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Exorcisms of The Necronomicon Part 2

The Lilitu

Since the Dawn of Time mankind has lived in fear of all kinds of evil. Even till this present day there are many people who attribute this evil to beings or entities that are known as demons. In every era and every culture there has been people who studied and catalogued these evil powers. These people were known as demonologists. These demonologists were greatly valued by the ancient races, for they provided an insight in the evil that tormented their people.

This was an important task because the general belief was that the more knowledge you had about a particular evil, the more power you could hold over it. We can see this when we look at the exorcisms given in the Simon Necronomicon as they include a whole list of names of evil entities. Knowing the name and nature of the evil that needed to be exorcised was vital to the working of the ritual. How else could you get rid of a evil when you knew nothing about it?

In ancient Babylonia there was a class of priestly wizards, known as the “asipu”. They were the ones concerned with the knowledge of demons, the removing of taboos and bans, chanting exorcisms and performing ceremonies.

As practitioners of the Simon Necronomicon we also perform this role of “asipu”, as we use the same ancient incantations and exorcisms as the priests of Babylonia. Therefore it would be good that we examine some of the evil spirits mentioned in the Necronomicon and how they were perceived by the ancient races.

The most feared evil powers in the Simon Necronomicon are without a doubt the “Seven evil Spirits” or the “Seven-Liers-In-Wait”. These Seven are said to be of the “Maskim” class of demons or “Ensnarers”. They dwelt in the bowels of the earth and surpassed all other demons in power and in terror.
It are these malevolent Maskim who ravage heaven and earth and who trouble the stars in the sky and interrupt their movements. From the translation of an ancient tablet we can learn a bit more about these “Seven”.

“Of these Seven the First is the South-Wind…
The Second is a Dragon with mouth agape,
that none can measure…
The Third is a grim Leopard,
that carrieth off children…
The Fourth is a terrible Serpent…
The Fifth is a furious Wolf,
who knoweth not to flee…
The Sixth is a rampant …,
which marches against god and king…
The Seventh is an evil Windstorm…

There are many ancient tablets that speak of these “Seven” and they are always pictured as malevolent, evil powers. So it is no wonder that we find all these protective incantations and exorcisms against these “Seven” in the Simon Necronomicon. In the exorcisms we can also find lesser classes of evil spirits, such as the UTUKKU, the GALLU and the LILITU.

UTUKKU was the term used to refer to the spirit of Eabani in the Epic of Gilgamesh, who was raised up by the God Nergal at Gilgamesh’s request. The term UTUKKU also referred to the spirit of a dead human, but eventually the term came to mean a class of demons that haunted deserted places and could cause injury to man.

GALLU is a Sumerian word and means “tempest”. In the Necronomicon they are also named ALLU, frightening dog-faced demons that are the Messengers of the Gods of Prey. They are demons of the Underworld that get a hold of the Goddess Inanna as she descents into the realm of her sister Ereshkigal and later they hunt down and catch Dumuzi as Inanna had fastened on Dumuzi the Eye of Death.
In Assyrian the term is ALU, which is also the name of the Celestial Bull created by Anu to avenge his daughter Ishtar. The Celestial Bull was eventually killed by Gilgamesh and Eabani.

The LILITU are a class of succubus.Creatures that feed of the sexual energy of slumbering men and women.
There are many written reports of all times and ages that speak of the activities and encounters of these creatures. It is said that not all of these spirits are evil, though great care should be taken when bonding with such creatures. The male demon of this class is known as LILU, while its female counterpart is known as LILITU or ARDAT LILI. Lilitu eventually became known as Lilith, of whom it is said that she was the first wife of Adam. But Lilith proved to be too much of a handful for poor old Adam and took off to consumate with all kinds of demons.

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