The identification with the Asmodeus of Tobit iii.
Is called "Diabolos"), there is mention of one demon only (Asmodeus, in Tob.
The evil demon Asmodeus is the Persian Aeshma Daeva.
ASMODEUS, or Ashmedai, an evil demon who appears in later Jewish tradition as "king of demons."
It is generally agreed that the second part of the name Asmodeus is the same as the Zend daewa, dew, " demon."
24), and is probably also represented by Asmodeus, to whom lustful qualities are assigned (Tobit vi.
From the part played by Asmodeus in this story, he has been often familiarly called the genius of matrimonial unhappiness or jealousy, and as such may be compared with Lilith.
The legend of Asmodeus is given fully in the Jewish Encyclopaedia,s.v.
It is doubtful, however, whether the Asmodeus of the book of Tobit is the same as the Aeshma Daewa of the Bundahesh.