One of the Cocytal Seats
Literally, the “creature of judgment”. The name Asmodeus is derived from Ashma Daeva. Unlike most of the devil of Ars Goetia, Asmodeus is Persian, rather than Hebraic, but he has become an important figure of Judaic lore, in which he is regarded as an evil spirit. According to Forlong’s Encyclopedia of Religions, Asmodeus is the “talmudic Ashmedai, a demon borrowed from the Zend Aeshmadeva,” a “raging fiend”. It was Asmodeus who made Noah drunk, and who slew the seven bridegrooms of Sarah. In demonology, he is the controller of all gaming houses, carousels, dancing, music, and “all the new French fashions”. Clearly, an important figure of the underworld, it comes as little surprise that Asmodeus is one of the five seats of the Palace of Transgression. He sees the mortal world as one great experiment, and believes that through temptations and offering the heart’s desire unto the world, man will eventually lead himself into ruin. That being said, a smart individual would be very wary of any gift offered by the demon. Asmodeus appears as a jester, clad in jeweled vestments. Asmodeus and Amon share a strange connection- while they continually play against each other, they also cooperate as if they were close friends when working against Baal.