Name: Mammon, Maymon
Primary Qlipha: Gamaliel (Black Moon/Lilith)
Secondary Qlipha: Gashkalah (Jupiter/Astaroth)
Color: Purple, Grey Mixed with Light Blue
Element: Earth; Fire
Planet: Venus Illegitima (Dark Aspect of Venus)
Demonic Order: Ninth Order (the Tempters)
Magick Numbers: 31, 35, 61, 8, & 24,578
Attributions: Devil’s Claw, Bloodroot, Patchouli, Hemlock, Calamus
Rank: Prince of the Ninth Order of Demons, Ambassador to England, Subruler of Gamaliel
Above: Sigil of Mammon from OFS Demonolatry
The biblical references to Mammon were originally interpreted as references to the vice of greed rather than a presiding deity of greed. Shortly thereafter, another commentator interpreted the scriptural passages as references to a demon. While most Satanists conclude that the original interpretation is true just because it came first, such reasoning is fallacious. It is possible that, if seeing Mammon as a demon was a misinterpretation, that a particular demon became aware of the folly and took the name of Mammon upon himself to capitalize on the marketing. Either way, let us discuss the great demon known as Mammon.
Mammon is the Lord of Autumn and King of the Abyss. He is the Monarch of Rain, the Sire of the Flame, and the Dominator of our Plane. He’s a cunning draconic spirit and he doesn’t take shit from anyone.
Mammon rules over ice, greed, wealth, avarice, prosperity, luck, riches, sex, ambition, aggression, and the lust for money. Considered to be Hell’s ambassador to England, he is the God of Merchants and Thieves and the Lord of Money. He is recorded to preside over sexual intercourse and he teaches in the art of evocation.
Above: Goetia-Style Sigil of Mammon Channeled by Augustus Grigori
Mammon is said to be one who scours the planes for precious stones to use in the construction of Pandemonium, the demon’s capital city. He is purported by some to further the agendas of Sorath, and purported by others to serve Lucifer directly alongside Beelzebuth. While a writer named Gregory of Nyssa has postulated that Mammon and Beelzebuth are the same being (with Mammon presumably being an aspect of Beelzebuth), and other writers have equated Mammon with Satan and Lucifer, I deny all these claims.
Mammon is the leader of the Ninth Order of Demons, which order is referred to as the tentatores or infidiadatores, or the tempters and ensnarers. He is also held to be the ruler of Gamaliel (Black Moon/Lilith) in a rare demonic hierarchy of the Qliphoth wherein Behemoth rules Nahemoth (Black Earth/Naamah) and Merihim rules Thagirion (Black Sun/Belphagore). While I sense his high rank within this Qlipha, I can sense that Lilith transcends even him, which is why I have listed him as a Sub-Ruler of Gamaliel.
Mammon is knowledgeable regarding the use of tarot cards in divination and meditation as well as the sorceries of Tohu and Daath. He can teach her to work with the Void and how to get fully possessed of her own volition.
A well-established Demonosopher has an entire category of essays based on her interactions with Mammon. Take a look at the hyperlink below:
This is the all-purposed summoning chant I channeled from Mammon. It is useful for invocation and evocation alike.
Mammon Liftoach Qliphoth
“Mammon, Open the Qliphoth!”
This calls Mammon to strengthen all rites of evocation.
Io Mammon– Drakon Anabaino Gamalielim
“Hail Mammon– Dragon from the Qlipha of the Black Moon!”
This is an all-purposed summoning chant for Mammon I created.
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