Mukīl rēš lemutti

Mukīl rēš lemutti, meaning “he who holds the head of evil”, was an ancient Mesopotamian winged leonine demon, a harbinger of misfortune associated with benign headaches and wild swings in mood, where the afflicted “continually behaves like an animal caught in a trap.” It was one of the two demons that followed people around, an “evil accomplice” also referred to as rabis lemutti (“he who … Continue reading Mukīl rēš lemutti

Devils

“Devils” belong to the tribe of Shaitan, of the Ifrit (in the Eastern lands, where the Gods and mankind arose). Their seat of power was the brass city Irem of the pillars, until they were cast down. They are of Law, but are malevolent and without pity. They are the lash that the gods employ when it becomes necessary to punish mankind. They are not of Tiamat, or chaos. Continue reading Devils