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Abaddon is an angel of the Abyss. Though to be honest, no one really knows for sure what sort of entity he is. Not even myself. A fallen angel, a demon native to Hell, or simply an angel of the Abyss. It's a mystery. But what isn't a mystery is that Abaddon is the one being in all of Hell that Satan himself outright refuses to have a confrontation with.
~ Immanuel

Abaddon is either a biblical term in Hebrew which means "place of destruction" and is a fiery plane in the realm of the dead, Gehenna or In the later teachings of Revelation, a being that personified the abyss, becoming known as the "Angel of the Abyss."

Description

He is often depicted as a large, humanoid with locust features who leads a swarm of locusts and other insects that follow him around as a servant would follow a king. Abaddon is also in command of the Sixth House of Jinnestan. The Greek title for Abaddon is "Apollyon" which literally means "The Destroyer". He was also called the King of the Grasshoppers. While his pre-demon name is Muriel, some angels, even before he fell, still called him Abbadon.

History

According to the homily by Timothy of Alexandria, known as the Enthronement of Abaddon, Abaddon was first named Muriel and had been given the task by God of collecting the earth which would be used in the creation of Adam. After his creation, Abaddon was appointed as the Guardian of Adam. Even before his fall, everyone, including the angels, jinn, and corporeal entities, felt fear of him.

Biblical Accounts

In the Greater Key of Solomon, he is said to have been called upon by Moses to cause the great rains during the Ten Plagues of Egypt.

He is described in the Apocalypse of Bartholomew as being present in the Tomb of Jesus at the moment of his resurrection.

End of Days

Abbadon is an enigma, with both Heaven and Hell claiming him as an ally and other times as an enemy. Abaddon has also been identified as the "angel" of death and destruction, the demon of the abyss, and the true king of all demons, reigning even above Satan and Lucifer. While many believe him to be in league with Satan, even going as far as to claim that Abaddon maybe be Satan himself, he is in actuallity a seperate entity destined to cast Satan down into the Abyss and seal him within when the time comes.

Abaddon is also said to have a prominent role in the Last Judgement, as the one who will take the souls to the Valley of Josaphat. Due to his vast power, some believe that those who engage in prayer to Abaddon chance of being saved. Even a being as powerful as Satan openly admitted that he wishes to avoid a confrontation with Abaddon, implying that Abaddon is perhaps even more dangerous than the King of Hell himself.

Locusts of Abaddon

It is prophesized that he will command a monstrous horde from the Abyss known as the Locusts of Abaddon that will rampage over the earth in the tribulation period as Judgment approaches. They will be prohibited from killing any living creature by God once they have given the Seam of Lord, but they will torment the impure for five months, and the torture will be so horrible that mankind will try to kill themselves but "death will avoid them."

Cornelius Agrippa was the one that equated Abaddon with Apollyon, and positioned him as the monarch in the lower shadow of the sphere of the planet Venus, which is the Sephirah of Netzach on the Kabbalistic Tree: "As described in Revelation, Apollyon opens the gates of the abyss and unleashes upon the earth his swarms of demons locusts, who then proceed to torture those of mankind who do not bear the seal of God upon their forehead. After that, he is supposed to seize Satan himself, bind him and toss him into the bottomless pit for a thousand years."

In Occultism

Apollo-Python was the serpent deity in the Pit of the Delphi oracle who inspired the seeress with mystic vapors from his nether world. Abaton was the Greek word for Pit, which the Hebrews changed to Abaddon, which later became synonymous with the Christian Hell. In occultism and esotericism, Abaddon is related to blood red, brown and green colors, winter, the month of January, Saturday, intuition, sacrifice and challenge, the ruby and the sword.

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