According to ancient superstition, Anarazel is one of the demons charged with the guardianship of subterranean treasures, which he carries about from one place to another to hide them from men. Together with his accomplices Gaziel and Fécor, shakes the foundations of houses, raises the tempests, rings the bells at midnight, causes specters to appear, and inspires a thousand terrors. Anarazel is also said to provide his followers with answers to their future and to guide them on their financial endeavours.
Entry, the evening of the 13th of January, 1420 ad.
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One of the more original texts appears to be the Dictionnaire Infernal, compiled by Jacques-Albin-Simon Collin de Plancy and published in 1825. According to this French tome, Anarazel, aided by Fécor and Gaziel, shakes the foundations of houses ("ébranle les fondemens des maisons"), causes tempests ("excite les têmpetes"), rings the bells at midnight ("sonne les cloches à minuit"), makes ghosts appear (fait paraître les spectres") and inspires many other terrors ("inspire mille terreurs").
The German writer Agrippa von Nettesheim speaks about various ghosts in Die Magischen Werke, a collection of his treatises from the Renaissance period.
During my research on the triumvirate of Fécor, Gaziel and Anarazel, I couldn't really find many other historical sources, such as grimoires or the likes, which would mention and elaborate on these creatures. As it is, my sole information so far has been drawn from the above-mentioned extracts and modern-day encyclopaedias on Demonology and Occultism, which often contain mere translations and repetitions.
- ↑ Florentine's Journal, 13 January 1420
- ↑ Jacques-Albin-Simon Collin de Plancy, Dictionnaire Infernal, 1825.
- ↑ Agrippa von Nettesheim, Die magischen Werke und weitere Renaissancetraktate.
- ↑ Lewis Spence, An Encyclopaedia of Occultism, 2003, Page 24.
- ↑ Theresa Bane, Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures, 2012, Page 39.