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Seal of Adnachiel from the Magical Calendar

Adnachiel (also Aduachiel, Adnachiel, Adnakhiel, and Adernahael) is the angel who rules over the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.

His name means "Rest of God." The four letters of Yahweh are ויהה VYHH.


Adnachiel's primary office is to infuse eloquence and delectation, to give great clarity of understanding, and to teach what death one must die. According to occultist Franz Bardon, this angel gives instruction on the highest wisdom and the unfathomable mysteries of divine lawfulness.

As an Archangel of the Zodiac, Adnachiel also rules over the month of November and the thighs of human bodies. In the hierarchy of angels, he is in the Angels choir. Its stone is hyacinth.

The Archdemon of the Zodiac under his control is Sarithaiel, the demon king of Sagittarius.

Advachiel's month is November, his divinity is Diana, his precious stone is hyacinth, his animal is the doe, his bird is the crow, his tree is the palm, and his plant is pimpernel.

He governs the thighs and buttocks of humans, all fistulae or injuries in those areas, blood, heated pestilential fevers, falls from horses and injuries caused by them or four-footed beasts generally, prejudice by fire, heat, and intemerateness in sports.

Textual history

The sigil of Advachiel as given in Theomagia by John Heydon.

Adnachiel is mentioned in many grimoires from the 1500s onward. His name first appears in print in Three Books of Occult Philosophy (1531), but must have come from an older, unidentified source. Arsenal Manuscript 2495 (1600s) contains the earliest known explanation of the angel's abilities, although this text likely utilized an older source.

The Magical Calendar (1619) marks the earliest publication of his summoning seal, listing Advachiel under the name Adnachiel with a sigil and material correspondences. Theomagia by John Heydon (1663) lists him as a genius under the rulership of Hismael. MS Harley 6482, published more recently as A Treatise of Angel Magic, from an older document by Thomas Rudd (1583-1656) around 1699 also features the spirit.

He is also listed in The Old Book of Magic by Lauron William de Laurence (1918) while citing Johannes Trithemius, though the exact work drawn from isn't named.