Hebrew Lore, Gods, Demigods, Heroes, Symbols, and Other Famous Mythological Characters

Aceldema

The field of blood, or the potter's field. Occasionally referred to as Aceldema.

Agiel

One of the Seven Intelligences. Ruler of the planet Saturn. Occasionally known as Agiel.

Akrabh

The constellation Scorpio. Also referred to as Akrabh, Akkadian Girtab, Akkadian Girtab or Scorpio.

Alpiel

A guardian of fruit trees. Sometimes known as Alpiel.

Anak

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Anakim

A race of giants descended from Anak. Also known as Anakim, Anaqim, Anaqim, Rephaim or Rephaim.

Baal-Gad

A goat-king. Dionysus as the ancestor of the tribe of Gad. Referred to as Baal-Gad.

Ben nefilin

A demon causing epilepsy. Sometimes called Ben nefilin.

benemmerinnen

Witches who steal new-born babies. At times, known as benemmerinnen.

Chiun

An early goddess of abundance. Sometimes referred to as Chiun, Remphan, Remphan, Rephan, Rephan, Kiun, Kiun, Ro(m)phan or Ro(m)phan.

Cochabiel

A Cabbalistic spirit of Mercury. Referred to as Cochabiel, Cocao, Cocao or Cochab.

Dobh

The Great Bear constellation. Also commonly known as Dobh.

dybbuk

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elim

The lower order of gods below the elohim: a demon. Sometimes called elim.

Elimiel

The Intelligence governing the moon. Also referred to as Elimiel.

Elom

The moon or moon-god. At times, identified as Elom, Erah, Erah, Eterah, Eterah, Jahir, Jahir, Jarah, Jarah, Jerah, Jerah, Terah, Terah, Yahweh, Yahweh, Syrian Jarih or Syrian Jarih.

Enim

A race of cannibal giants. These beings are said to be the offspring of fallen angels and mortal women. In some references, known as Enim.

Eyeh-asher-ehyeh

A god. On occassion, called Eyeh-asher-ehyeh.

Gehenna

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Gibbor

A giant. At times, called Gibbor, Arab Al Jabbar, Arab Al Jabbar, Kesil, Kesil or Nimrod.

goetae

Nomadic wonder-workers. In some references, identified as goetae, goetia, goetia, black magic or goety.

Golem

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Graphiel

One of the 7 Intelligences, ruler of the planet Mars Sometimes called Graphiel, Graphael or Graphael.

Harab Serap

A raven in the Cabbala. Sometimes known as Harab Serap.

Igari-Bat Mahlat

A queen of demons. Called Igari-Bat Mahlat.

ijim

Satyrs. At times, called ijim.

Jah Acab

Jacob as 'heel-god'. In some accounts, called Jah Acab.

Japhet

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Kamos

A Moabite war-god. Also referred to as Kamos.

kapparah

An animal or bird offered in sacrifice. Occasionally referred to as kapparah.

kemea

An amulet used to ward off the evil eye. Sometimes identified as kemea, kemia, kemia, kemiah, kemiah, kemia(h) or kemia(h).

Kosharot

A midwife-goddess. On occassion, identified as Kosharot, Canaanite Sasuratum or Canaanite Sasuratum.

Kuda

A demon of disorder. This being is said to attack women in labour. Also identified as Kuda.

Leviathan

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Lilith

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Low

A 16th C. Polish rabbi, said to have built. The automaton, Golem. Identified as Low.

mazikeen

Demons. In some accounts they are regarded as the offspring of Lilith. At times, identified as mazikeen, masiqim, masiqim, mazzikim, mazzikim, mazzikin, mazzikin, shedeem, shedeem, sheddim, s(c)hedim, singshedu, maziqim, maziqim, Arab jinn or Arab jinn.

Merkabah

A book of mystic lore. Also commonly called Merkabah.

Merodach

A sun-god. Also commonly identified as Merodach.

