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, being a demoness of storms, is one of many demons who will alternate between genders on occasion. Her female aspect is more friendly, and on one occasion, was even shy when requesting that I continue to be patient with a very bratty initiate. The male aspect of Beleth is cold as ice.

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

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.

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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. She appeared to the aforementioned bratty initiate as a beautiful woman in a very ornate dress– mostly black, but with blue and red. The male aspect of Beleth, which appeared to the initiate and I together, looked a little like me back when I had a buzzcut. He wore a black leather jacket and black skinny jeans, and his skin was snow white. His eyes were entirely red– no pupils, no irises.

John R. King IV, being a magickian of the Right Hand Path, witnessed Beleth manifest identical to the grim reaper when he tried to coerce the spirit. While Beleth is quite friendly to the black magickians who wish to work with him, he is very confrontational and aggressive with the white magickian who seeks to force him into compliance.

-V.K. Jehannum

Sources
Satrinah Nagash’s literature
Wikipedia
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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