Beleth (Goetia #13)

Alternate Name Versions: Bileth, Byleth, Bilet
Rank: King; Duke
Color: Yellow; Red
Zodiac: Leo 5-9; Gemini 0-4
Metal: Gold; Mercury
Incense: Frankincense
D/N: Diurnal
Plant: Dill
Planet: Sun; Mercury
Tarot: 8 of Swords
Element: Earth; Air
Date: July 22-Aug 1; May 21-May 25
Enn: Lirach tasa vefa wehlic Beleth

belethAbove: Beleth as depicted by G.A. Rosenberg
(the Goetic artwork by Rosenberg is made for visual pathworking or use as altar pieces in ritual; while not everyone will like their appearance, they hold power regardless)

Beleth helps transform the witch into whatever or whoever she wants to become– alchemy and shapeshifting. She subjects her target to deception and destruction. She divests a witch of self-doubt, paranoia, and insecurity. She imparts the power to see the future and helps the witch learn to control her astral body. She’s a protectress of Hell and she helps the witch with magickal ascent in general. Beleth is known to appear as one of either genders, but she appeared to me as female.


Beleth can cause anyone to love any specified person, and she specializes in reconciling lovers. The kind of love she incites borders on all-consuming– an intense and ravenous passion. But love is not the only kind of desire she can bring about– she is apt for concupiscence, but long-term, relationship-oriented love is certainly her specialty.


She can bring about sexual passion that’s liable to wear you out– or at least, so writes one magickian who uses god names for evocation. Beleth may have gotten back at him by giving him more than he wanted. Beleth can be aggressive to test the summoner, and she responds to forceful evocation with rage. If the names of Jehovah are used to bind her, she has been recorded to appear like a Grim Reaper. She’s been described as terrifying, and she is known to breathe flame.And yet as odd as this may sound, it is written (in the ORIGINAL grimoires) that if the witch cannot establish a triangle do to limitations placed upon her by her location, she may offer a bowl of wine to Beleth, which Beleth will (allagedly) respond to by befriending the witch and being quite helpful.

Beleth can counsel the witch when she is hurt or grieving, and she can bestow poise and rationality unto her in emotionally heated times.

He/She is described as riding a pale horse and manifesting preceded by an orchestra.

-V.K. Jehannum

Satrinah Nagash’s literature
A Modern Goetic Grimoire by Rufus Opus
Coven of the Golden Sigil’s literature
Daemonolatry Goetia by S. Conolly
Delirium’s Realm
The Book of the Black Serpent


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