Adramelech in Wikipedia
also called Adrammelech, Adramelek or Adar-malik, (Hebrew:
אַדְרַמֶּלֶךְ, Modern Adrammelekh Tiberian ʼAḏramméleḵ; Greek:
Αδραμελεχ Adramelekh; Latin: Adramelech) was a form of sun
god, the centre of his worship was the town of Sepharvaim
(II Kings 17:31 ) and was brought by the Sepharvite
colonists into Samaria. The "melech" from his name means
"King" in Hebrew.
There was also a god called Baal Adramelch his name "Baal"
means "Lord". In Assyrian mythology the title Baal was a
title for many gods and he is described as a son of
Sennacherib, king of Assyria (2 Kings 19:37; Isa. 37:38). In
later times, he is associated with the Moloch of Carthage.
This often leads to the concept that children were
sacrificed to him. The concept of child sacrifice via
burning them or placing them within a heated bronze statue
of the god comes from Greek accounts and is not historically
verifiable as no archaeological proof of such a large,
bronze statue exists.
Like many pagan gods, Adramelech is considered a demon in
some Judeo-Christian tradition. According to Collin de
Plancy's book on demonology, Adramelech became the President
of the Senate of the demons. He is also the Chancellor of
Hell and supervisor of Satan's wardrobe. Being generally
depicted with a human torso and head, and the rest of the
body of a mule (or sometimes as a peacock).
A poet's description of Adramelech can be found in Robert
Silverberg's short story "Basileus". Adramelech is described
as "The enemy of God, greater in ambition, guile and
mischief than Satan. A fiend more curst - a deeper
In Milton's Paradise Lost, Adramelech is a fallen angel,
vanquished by Uriel and Raphael.