He will give his angels charge of you,
To guard you in all your ways.
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One of the
and 72 spirits of
Of Syrian origin (according to Voltaire), Astaroth is a
demonized version of the goddess Astarte. In Jewish
lore, Astaroth was one of the
prior to his fall. In
, according to
, he reigns as a “grand-
duke.” He commands 40 legions of demons and
serves as great treasurer. According to the
, he appears either as a “foul angel” or a “beauti-
ful angel” who rides a dragon and holds a viper in his
right hand. His breath stinks so badly that a magician
must use his magic ring to defend his face. Astaroth
will give true answers to questions about the past,
present, and future. He discovers secrets and is
skilled in liberal sciences. He encourages slothful-
ness and laziness. Astaroth believes he was punished
unjustly by God, and that someday he will be
restored to his rightful place in heaven.