Current Dispater of Hell
The current Dispater. According to the Zohar, the equivalent to the archangel Raphael. However, according to many grimoires, he is a great king of Hell, attended by 60 to 70 legions of demons. He is one of the five seats of the Palace of Transgression, and is also known as the Merchant of Hell. Devious, but charismatic, he is known to deceive the people of Earth with promises of power and prosperity, only to twist the bargain so that he receives the better deal. Appears as a slender man clad in flowery clothing. He is highly manipulative, and has many eyes around the world. He exists in a trinity of forms- Baal, his demonic self, Baalpeor, a divine self, and Belphegor, a mysterious form that is somewhere in between. Although all three beings are separate, they are also one. Because of this unique existence, Baal is a figure of great speculation, and is the chief entity of many mystery cults. His appearance on Earth is drastically different from that in Hell, as implied by in Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal.