The “Ancient of Ancients” as the Macroprosophus (“Great countenance”) and Microprosophus (“Little countenance”), macrocosm and microcosm. // Color plate by Augustus Knapp from “The Secret Teachings of All Ages“ by Manly P. Hall (1928)
Agares is a Duke ruling the eastern zone of Hell, and being served by 31 legions of demons. He can make runaways come back, and those who stand still run. He can also cause earthquakes and teaches languages, finding pleasure in teaching immoral expressions. He also has the power to destroy dignities, both temporal and supernatural. He is depicted as a pale old man riding a crocodile and with a hawk on his fist ~ Sylvain Dousset
The Five Best and Five Worst Demons to Get Possessed By
The common depiction of Agares from Christian demonology is an elderly man riding a crocodile with a hawk resting on his arm. He is a duke of Hell who teaches many languages, but only the curse words and horrible ethnic slurs of each.