministering angel to Samax, the latter ruler of the angels of the air operating on Monday.

Isphan Darmaz (Isphendarmoz, Spendarmoz) - In ancient Persian lore, the tutelary spirit of the Earth and the angel who presided over the month of February. He also served as the genius over virtuous women.

Israel - ["Struggling God", "Striver with God"]. An angel of the order of the Hayyoth, a distinguished class of angels surrounding God's throne which are compared (but not to be confused with) the Seraphim and the Cherubim. In the Book of the Angel Raziel, Israel is marked 6th of the throne of angels. This would equate him with Danyael, however, Uriel (the 2nd) Aeon has claimed the name Israel (and could very well be the originator of the name), during his earthly struggle with the patriarchal Jacob (mentioned in Genesis 32). In fact, the name Israel is equally assigned to both Uriel and Jacob because in their encounter, Uriel gives the name to Jacob as a blessing. (See: Encounters :: Jacob). In the tradition that many of the patriarchal fathers became Ischim (angels with human souls), Israel is considered Jacob's name in the afterlife, and his title as an angel of God. According to Jewish legend, Israel is "Jacob's countenance in the throne of Glory." In The Prayer of Joseph, an Alexandrian gnostic apocryphon, commented on by Origen and Eusebius, there occurs this passage: "He who speaks to you, I, Jacob and Israel, am an angel of God and a principal archikon (Aeon)." And elsewhere in the same Jacob-Israel identifies himself as the angel Uriel. In this apocryphon, Jacob is an archangel (Heavenly name Israel) who enters earthly life from a pre-existent state (Walker). According to myth, however, it is Uriel who says "I have come to make my dwelling among men," just before he blesses the patriarchal Jacob. (In some alternate tellings of the Genesis story, Uriel even claims that he will take the name Jacob for himself and give Jacob the name Israel). Because Uriel is known as the angel who wrestled the earthly Jacob, it is not likely that the two are truly equated. Thus, references to Uriel's qualities (such as being an Aeon) being applied to Jacob-Israel are most likely confused by association between the two. Both Uriel and Ariel (usually combined) have been equated with the Islamic Izrael, a variation of the entity Israel. Before the city of Israel was so named, it was called Ariel, and has been poetically thereafter, because Ariel was once it's guardian. However, Michael (alone or with Ariel) became the governing spirit over Israel and it's people, and has been therefore called "Israel" by name. In the same Prayer of Joseph, Jacob-Israel further explains himself with: "I am Israel the archangel of the power of the Lord and the chief tribune among the sons of God." It is likely that some associations with Jacob-Israel as being the greatest and closest of all God's host comes from associations with Michael, who has far more credibility in such a role as far as evidence and suggestion. Michael has been described on several occasions exactly as both the Archangel of the power of the Lord, and as the chief tribune among God's host, therefore it seems these attributes are (much like Uriel's) applied to Jacob-Israel because of the association with the name itself. Philo identifies Israel with the Logos, which again applies association with Michael who "is like God." The mystics of the geonic period (7th-11th centuries) speak of a Heavenly being called Israel; the function of this angel is to "call the hosts of angels to sing God's praise." He addresses them with these words: "Bless ye the Lord who is to be Blessed."

Israfel (Israfil, Isrephel, Sarafiel) - ["The burning God"]. The Arabic angel of ressurection and song, who will blow the trumpet on Judgement day (a task also applied to Gabriel). He is described as 4-winged and "while his feet are under the 7th earth, his head reaches to the pillars of the divine throne." Also, "3 times a day and 3 times during the night he looks down into Hell and is so convulsed with grief that his tears would inundate the earth if Allah did not stop their flow." It is further "revealed" that for 3 years Israfel served as companion to Mohammed, whom he initiated in the work of a prophet, and that then Gabriel came and took over. Another tradition in Islamic folklore speaks of Israfel, Gabriel, Michael, and Azrael being sent by Allah to the 4 corners of the earth to fetch 7 handfuls of dust for the creation of Adam. On this mission only Azrael, who was made angel of death for his triumph, suceeded. Israfel, further, is one of the same 4 angels to be destroyed in the universal conflagration at the end of the world, of which the Koran speaks and which will occur at the sounding of the 3rd and final blast. However, there is a strong feeling that Allah will revive them, just as he has revived less deserving spirits (Rahab, for instance). Israfel is often equated with the Hebrew Raphael, who is known as one of the 4 high Archangels, and said to be the 4th angel of the Apocalypse (just as Israfel is in Muslim lore). Israfel, just as Raphael, is known as an angel of charity and love, who who performs all manner of healing. However, it should be noted that the variation between Raphael and Israfel came first through Uriel (even though he is equated with the Islamic Izrael). Uriel, just as Israfel, is one of the 4 high Archangels, an angel of song and poetry and also of ressurection and salvation. However, technically, the name Israfel is derived from the Hebrew Sarafiel which means "The Burning God," who is known to be a ministering angel to Uriel. It is likely then that Israfel is truly the Islamic variant of the Hebrew Sarafiel, and this association between Sarafiel and Uriel is the cause of this placement of Israfel in the Arabic heirarchy of the 4 Archangels. Only through Israfel's attributes (which are far more inclined towards Raphael's) and through Uriel's association with Izrael, is it clear that Israfel is more likely the Arabic variant of Raphael rather than Uriel. In short, Israfel as one of the 4 great Archangels is a variant of Raphael, while the entity Israfel is also a seperate entity altogether as a variant of the Hebrew Sarafiel. Attention should be called here to the fact that Israfel is not mentioned by name in the Koran. It would be incorrect therefore to identify him as a Koranic angel - which, however, is what Poe has done in a footnote to his poem ("And the angel Israfel, whose heart strings are a lute, and who has the sweetest voice of all God's creatures - Koran"). Poe must have derived his quotation and description from a source or sources other than the Koran, for nothing of the kind can be found in it. Israfel, figures as a character in C.E.S. Wood's satire, Heavenly Discourse, Chapter 14, called "Preparedness in Heaven," in which God orders Israfel to "mobilize the Old Body Guard. In the same sense as Shelley's attraction to the entity Ariel, Poe felt a fondness for Israfel, which inspired the title of his biography by Hervey Allen (entitled: "Israfel", just as Shelley's biography had been called "Ariel"). Also see the Edwin Markham's poem "Our Israfel."