Milcham

The phoenix. Eve, having eaten of the forbidden fruit, tempted all living things to do likewise. Only the phoenix refused the temptation. At times, referred to as Milcham.

Mount Ebal

A mountain which echoed any curses or blessings uttered on its slopes. On occassion, referred to as Mount Ebal, Mount Gerizim or Mount Gerizim.

Mount Samur

A mountain said to be made of diamonds and known only to eagles. Occasionally referred to as Mount Samur, Mount Shamur, Mount Shamur, Samur, Samur, Shamur or Shamur.

myrtle

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nefesh

Part of the soul. This part of the soul, the vitalising part, is said to remain with the body at death. At times, known as nefesh, ruach, ruach or neshemah.

Nehushtan

A brass serpent used as an idol. Occasionally called Nehushtan, Ne-esthan or Ne-esthan.

Nephilim

A race of semi-divine giants. They were said to be the offspring of fallen angels or gods by mortal women. In some references, called Nephilim.

neshemah

Part of the soul. This part of the soul, which confers holiness, is said to go to heaven at death. Occasionally referred to as neshemah, ruach, ruach or nefesh.

Nibhaz

A god of darkness envisaged in the form of a dog. Occasionally referred to as Nibhaz.

Nimrod

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ôb

An object used in divination and as a familiar to a magician. A necromancer or the spirit he invokes. Also identified as ôb, pluroboth or pluroboth.

Ophir

A land of fabled gold resources. Solomon was reputed to have obtained gold and precious stones from this realm. In some references, identified as Ophir, Uphaz or Uphaz.

Perez

A spirit of the night. On occassion, referred to as Perez.

Qetebh

A demon of pestilence. On occassion, identified as Qetebh, I-gong, I-gong, Meriri or Meriri.

Qoph

The realm of the seraphim. In some accounts, called Qoph, Koph, Koph, Coph, Zoph or Zoph.

Rabmag

A chief of the magi. On occassion, referred to as Rabmag.

Rahab

A moon-goddess and sea-goddess. On occassion, identified as Rahab, Rager, Rager, Rahabh, Rahabh, Tiamat, Tiamat, Amorka, Amoroka, Chaos Mother, Mother Chuber, Mother Tiamat, Tamtu, Tehom, Tham, Tiawath, Amor(o)ka, Omor(o)ka Great Mother, Mother Tiamat Tamtu, Tehom, Egyptian Apep, Apophis, Hebrew Leviatan, Tohu, Sumerian Labbu, Syrian Tauthe, Mummu, Sumerian Tiamat or Sumerian Tiamat.

Raphael

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Reb Low

A 16th C. Pole who invented the Golem. Also called Reb Low.

Rosh ha Satan

The Hebrew name for the star Algol. Also identified as Rosh ha Satan, Algol, Algol, Demon, Demon Star, Demon's Head, Demon (Star), Arab Demon's Head, Ras al Ghul, Hebrew Demon's Head, Satan's Head, Lilith, Lilith, Gelou, Gilou, Lilis, Lilith, Lilith, Lilit(h)u, Sumerian Alu, Lila, Lilu or Naamah.

ruach

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Sakhar

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Sandalphon

An angel of fire. Occasionally known as Sandalphon.

Satan

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Se-irim

Hairy, goatlike monsters. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Se-irim, Ceirim or Ceirim.

Sed

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Seventh Heaven

The highest, hence the happiest, of the 7 heavens postulated in the secret. Lore of the rabbis. Also called Seventh Heaven.

shamil

A worm said to be able to split rocks. The whereabouts of this creature was known to the demon Asmodeus. Sometimes referred to as shamil.

Shamshiel

A prince of paradise. In some accounts, identified as Shamshiel.

She'ol

Hell: the home of the dead. Called She'ol, Greek Hades, Greek Hades, Dis Pater, Orcus, Pluto, Yama, Yama-Raja, Belial, Belial or Beliar.

shedeem

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shem

A charm such as that used to activate a golem. Referred to as shem.

