Seven Stewards of Heaven
Seven Stewards of Heaven
According to the sixteenth-century magical ritual system Arbatel, these are the spirits through whom God governs the world. They are known as the Olympian spirits, and they govern the Olympian spheres, which are composed of 196 regions. Their names in the Olympian language are: Aratron, the celestial spirit of Saturn, whose day is Saturday; Bethor, the angel of Jupiter, whose day is Monday; Phaleg, the prince of Mars, whose day is Tuesday; Och, the master of the Sun, whose day is Sunday; Hagith, the sovereign of Venus, whose day is Friday; Ophiel, the spirit of Mercury, who must be invoked on Wednesday; Phul, the administrator of affairs in the Moon, whose day is Monday. Each of these Seven Celestial Spirits may be invoked by magicians with the aid of ceremonies and preparations.
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