Alternate Names: Baal-Peor, Beth-Baal-Peor, Zomithan, Belphegor, Ophel, Belphagore, Belfegore, Soratharos, Chura
Qlipha: Thagirion (Black Sun)
Herb: Lemon Balm
Gematria: 187, 305, 321
Holy Days: March 31; April 9; May 13
Incense: patchouli, lemon balm, devil’s claw, sandalwood, gum arabic
Rank: Ambassador to France; One of Seven Princes; Chief of Thagirion
Belphagore is a solar fertility god whom the Israelites worshiped through the statue of a giant phallus in orgiastic sacraments, venerated by the Black Lodge as a granter of wealth and resurrector of the blessed dead. His are the will to power, the attainment of wealth, the flash of creative inspiration, the rush of combat, the necromantic arts, and sexual power. Belphagore is the lord of the dead and a master of all manner of weaponry, and he is a harbinger of economic advancement and personal transformation. Spells to help the witch with occupational or monetary concerns and letting go of the past are specialties of Belphagore’s.
Belphagore is a deity of alchemical transmutation and he’s said to be a deeply cunning spirit. According to Liber Azerate, “Belphegor manifests before men as a beautiful, naked, demonic princess and before women as an elegant, naked, demonic prince, revealing his face which has the aspect of a wild and peculiar beast. If you survive beholding his countenance, he will manifest before you as Sorath, who is described in the bible as the Antichrist or the Beast 666.”
According to the Joy of Satan Ministries, “Belphagor has blonde Hair, and a muscular build. He usually leaves one with a warm glow after meeting him. He has white wings and very piercing eyes.” According to the Serpent’s Key Society, “[Belfegore] appears as a bearded demon with sharply pointed nails.”
His traditional enn is “Lyan Ramec Catya Ganen Belphegore” and the chant I use to call upon him is “Aperiatur Acharayim, et germinet Beth-Baal-Peor” [Open the Backwards Tree, and Bring Forth Beth-Baal-Peor]. Other chants I use to honor him are “Agios Belphegor” [Sacred (is) Beth-Baal-Peor] and “Salve Beth-Baal-Peor” [Hail Beth-Baal-Peor].
Sources: The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic by J. Thorp, The Gods of Hell by the Joy of Satan Ministries, The Book of Sitra Ahra by the 218 Current, The Black Grimoire of Satan by T.J. Dawson, Gematria and the Tanakh by Brian Pivik, Serpents Flame of the Serpent’s Key Society