Paimon

paimon-seal

Paimon’s Goetic seal

Other Names Paimonia | Paymon

Rank King
Strongest
Beginning of May

Who is Paimon?

Paimon is one of the Kings of Hell, more obedient to Belial than other kings are, and has two hundred (one hundred to other authors) legions of demons under his rule. He has a great voice and roars as soon as he comes, speaking in this manner for a while, until the conjurer compels him and then he answers the questions he is asked clearly.  Paimon is rarely alone and when summoned he will appear with two princes of the underworld named Bebal (Beball | Labal) and Abalam (Abalim).

Teachings

Paimon teaches all arts, philosophy and sciences, and secret things; he can reveal all mysteries of the earth, wind and water, what the mind is, and everything the conjurer wants to know.  He can also bind men to the conjurer’s will.

Depiction

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Paimon as depicted by Collin de Plancy

Paimon is depicted as a man with an effeminate face (a strong man with a woman’s face according to other authors), wearing a precious crown, and riding a camel.  Before him often goes a host demons with the shape of men, playing trumpets, cymbals, and any other sort of musical instruments.

Summoning

Below are some of the requirements to summoning Paimon.  Though not all is know regarding the summoning of the demon, we added everything that was available.  If we find more details we will add them.

Items Required

  • Black and dark blue candles
  • Mercury
  • Bindweed
  • Offering or Sacrifice

Procedure

Paimon must be summoned in the daytime.  The conjurer must face the northwest (west to some authors) when calling upon the demon.  If the demon is summoned successfully he will enter with a loud triumphant voice.  He will speak in this manner for a while until the conjurer compels him, then he will speak normal and answer questions.  Paimon must be aloud to ask any questions he desires and receive a truthful answer.  It is unknown what happens if he does not get a response or is lied to.

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