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Who are the seven princes of Hell? I think I know them but I am not 100%. I believe they are Belial, Satan, Beelzebub, Asmodeus, Laviathan, Mammon, Belphegor, Lucifer. Could someone tell me if I am right and if so what hell are they in charge of please. If I am wrong could you tell me with their roles please.

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According to what tradition? Of these, only Beelzebub, Lucifer, and Satan actually appear in Scripture, and they all seem to be the same person –  Affable Geek Dec 9 '13 at 20:58
    
You may want to check out this question: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/12030/… –  Affable Geek Dec 9 '13 at 21:00
    
It all I can remember from my childhood when I went to bible school and my younger sister. That what I got when I read information about them but my old bible teacher told me that they are all different angels or demons. –  Kim-Alice Dec 10 '13 at 13:28

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According to Peter Binsfeld, you've got the list right. He made the list in 1589; there was no support for that theory before then, and there has been very little support for that theory since.

As far as I know, there is no Christian tradition which adheres to there being seven princes of Hell. More than that, at least the names "Lucifer" and "Satan" refer to the same entity. Mammon is synonymous with greed or money (Matthew 6:24), but is sometimes personified also. Asmodeus and Belphegor aren't even mentioned in the Bible.

Peter's list seems to have been extrapolated from the 7 deadly sins, without any scripture to back up his list. Here it is.

  • Lucifer: pride
  • Mammon: greed
  • Asmodeus: lust
  • Leviathon: envy
  • Beelzebub: gluttony
  • Satan: wrath
  • Belphegor: sloth
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Leviathon is mentioned in Job 41 and Isaiah 27:1. –  Ben Miller Dec 9 '13 at 22:52
    
The leviathan of Job is an animal, not a demon. The description is physical -- teeth, scales, etc -- I don't see anything there to interpret this as a demon. The passage in Isaiah is not as clear, he appears to be using leviathan as a symbol for something or someone, but you could debate exactly what. –  Jay Dec 10 '13 at 7:45
    
Thanks, that help me a lot with my tasks. :) –  Kim-Alice Dec 10 '13 at 13:07
    
Loved the answer. There are lots of stories about the demons. Better than movies. Asmodaeus was the son of Lucifer and Lilith, and later the father (with Lilith) of the Hellequin. –  gideon marx Dec 11 '13 at 10:49

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