Athena

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I’ll be covering the Greek goddess Athena in this article; She was invented and worshipped by Greeks for a number of things, including warfare.

Athena is Saturnian (13° in  Aquarius- creativity) and covers multiple aspects in terms of practical workings. So she can be worked with for pretty much everything, but it depends on what is asked from Her, obviously. She excels though at making one (more) alert and “sharp”, sturdier mentally as well as physically to a certain extent.

Her appearance is that of a women dressed in the armor worn in those times, with cloth near her legs and so on.

 

 

 

Oriens

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I’ll be discussing  the spirit named Oriens from several grimoires, but most well known from the Goetia as “King who rules over the East”..

Oriens is a fallen angel (Martian, 1° in Scorpio) & He rules over a good portion of the Qliphoth Samael (dark side of Mars). He used to belong to the Seraphim Order. Appearance is a scaly demon with normal/ black flames and reddish-orange wings. Oriens has higher rank than Adrammalech, despite the latter being dubbed a ruler (only from a pagan perspective). See here for more information on Him and the video.

 

 

 

Amaymon

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I will cover the “King of the East” mentioned in the Goetia, called Amaymon; He rules over more than a few spirits mentioned therein. Before I begin, I must state that if you want more information, watch below video. Now let’s get to it.
Amaymon has told me that He’s an infernal angel and does rule the East, but only from an infernal point of view in general. He’s indeed Saturnian (20° in Aquarius, with strong Piscean traits) and specializes in clairvoyance and to a lesser extent all things in general. Appearance is a tall, transparent figure with yellow eyes and wings (Looks a bit enochian, but He isn’t). For the rest, He’s very gentle and kind, only drawback in working with Him is that He can be demanding, depending on the situation. See below links for (basic) information on Him:

Wikipedia
Grimoire Encyclopædia

Passage from A dictionary of Angels by G. Davidson:

“Maymon-chief angel of the air, ruler of Saturday, and subject to the South Wind. Three angels minister to Maymon: Abumalith, Assaibi, and Belidet. In de Abano’s works, Maymon is “King of the Saturday angels of the Air.”

 

 

 

How credible are grimoires?

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Grimoires as a whole, overall, are not credible; point is that magickal workbooks are fraught with incorrect & misleading information.
From spirits and their attributes to how to summon them and general guidelines, at the very least part of this information is incorrect. This pertains especially to grimoires, since a lot of these are unverified and sources are difficult to get a hold of (it’s not like you can talk to King Solomon about the books attributed to His name).
Even worse, the average occultist or magician generally speaking blindly accepts this and rarely questions what he or she is reading.

Based on my knowledge & experience, most authors of these workbooks that date back centuries or longer even did so deliberately; general reason is that they knew that those that are worthy of this information and power would, due to their own research and perseverance, come to this realization. So a test to filter or weed out superficial interests from those that don’t have what it takes to inherit said power. See below video for more.