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Ancient Gods and Demons

Ancient Gods and Demons

By Brian S
Ancient Gods and Demons is a PodCast that explores the history and legend of a variety of Deities and Entities that have been mentioned throughout recorded history and still remain with us today.
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72 Spirits of Solomon Part 1

Ancient Gods and Demons

The 72 Spirits of Solomon: Part 2
During Episode 2 we will continue our discussion of the 72 Spirits of Solomon:  Aim, Alloces, Amdusias, Amy, Andras and Andrealphus.
July 07, 2020
72 Spirits of Solomon Part 1
This episode is Part 1 of a 10 episode series on the 72 Spirits of Solomon; the first episode will cover 7 spirits and the remaining 9 will each discuss 5 demons captured and imprisoned by King Solomon, according to the Testament of Solomon.
May 12, 2020
Ornias: The Annoying Demon
Ornias is a demon mentioned in the Testament of Solomon; he is referred to as vampiric and pesky.
April 23, 2020
Moloch: Ammonite God
Moloch was an Ammonite Sun God and personified the detrimental effects of the sun's rays on earth.  Bronze statues were erected in his honor throughout ancient Canaan and he was worshipped with the practice of human sacrifice.  He was demonized in Hebrew lore, referred to "the abomination of the Ammonites" (1 Kings 11:7).
April 17, 2020
Nimrod: The Mighty Hunter Before the Lord
Nimrod A son of Cush and grandson of Ham. The events of his life are recorded in (Genesis 10:8) , from which we learn that he was a Cushite who  established an empire in Shinar; the chief towns being Babel, Erech, Accad and Calneh; Nimrod extended this empire northward along the course of the Tigris over Assyria, where he founded a second group of capitals, Nineveh, Rehoboth, Calah and Resen. The influence of Nimrod does not end with his untimely death, but continues with his wife Semiramis and son, Tammuz, said to be Nimrod reincarnated.
March 21, 2020
Egyptian Legends #1
This episode we will discuss the Egyptian legend of the destruction of mankind, the first segment of the Season 2: Early Egyptian mythology
February 10, 2020
Kali: Goddess of Death
Kali is the Goddess of Destruction  in the Hindu religion and is one of the most popular goddesses throughout India. Kali is known for destroying ignorance, and helps those who strive for knowledge of the Divine. Her name translates from Sanskrit to "she who is black" or "she who is death".
December 30, 2019
Krampus: Christmas Demon
This weeks episode we will discuss the Christmas Demon Krampus, Krampus is a demon said to be the son of the Norse Goddess Hel. Krampus himself historically comes around the night of December 5, tagging along with St. Nicholas. He visits houses all night with his saintly pal. While St. Nick is on hand to put candy in the shoes of good kids and birch twigs in the shoes of the bad, Krampus' particular specialty is punishing naughty children. Legend has it that throughout the Christmas season, misbehaved kids are beaten with birch branches or can disappear, stuffed into Krampus' sack and hauled off to his lair to be tortured or eaten. So sit back and relax as we discuss the darker side of Christmas and it’s favorite black sheep of the family, Krampus.
December 18, 2019
Asmodeus: The 32nd Spirit of Solomon
Asmodeus is the king of demons mostly known from the  Book of Tobit, included in the Roman Standard Version Catholic Edition of the Bible.  Asmodeus the demon is also mentioned in  Talmudic legends, such as in the story of the construction of the Temple of Solomon and is present in Persian Mythology as one of the Seven Archangels .
November 25, 2019
Dagon: Ancient Mesopotamian Diety
Dagon might sound like a familiar figure, if you are a fan of H.P.Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos.   However, the origins of Dagon reach back to Bronze Age  Mesopotamia, additionally, he is mentioned numerous times throughout the Old Testament.  Dagon was the primary deity of the Philistines and was envisioned as half-man/half-fish that was a provider of grain and bounty.   
November 21, 2019
Asag: The Sumerian Plague Demon
Asag is a black evil demon spirit  from the underworld that is mentioned in Sumerian mythology; he is said to cause disease and sickness.  In Sumerian mythological poem Lugale, Asag is described as being "Huge, rounded, three-legged, three-armed animal with no neck and a few eyes covering the whole mass, he has a dim, solidified skin that is practically indestructible.  Asag is said to be one of the top ten demons to avoid if at all possible in regards to conjuration. 
October 11, 2019
Influences of Western Magic
This is an episode that is a little off the beaten path, but I have been doing a lot of research and recently read through the Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology by Rosemary Guiley.  She explains the development of Western Magic and its many influences, so I figured why not create an episode discussing her viewpoint and magic in general as we see it today.
September 17, 2019
Lilith: Ancient Demon, Dark Deity or Sensual Goddess
In some sources she's described as a demon, in others she is an icon who became one of the darkest deities of the pagans. Lilith is one of the oldest known female spirits of the world. Her roots come from the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, but she was also described in the Bible and the Talmud
September 10, 2019
5 Obscure Egyptian Deities You Probably Never Heard about
Episode one discusses five distinct and rare Egyptian Deities that have faded into memory.
September 01, 2019
    It has become apparent to me while researching numerous religions and histories, that the similarities between them is astonishing. Why is it that every culture has Gods and supernatural creatures that can be easily compared to other completely different societies, some even spanning thousands of years apart is an anomaly, but yet offers us as researchers and explorers a simple answer to the meaning of faith and what we consider reality.
August 31, 2019