The Hosts

For the purposes of privacy in this reading group, we’ve taken on aliases that may be familiar to readers of Paradise Lost, Faust, kabbalah, and/or His Dark Materials


The Angelic Host

The Archangel Michael
The Archangel Raphael
Anael
Abdiel
The Archangel Gabriel
The Archangel Uriel
Phanuel
Metatron

Pandaemonium

Lucifer
Moloch
Belial
Mammon
Apollyon
Beelzebub
Azazel
Mulciber
Mephistopheles

Image credits:

  • Abdiel: Horatio Greenough, “Abdiel” (1839), Yale University Art Gallery
  • Apollyon: H. C. Selous and M. Paolo Priolo, The Pilgrim’s Progress with notes by Rev Robert Maguire and illustrations by H. C. Selous and M. Paolo Priolo London, Cassell, Petter and Galpin (c. 1850)
  • Anael: “Anael como la regenta de la luna,” Museo Soumaya, Plaza Loreto, Mexico City
  • Azazel: Collin de Plancy, “Azazel,” Dictionnaire infernal (1863)
  • Beelzebub: William Hayley, “Two Eminent Devils” (1794)
  • Belial: Jacobi de Ancharano, “Belial et Moise,” Litigatio Christi cum Belial, BSB Cgm 48 (1461)
  • Gabriel: Detail of Reims Cathedral (c. 1240), courtesy of Omega, Flickr.
  • Lucifer: Alexandre Cabanel, “L’ange dechu” (1847), Musée Fabre
  • Mammon: Evelyn de Morgan, “The Worship of Mammon” (1909)
  • Mephistopheles: Eugène Delacroix, “Mephistopheles” (1828)
  • Metatron: Courtesy of Amanda Marquez, Psychic
  • Michael: Luca Giordano, “The Fall of the Rebel Angels” (c. 1663)
  • Moloch: John Singer Sargent, murals at the Boston Public Library (1895)
  • Mulciber: Courtesy of Demonic Paradise
  • Phanuel: Ethiopian Scroll with Lion of Judah (18th c.)
  • Raphael: Zakariya al-Qazwini (c. 1420), British Museum
  • Uriel: Alexander Gibbs, “O Death, where is they sting?” (c. 1867), detail of mural in St. George’s Church, Belfast