Shibbeta

A demoness. Also commonly identified as Shibbeta.

Shulamite

A dove-goddess. Also referred to as Shulamite, Shulammite or Shulammite.

Spirits of Solomon

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Tamar

A goddess. Identified as Tamar, Mesopotamian Ashtoreth, Mesopotamian Ashtoreth, Ishtar, Ishtar, Asdar, Ashdar, Astar, Estar, Ininna, Irnini, Istar, Lady of Battles, Sirtu, Agusaya, Anunitum, As(h)darAshtart, Ast(h)ar, Bau Gula, Kilili, Mah, Mama, Mami, Minu-anni, Minu-ulla, Mylitta, Qadishtu, Sarpanitu, Babylonian Ashtoreth, Egyptian Hathor, Greek Aphrodite, Hebrew Tamar, Hurrian Shaushkas, Phoenician Astarte, Sumerian Baba, Inanna, Ella, Iku, Nidaba Nin or Saltu.

Tartak

A deity of the Avites. In some accounts, identified as Tartak.

Taschlikh

A rite for the expiation of sin in which clothes or figures are ceremonially burnt. Also commonly known as Taschlikh, Japanese Ohobarai or Japanese Ohobarai.

Teraphim

Images of household gods used in divination. In some references, referred to as Teraphim, Terafim, Terafim, Teraphim or Teraphim.

Thaumel

In the Cabbala, two-headed fallen Angels. Occasionally referred to as Thaumel.

Therapeutae

Egyptian ascetics who practised magic and divination. Sometimes known as Therapeutae, Healers or Healers.

Timi

A spirit of the underworld which spread diseases. In some references, identified as Timi.

Tobias

Son of Tobit. When his father was blinded by the excrement of sparrows, Tobias cured him by using fish-gall. Also commonly identified as Tobias.

Tobit

An ancient sun-god. Father of Tobias. He was blinded by the excrement of sparrows but his son cured him by using fish-gall. In some lore, occasionally called Tobit.

Tohu

A monster of primaeval chaos. Sometimes called Tohu, Tiamat, Tiamat, Amorka, Amoroka, Chaos Mother, Mother Chuber, Mother Tiamat, Tamtu, Tehom, Tham, Tiawath, Amor(o)ka, Omor(o)ka Great Mother, Mother Tiamat Tamtu, Tehom, Egyptian Apep, Apophis, Hebrew Leviatan, Rahab, Sumerian Labbu, Syrian Tauthe, Mummu, Babylonian Tiamat, Babylonian Tiamat, Apep, Illuyankas or Leviathan.

Tophet

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totaphoth

A talisman designed to guard against accidents or floods. Occasionally referred to as totaphoth.

Urim and Thurrim

Fire and truth or light and perfection; Figures on the breastplate of a highpriest; A divine oracle. Sometimes known as Urim and Thurrim.

Uzziel

An angel. Guardian of the south, some say. Occasionally called Uzziel.

Yahweh

An ancient moon-god sometimes equated with Baal. In some accounts, identified as Yahweh, Elom, Elom, Erah, Eterah, Jahir, Jarah, Jerah, Terah or Syrian Jarih.

Zamangad

An emerald kingdom ruled by Lilith. This pleasant land was regarded as the home of lovers. Sometimes identified as Zamangad, Zurburijad, Zurburijad, Zuburijad or Zuburijad.

Zamzummin

A race of giants: drought demons. In some references, called Zamzummin, Zuzim or Zuzim.

Ziz

A monstrous bird. This bird was so large that its wings blotted out the light of the sun. In some references, known as Ziz, Ziv or Ziv.

Zohar

A book of secret doctrine telling of the creation. Also referred to as Zohar.

Zuzim

A race of giants. Also referred to as Zuzim, Zamzummin or Zamzummin.
Hebrew Mythology