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Adramelech (also called Adrammelech, Adramelek or Adar-malik) was a form of sun god, the centre of his worship was the town of Sepharvaim (2 Kings 17:31) and was brought by the Sepharvite colonists into Samaria. The "melech" from his name means "King" in Hebrew


There was also a god called Baal Adramelch his name "Baal" means "Lord". In Assyrian mythology the title Baal was a title for many gods and he is described as a son of Sennacherib, king of Assyria (2 Kings 19:37; Isa. 37:38). In later times, he is associated with the Moloch of Carthage. This often leads to the concept that children were sacrificed to him. The concept of child sacrifice via burning them or placing them within a heated bronze statue of the god comes from Greek accounts and is not historically verifiable as no archaeological proof of such a large, bronze statue exists. Like other pagan gods, Adramelech is considered a demon in Judeo-Christian tradition.

A poet's description of Adramelech can be found in Robert Silverberg's short story "Basileus". Adremelech is described as "The enemy of God, greater in ambition, guile and mischief than Satan. A fiend more curst - a deeper hypocrite."


He’s generally depicted with a human torso and head, and the rest of the body of a mule (or sometimes as a peacock).


He’s considered the Grand Chancellor of the infernal empire. According to Collin de Plancy's book on demonology, he became the President of Devils' general council (the Senate of the Demons), as well as the eighth of the ten evil Sephiroth. He is also the Chancellor of Hell and supervisor of Satan's wardrobe.

Main Belief


"The Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire as sacrifices to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim." - 2 Kings 17:31

In popular culture


  • In the video game Final Fantasy Tactics, Adramelk, presumably a mistranslation of Adramelech, is a goat-like zodiac demon.
  • In the video game Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Adrammelech is the Totema (Guardian spirit) of the Bangaa species, and the third major boss in the main campaign. In this game, he is a dragon-like creature.
  • In the video game Final Fantasy XII, Adramelech is an Esper (summoned creature) that wields the element of lightning. Its appearance is very close to the one in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.
  • In the video game Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Adramelech appears as a boss in the form of a ram's head and a pair of claws in giant shackles.


  • In the horror book The Devils of D-Day by Graham Masterton Adranelech is summoned by his eight minions.


  • Adramelech is also the name of a death metal band from Finland. [1]


  • Weyer, Johann “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum”;
  • MacGregor, Mathers “Kabbalah Denudata”

See also