Demonic sigils in handy form

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  1. Vengefultacos says:

    They’re so busy, they need two demons of war, eh?

    Sadly, sounds about right.

  2. Nonentity says:

    Is it safe to have these inscribed in my monitor’s pixels, let alone print it out?  I have enough troubles with daemons on my computers as it is!

    I would think this would be NSFW, if only for the security concerns of bringing demonic influences into the controlled network…

    • echolocate chocolate says:

      Fortunately we don’t use vector displays; little known fact but these sigils were the real cause of images “burning in” to phosphors. CRT monitors work using micro-sigils, which only burn in slightly as their summoning ability is very minimal. However, they still accumulate malign daedric energy and so “screen savers” were invented, literally to “save” the screen from hellish entities–this is in fact why an early example had angelic flying toasters: each toaster was individually blessed by a purification algorithm written by a practitioner of Light Programming.

    • MadRat says:

      Say, doesn’t this mean that Cory simultaneously summed all the demons of Hell?

  3. Jorpho says:

    “Amnixiel, Demon of the Lines” sounds most appropriate for coding, given the lack of “Hell’s Electorate Parenthetical”.

    Notice how “Surgat, Who Opens All Locks” looks oddly like a pound sign?

  4. jandrese says:

    Demon symbols apparently look like circuit diagrams.

    I find it interesting that all demons use a fairly similar style.  You would think they would each want to do their own thing, maybe add some shading or some feathering here or there.  Maybe some dotted or dashed lines.  I guess whomever came up with these way back when wasn’t as creative as he thought he was. 

    Also, Amnixiel looks like a butt. 

  5. presleydent says:

    CS Lewis gets it right:
    “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight”.

  6. corydodt says:

    The demon “Abyss” apparently hails from Antioch.

  7. Stefan Jones says:

    These symbols are printed on the circuit boards of voting machines. If you vote for Obama, you’re summoning a  demon who will make congress increase government spending, make your kids gay, give away free abortion coupons and teach evolution in the local public school.

    Note: Above is satire, but is as equally well sourced as many other wingnut attack lines, and is therefore true!

  8. Bokonon says:

    I was freaked out a little when I saw this because this is what my doodles have been looking like lately.

  9. What’s the sigil to summon Antinous ?

  10. OldBrownSquirrel says:

    Gotta catch ‘em all!

  11. theophrastvs says:

    For my money Dr Seuss’s alphabet shows more compact artistry:
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Beyond_Zebra!
    just look at “Thnad”, just look at it.

    (hmm.. in meta-sigils-land i didn’t know one could have an exclamation point in an URL)

  12. Vladi says:

    What? no Joe Demon anywere? If I’m gonna summon a demon, might as well be a familiar name. Dont trust a demon with an a-hole name ;)

  13. Lilah says:

    Nice to see that among all the chaos and despair, the demons took time to set up an organized society. I guess things would be a real drag without Apadiel keepin’ it funky down there.

    I’m confused about Tephros though. “Fever Curer” doesn’t really seem like a demonic occupation. Maybe he/she/? only cure’s demons’ fevers? Do demons get sick?

    • Dapper Swain says:

      Considering he’s also the ashmaker, maybe he’s more about burning the plague-ridden? Cures the Hell out of (into?) fever. Considering they also have an “electorate  physician”, it seems more likely.

      On that note, wonder what it’s like to be Hell’s physician? Lots of work, or very little?

  14. Can’t help but think daemons, especially the “open source-y” names… oh crap, did we upgrade from Befafes to Babalel?  Is that v2.61 or v2.01?  Crap, what the heck is befafes taking up 60% of my middle-east CPU… erg.  Wonder if I can banish Befafes without causing some other kind of crash…  damn, is it 3am?  let’s see:

    > sudo banish Befafes -p TetraGrammatron
    Remove LARP wargaming, which depends on Befafes?  N
    > sudo diminish Befafes
    Reducing Befafes priority
    > sudo conjour Ambriel -p
    Installed.
    > sudo service Ambriel start; Ambriel transmorgify Befafes to Babalel
    Working ….. Done.

  15. Ryan Lenethen says:

    Poet Demon? Truely terrifying!

    “No, No more….”

  16. relawson says:

    More at the source shows one that looks like the burning man effigy as the sigil to summon “an unholy power” haha!

  17. crummett says:

    Are there keyboard shortcuts for these? That would be a real time saver.

  18. niktemadur says:

    Okay, none of these correspond to Zeppelin’s “IV” (or “Zoso”).
    Guess it’s cool to summon my “Black Dog” MP3 right now, then.

  19. John Ohno says:

    It looks like these are from the Simon Necronomicon, at least from the names. A nice mish-mash of goetica, hermetica, lovecraftian names, and a few token and horribly mangled sumerian/akkadian/babylonian names.

  20. Susanna King says:

    Is it just coincidence that these look like something out of an electrical engineering diagram?