Itatiyah - One of the many names (aspects) of the angel Metatron.

Ithoth - In Conybeare, The Testament of Solomon, an angel who, with the aid of other angels, is said to subvert the designs of the demon Saphathorael.

Ithuriel - ["The God of Discovery", "The Discovery of God"]. One of the 3 deputy Sarim (princes) of the holy Sephiroth serving under the ethnarchy of the angel Sephuriron. The name Ithuriel occurs in the 16th-century tracts of Isaac ha-Cohen of Soria, where the term is interpreted as denoting "a great golden crown"; and also mentioned in Cordovero's Parder Rimmonim. The name appears also in the Grimoires, as the first pentacle of the planet Mars. Ithuriel is also an angel of the tides in his association to Gabriel whom he serves in rank. In Paradise Lost IV, 788, Milton refers to Ithuriel as a Cherub ("mistakenly," says Gershom Scholem) who, along with Zephon, is dispatched by Gabriel to locate Satan when it becomes known that he is in Eden. Satan is found by the two, in Eden where he is "squat like a toad close to the ear of Eve." By touching Satan with hi spear, Ithuriel causes the Tempter to resume his proper likeness. The incident is illustrated in Hayley's edition of characters as one of the 4 angels. It should be noted that Milton did not coin Ithuriel (or Abdiel or Zophiel, as certain Milton scholars claim) but found him ready at hand.

Itmon - One of the many names (aspects) of the Metatron.

Itqal - An angel of affection, invoked in cases of dissention among human beings.

Itra'il - In Arabic lore, a guardian angel invoked in rites of exorcism.

Iurabatres (Eurabatres) - In Heywood, The Heirarchy of the Blessed Angels, an angel with dominion over the planet Venus.

Iuvart - An ex-prince of the choir of Angels, now serving in Hell. He is mentioned in Michaelis, Admirable History of the Possession and Conversion of a Penitent Woman.

Iyar - A Talmudic angel said to have been derived from Babylonian sources, just as Gabriel and Michael were. Iyar is cited in Hyde, Historia Relidionis Veterum Persarum and in Voltaire, "Of Angels, Genii, and Devils."

Iyasusael - [Ijasusael]

Izachel - In The Greater Key of Solomon, an angel invoked in ritual magic, specifically in prayer by the Master of the Art.

Izads (Izeds) - In Zoroastrianism, heavenly hosts, the 2nd series of emanations after the Amesha Spentas. The Izads are sometimes equated with the Cherubim. There are 27 or 28 in the order. Their duty consists in watching over the "innocence, happiness, and preservation of the world," of which they are the protecting guardians. The most powerful and chief of these "spirits of light" is (or was, hence the 27) Mithras.

Iz'iel - In the Ma'asseh Merkabah, an angelic guard of the 6th Heavenly Hall in Araboth.

Izrael - One of the 4 angels who will be exempt from the terrifying blast of the 1st trumpet on Judgment Day (the other 3 angels being Gabriel, Michael, and Israfel). According to Islamic lore, there will be 3 blasts in all, the final one the blast of the Resurrection. There will be, it seems, a 40 year (or 40 day) interval between each blast. At the very end, at Allah's command, "the dry and rotten bones and dispersed parts of the bodies of all human creatures, even to the very hairs, will be called to judgment." Izrael is equated with Ariel or Uriel (who are often accredited together) as a variant of the name "Israel." The title "Ariel" was once used as a alternative name for Israel (and visa versa), as Ariel was a protective spirit over Israel for some time. Uriel has several claims with the title "Israel" also, which can be viewed in the Israel biography. Izrael is not neccessarily with Azrael (although he seems to be sometimes a convenient variant), who is known to Islam as a seperate entity "Azra'il."

Izrafel - [Israfel]

Izschim - [Ischim]

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