Mammon (Demon’s Chronicle), by Ridureyu
“You cannot serve God and mammon.”
“Mammon” is a weird word, kind of a Latin/Greek/Aramaic loan word from Hebrew. It means “riches,” or “wealth” in general. The fact that those zany King James translators didn’t feel like translating it properly is why we have weird things like this.
Mammon, according to Collin De Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal and other works, is a great and powerful demon, one of the Seven princes of Hell (representing the sin of Greed), and is the demonic ambassador to England (and yes, this figure resembles the Dictionnaire illustration). Why England, you ask? Well, just look at the state of the UK during the Industrial Revolution, and then tell me what you think!
Sometimes Mammon is even viewed as a god, which tells you just how serious a sin greed must be… of course, you’ve got to wonder about those prosperity gospel televangelists. Y’know, Jesus says “The love of money is the root of all evil,” but Benny Hinn says, “I want my streets of gold NOW!”