Agrat Bat Mahlat


Agrat Bat Mahlat

In Zoharistic Qabalah, Agrat Bat Mahlat is one of the four angels of prostitution, the mates of the demon Samael. Her fellow succubi are Lilith, Naamah, and Eisheth Zenunim. Considering Mahlat and Agrat as proper names and bat as "daughter of" (Hebrew), Agrat bat Mahlat means 'Agrat daughter of Mahlat'. Sometimes Agrat is used alone, or with variations (Agrath, Igrat, Iggeret). Iggeret means in Hebrew 'letter or missive' while 'agrah' means 'reward'. Mahathallah, probably the correct spelling of Mahlat means in Hebrew 'deception' or 'illusion'. Therefore, Agrat bat Mahlat could be translated as Agrat 'daughter of illusions', 'bringer of deception' or 'reward for deception'

These four angels are also known as the Queens of Hell or the spouses of Satan, and some authors as Donald Tyson refer to them as manifestations of Lilith. Agrat Bat Mahlat rules Salamanca (western quarter), Naamah rules Damascus (eastern quarter), while Lilith rules Rome (northern quarter). The southern quarter is controversial, since it is assigned to a country (Egypt) instead of to a city, and the name of the ruler is unclear, usually identified as Mahalat (the mother of Agrat?) or Rahab instead of Eisheth.

References

*Sexual Alchemy: magical intercourse with spirits, Daniel Tyson, Llewellyn Worldwide Ed. (page 39)


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