The Seven Princes of Hell, also known as the Seven Leaders of Hell or Seven Kings of Hell, are the highest authority in Hell even above the Ars Goetia and any other demon and Fallen Angel. Even though it's called the seven princes, there had always been far more than seven.
In ancient times, the Seven Princes were once believed to be the Gods that created humanity and was worshiped by them. When Judeo-Christian Regime began those "Gods" had been demonized, by genocide committing Judeo/Christians who were attempting to cut the world of from spiritual knowledge.
In actuality, these demons are fallen angels that rebelled alongside Lucifer who was once an Archangel that defied God and created a War in Heaven. After their fall from grace, each of the beings were twisted and transformed into hideous abominations. Their counterparts and rivals are the Seven Archangels.
Overtime, they grew strong and held dominion over all of Hell, with Satan as its true ruler and Lucifer being second in command and official leader. Eventually, Satan began retaliation against God by tempting humanity to sin. As such, each of the Seven Princes became the physical representations of the Seven Deadly Sins being: Pride, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, Wrath, Envy, and Lust.
After the War of Heaven, the imprisoned fallen angels decided they needed a form of ruling government in their new plane of existence. Some vied for power, but undoubtedly, the ruler of Hell at the time was the leader of the fallen angels, the charismatic Morning Star, Lucifer. Courageous and strong, he made others bow before him through persuasion, bribery, or intimidation.
For years, Hell has been organized by Lucifer into the ruling body called the Seven Princes, in which the leading seven would rule over different, vast areas of their lands. Each Prince was responsible for their own subjects and lands. Many enjoyed how organized this system was, though a select few hated being forced at the bottom for their others to be on top.
The Seven Princes
- Lucifer - Pride (also Vanity and Wrath)
- Belphegor - Sloth (also Apathy and Greed)
- Mammon - Greed
- Beelzebub - Gluttony (Also Envy, Greed and Pride)
- Satan - Wrath (also Pride)
- Leviathan - Envy (also Wrath)
- Asmodeus - Lust (also Wrath)
Additional Princes of Hell
- Pythius - Despair
- Merihem - Lust
- Dis - Wrath
- Mephistopheles - Pride (also Wrath)
- Lilith - Lust (also Pride and Wrath)
- Dagan - Envy
- Azazel - Vanity (also Lust)
- Belial - Sloth (also Wrath)
- Bael - Wrath
- Ramiel - Pride
- Astaroth - Sloth (also Gluttony)
- Abaddon - Sloth (also Wrath and Discord)
- Aamon/Amaymon - Wrath
- Levistus - Wrath (also Envy)