Cimejes is a fallen angel and the 66th of Solomon’s 72 Spirits. Alternatively known as Cimeies, Kimaris, and Cimeries, is best known for being the 66th demon in the first part of the Lemegeton (popularly known as the Ars Goetia).
As a marquis in Hell, Cimejes commands 20 Demon Legions and has power over the spirits in Africa. He is portrayed as a godly warrior riding a black horse who can locate lost or secret treasures, teach the trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric), and turn a man into a warrior in his image.
Mentions throughout history
Cimeries is first mentioned in Rossi’s Gnostic tractate (see Meyer and Smith, Ancient Christian Magic) as chamariel.
The name “Akathama Chamaris” appears in the London oriental mss 6796, which suggests that the earliest mention of Kimaris is also Coptic (Meyer and Smith). Here, he does not appear to be evil in this text; rather, he is referred to as a godlike helping spirit.
Cimeries appears on Anton LaVey’s list of infernal names as Cimeries, but it is uncertain why LaVey chose Kimaris as one of the few Goetic daimons included. In 777, Aleister Crowley assigns Kimaris the Hebrew name KYMAVR and places him in the four of discs and the third decan of Capricorn by night.
KYMAVR may be a reference to the Horus type “Khem-our” (black light) stated in H. P. Blavatsky’s Hidden Doctrine.
He is mentioned as KYTzAVR in Sepher Sephiroth, with a gematria of 327, despite the fact that KYMAVR=277. Since Tzaddi=90 is also Mem spelled correctly, the gematric substitution may be intentional or unintentional.
Dr. Rudd mentions Cimejes as the 26th jinni used by King Solomon in Harleian Ms. 6482, named “The Rosie Crucian Secrets” (printed by The Aquarian Press, 1985). He also links one of Dee’s Enochian Ensigns of Creation, the tablet of 24 mansions, to the angel Cimeriel (see McLean, Treatise on Angel Magic).
Cimejes, according to Baskin’s Dictionary of Satanism, is derived from Cimmerians, a warlike people described in the works of several classical writers as living entirely in darkness.
Cimeries may also be derived from Chimaira, the three-headed, fire-breathing lion-goat-serpent who later became one of the underworld’s guardians. Given that, there is a precedent.
Since the harmless Phoenix is also demonized in the Goetia, there is precedent. Both Chimaira and Kimaris (and probably Cimmerian as well, but Indo-European linguists disagree) are most likely derived from the Phoenician or Hebrew root KMR (kamar), which means fire, darkness, and desire.
Cimeriel or Cimejes can then be translated as “God’s Gloom.”
Appearance in Pop Culture
Cimeries has appeared in several popular video games, including
- Megami Tensei II: Brute Race
- Kyuyaku Megami Tensei: Brute Race
- Last Bible
- World of Warcraft
Blizzard Entertainment published World of Warcraft as an online multiplayer role-playing game and it soon became a commercial and critical success upon its release in 2004.
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Cimeries is a fallen angel and the 66th demon in the first part of the Lemegeton (popularly known as the Ars Goetia). He is represented as a godly warrior on a black horse who has the ability to find missing or hidden treasures. In this informative article, we highlight Cimejes’s Mention throughout history and modern pop culture, along with its etymology.