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Asmodeus, also known as Ashmadia or Asmodai, is most likely derived from a form of Persian, the phrase aeshma-daeva, meaning demon of wrath.
Sepulchre Mosse, Kate 2007
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(Persian) Said to be a small hairy demon able to make men perform cruel acts. Has been recorded in history for at least three thousand years. Aeshma is known as the 'fiend of the wounding spear,' and of wrath and fury. Aeshma was later adopted into the Hebrew mythology as Asmodeus. (From Heart's Devils)
June 3, 2008