  21. McDrunk says:

    Yay!  Off to graffiti the local fundie Baptist church!  Heil Santa!

  22. echolocate chocolate says:

    This looks like it was originally printed using a plotter, meaning that someone was working on automated demon summoning. Just scale up the plotting coordinates and replace the ink with goat’s blood and you have a computer-controlled demon summoner–and since computers can summon at a much faster than human rate you can dynamically optimize your demon usage depending on your operational needs.

  23. RKS says:

    Which one says “Purple Rain?”

  24. stedge says:

    Luckily they cannot ignore SIGKILL. Just make sure you get their PID or you are screwed.

  25. Mark Dow says:

    FEYNMAN
    Joker of quantum field theory

  26. Fred Sobotka says:

    Which Unicode block has these symbols?

  27. Antinous / Moderator says:

    No distinction between fallen angels and common demons?  Tyro.

  28. Mazoola says:

    So were these used by hobos to indicate which demons had been invoked by the residents of a house? “Good pie / You can sleep in barn / sacrifices children to Astaroth.”

  29. Ryan Leonard says:

    Am I the only one who looked for Korrok?

  30. Mike The Bard says:

    I find it interesting that the sigil for Aciel looks extremely similar to the alchemical symbol for “compose”, but the sigil for  Anael looks nothing like the symbol for “anneal”.

    Just a bit of random occult observation.

  31. Shibi_SF says:

    Cassriel “the poet” looks alarmingly like:  Pregnant lady down!

  32. Donald Petersen says:

    I’m having trouble taking Bornogo seriously, when his sigil so closely resembles a blissfully slumbering Trix Rabbit.

  33. snagglepuss says:

    This STILL won’t get John Constantine to be your Facebook friend.

  34. Could somebody make this as a font?  Pandemonium.otf .  Also might look nice on a border.

  35. pbterry says:

    excellent

  36. oasisob1 says:

    Seems like it would be incredibly dangerous to just print this. That or a great way to make sure your party is well-attended…

  37. nachoproblem says:

    I see there’s “The Quick One”  but I’m still trying to find sigils for “The Cute One” and “The Funny One.”

  38. Wingnut says:

    Those sigils look remarkably like crop circles. Expect cursed wheat products.

  39. Lyle Hopwood says:

    Isn’t Blisdon that station on the Central Line where half the trains used to stop and turn round, making you wait overground in the cold, after you thought you’d got on one that was going all the way to Ongar?

  40. viadd says:

    Whatever you do, don’t print these on an HP printer.

    Who could have guessed that Carly Fiorina’s decision to fill inkjet cartridges with the blood of the innocent would have unintended consequences?

  41. Wingnut says:

    The most fearsome one of all:

  42. List fails without Crowley.

  43. dr_awkward says:

    Elder Sign chaser?

  44. Karen Sylte says:

    I think these are obsolete, rather like rotary telephones.  You can’t call individual demons anymore.  The system wasn’t working.  Everyone called the wish-granting guy, and the sorrow demon just sat around headquarters playing Mine Sweeper over and over and over (always picking the wrong square at the very last minute, of course).    Hell switched to a call-center format.  Now you just put in a general call, you get put on hold and are forced to listen to a hideous versions of  songs you never much liked anyway, and then whatever demon is available will be there to assist you.

    Assist you . . . bwahahahaha!

  45. miasm says:

    I seem to have been excluded from this list.

  46. Clifton says:

    I had to get my Lemegeton Goetia off the shelf and check all of these, out of curiosity, to see how this list compares. (Because I’m compulsive.  Shut up.)  There’s surprisingly little overlap. 

    Most of the demon names don’t appear in the Goetia.  Those which do are as follows:

    Furtur in this list is probably supposed to be the Earl Furfur, who can summon storms; this sigil is similar but much simplified compared to the Goetia.  Forcas should be the President Foras who can teach the Virtues of all Herbs and Precious Stones and also teaches Logic and Ethics (funny, I don’t remember hearing about him in Civics class); not much resemblance between the sigils.  Ipos, Earl and Prince, is in both, with a sigil that looks almost exactly like his sigil from the Goetia, but slightly simplified; ditto for Marchosias and  Malphas. Naberius and Orias are in both lists, but with no visible similarity between their designs. The King Paimon is in both lists; his sigil here looks somewhat like the one from the Goetia, but partly simplified and partly altered.  The sigil for Ronove, the infernal IT department, is very close to an exact match. Raum/Rauym – no real resemblance.  Sabnock (Sabnac), Sallos (Saleos), and Sitri (Sytri) have matching sigils but might be unhappy to have their names misspelled or mispronounced.  Valac is a good match. Vepar’s sigil is again much simplified. Zepar mostly matches up.

    I’m no longer sure what the original point of this post was, but will post it in case anybody else was idly curious.  By the way, there is a demon Zagan according to the Goetia.  It doesn’t say whether he promotes atheism and secularism, but he maketh Men Witty, and he can even make Fools Wise.  Good for him.

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