Astaroth is a powerful demon from the underworld and one of the Kings of Hell.
He is known for his extreme knowledge and influence in demons, demonology and the occult. He appears as an ugly angel riding a dragon, holding a viper in his left hand. His presence can be felt far and wide, having control over those who are not careful with their dealings with demons. It is believed that Astaroth has some form of supernatural power to reach out to people through dreams or visions – often taking innocent souls into the depths of hell itself.
Those brave enough to confront him risk being cursed with misfortune or worse, so it’s best to not take any chances when dealing with this powerful demon lord.
Despite his fearsome reputation, Astaroth is said to be somewhat merciful and will often offer those who under his gaze a chance to redeem themselves. However, that’s only if you’re lucky enough to survive the encounter unscathed. Malevolent in nature, Astaroth should not be trifled with.
It’s best to stay away from demons such as Astaroth and ignore any attempts made by him or other demons to contact you. If you do happen to come across this powerful demon lord, remain vigilant and take appropriate cautionary measures to protect yourself.
Those brave enough to confront demons of this magnitude risk being cursed with misfortune, so it’s best not take any chances when dealing with demons like Astaroth.
Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted)
The Twenty-ninth Spirit is Astaroth. He is a Mighty, Strong Duke, and appeareth in the Form of an hurtful Angel riding on an Infernal Beast like a Dragon, and carrying in his right hand a Viper. Thou must in no wise let him approach too near unto thee, lest he do thee damage by his Noisome Breath. Wherefore the Magician must hold the Magical Ring near his face, and that will defend him. He giveth true answers of things Past, Present, and to Come, and can discover all Secrets. He will declare wittingly how the Spirits fell, if desired, and the reason of his own fall. He can make men wonderfully knowing in all Liberal Sciences. He ruleth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which wear thou as a Lamen before thee, or else he will not appear nor yet obey thee, etc.
Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage – SL MacGregor Mathers (1898) (quoted)\
Astarot: From Hebrew, OShThRVTh, = flocks, crowds or assemblies. Usually written “Ashtaroth”. Also a name of the Goddess Astarte; Esther is derived from the same root.
Pseudomonarchia daemonum – Johann Wier (1583) (quoted)
Astaroth is a great and a strong duke, comming foorth in the shape of a fowle angell, sitting upon an infernall dragon, and carrieng on his right hand a viper: he answereth trulie to matters present, past, and to come, and also of all secrets. He talketh willinglie of the creator of spirits, and of their fall, and how they sinned and fell: he saith he fell not of his owne accord. He maketh a man woonderfull learned in the liberall sciences, he ruleth fourtie legions. Let everie exorcist take heed, that he admit him not too neere him, bicause of his stinking breath. And therefore let the conjuror hold neere to his face a magicall ring, and that shall defend him.
Astaroth is cited as one of the seven princes of hell who visited Faust, appearing as a serpent with a colored tail, two small feet, a chestnut neck, and spines similar to a hedgehog that can grow up to a finger’s length. As his feminine counterpart, Astarte, he is portrayed with a heifer’s head.