The Four Crown Princes of Hell

By Vexen Crabtree 2001

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Invoke the Four Crown Princes of Hell as the four most representative idols; the list of Infernal Names in The Satanic Bible are taken from a wide selection of cultures and times throughout history, they enrich the Four Crown Princes. Click on titles for a page on each cardinal:

Satan
Fire

Cardinal:
South
Freud:
Ego!
Character:
Infernals

Lord of Fire and the Inferno
Adversary, opposer, accuser

The unified rebellion

Belial
Earth

Cardinal:
North
Character:
Practicals

Being without a master. Mastery of the Earth. Independence. Community. Flesh.

Lucifer
Air

Cardinal:
East
Freud:
Super ego
Character:
Evangelists

Bringer of light. The morning star. Intellectualism. Enlightenment.

Leviathan
Waters

Cardinal:
West
Freud:
Id

The serpent out of the sea. The oceans. Sex, love, desire, emotions. Coiled serpent. Twisted subconscious.

The aspect of Satan is the King of the Four Crown Princes, representing the adversary of mundanity, mediocrity, right hand path, stupidity and conformity for the sake of conformity, self destruction, religion and gods.

Book CoverThe placement of these Crown Princes on the cardinal points is not entirely without precedent in the history of religious symbolism. The Professor of History, Ronald Hutton, examines many occult and eclectic prime sources in his history of paganism, and mentions that the North point has been considered the most dark - although in Satanism, all four cardinal points represent darkness:

The north was regarded as the place of darkness, and shunned, following a tradition given biblical authority in the Book of Jeremiah and embedded in English folk culture; hence the common reluctance to be buried on the north side of a churchyard or to put a northern door into a church.

"The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft" by Ronald Hutton (1999)1

Likewise, Lucifer, as the Morning Star, has long been a symbol of the East.

Current edition: 2001 Jan 01
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Parent page: Satanic Symbols and Images of Satanism

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Hutton, Ronald
(1999) The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft. Paperback book. 2001 edition. Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

LaVey, Anton. (1930-1997) Founder of the Church of Satan.
(1969) The Satanic Bible. Paperback book. Published by Avon Books Inc, New York, USA. Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan in 1966..

Footnotes

  1. Hutton (1999) p56. Added to this page on 2008 Aug 05.^

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