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Abaddon in popular culture

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The angel or demon Abaddon has appeared many times in works of popular culture.

General literature

  • In John Bunyan's allegory The Pilgrim's Progress, Abaddon (as Apollyon) appears as the "foul fiend" who assaulted Christian on his pilgrimage through the Valley of Humiliation. He rules over the city of Destruction, and attacks Christian when he refuses to return.
  • John Milton uses Abaddon as the name of the bottomless pit in Paradise Regained (IV, 264).
  • In Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock's epic poem Der Messias (The Messiah, composed 1748–73), Abbadona is an angel drawn into Satan's rebellion half-unwillingly, who reproves Satan for his blasphemous pride.
  • Abaddon is mentioned by his Greek name, Apollyon, in Robert Browning's "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came".
  • Abaddon appears as Abadonna (Russian: Абадонна), the angel of death in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita.
  • In Dan Brown's 2009 novel The Lost Symbol, the main antagonist, Zachary Solomon, believing himself to be the incarnation of the angel Malak, calls himself Dr Christopher Abaddon.
  • Abaddón el Exterminador is the title of Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato's third and last novel, published in 1974. It was translated as The Angel of Darkness in English.
  • Abaddon, the Angel of the Abyss, is a nickname for Marc Remillard in Julian May's Saga of Pliocene Exile and Galactic Milieu Series.
  • Abaddon appears in Melissa de la Cruz's book series Blue Bloods as a blue blood named Benjamin 'Jack' Force.
  • Abaddon is a creature/character in Patrick Carman's The Land of Elyon series.
  • The third novel of Elizabeth Donald's Nocturnal Urges vampire series is titled Abaddon. In the horror novel, the vampire cult living underground in Memphis, Tennessee has adopted the name both for their group and the underground fortress in which they live.
  • In City of Bones (part of The Mortal Instruments trilogy) by Cassandra Clare, Abaddon is a Greater Demon who is summoned by a warlock for Valentine Morgenstern to employ in his war against the Clave.
  • Apollyon is the title of the fifth book in the Left Behind series by authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins and focuses on the attack of the demon locusts described in the Revelation of St. John.
  • In Terry Brooks's Magic Kingdom of Landover, Abaddon is a netherworld that lies beneath Landover.
  • In Wayne Barlowe's God's Demon, "Abaddon's Pit" is a deep pit in Hell where the demon Abaddon resides and is considered an eternal punishment of darkness and torment for demons who disobey the ruler of Hell, Beelzebub.
  • The antagonists call upon a stealth bomber code-named Abaddon in Andy McDermott's book The Covenant of Genesis.
  • In Scott Pinsker's novel The Second Coming: A Love Story, Abaddon is the leader of the rebellion against God, and Lucifer is actually the last to join the uprising. Abbadon later appears as a giant, scarred fish swimming in Hell's waters.
  • In book five of James Patterson's Daniel X series, Abbadon is portrayed as the second most wanted alien on Earth, who is the same species as the protagonist.
  • Abaddon's Gate is the title of the third novel of The Expanse series, a space opera by James S. A. Corey.
  • Volume 10 of the High School DxD light novels by Ichiei Ishibumi has a character named Kuisha Abaddon who serves as the Queen of Sairaorg Bael. She uses a technique described as 'Hole', which creates a void in space that can suck in anything.


  • In the issue 117 of Whiz Comics, Abaddon is revealed to have written a book of magic which a student uses to summon him. He is defeated by Ibis the Invincible and Taia, and falls to Hades by his own spell with the student and book.
  • In David Hopkins' webcomic Jack, some demons of Hell use the unique suicide of a boy, Virgil, as a distraction in order to smuggle Abaddon (as a powerful relic) from Heaven into Hell to raise an army against God.
  • In issue 32.5 (Feb 2012) of The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, Abaddon is a snake-like monster that feeds on stories, eventually confronted by Gilgamesh and thus inspiring the writing of the Epic of Gilgamesh. The comic also links Abaddon with Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan.
  • The Abaddon is a serialized webcomic by Koren Shadmi, loosely based on Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit.
  • In the oneshot Zone, by Hoshino Katsura, a Dagger named Abadon appears, perhaps there is a connection, as the dagger is a powerful Destroyer of demons called akuma, which appear in the oneshot and its successor D.Gray-Man.

Occult literature

  • In occultism and esoterism, Abaddon's Tarot symbol is Judgement.
  • In Barrett's The Magus, Abaddon is pictured as one of the evil demons.
  • In LaVeyan Satanism, Abaddon is the first of the infernal names, as it comes first alphabetically, meaning "The Destroyer".
  • In the Key of Solomon, Abaddon is listed as the name of God used by Moses to flood Egypt.
  • In Sepharial's Manual of Occultism, Abaddon is in charge of the Furies, the seventh order of nine orders of demons.


  • Abaddon (as Apollyon) appears in Act 2 of the opera The Pilgrim's Progress by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
  • Trilogy, the third studio album of the progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer ends with an eight-minutes lasting instrumental titled "Abaddon's Bolero".
  • There is an Irish death metal/black metal/grindcore band called "Abaddon Incarnate".
  • Indie rock band Pinback's 2004 album is titled Summer in Abaddon.
  • American deathcore band With Blood Comes Cleansing's album Horror has a track called "Abaddon's Horde".
  • American metal band Saviours titled their 2008 album Into Abaddon which features a track of the same name.
  • The album Sunrise Over a Sea of Blood by American metal band Mortal Treason features a song titled "Abaddon".
  • Polish heavy/thrash metal band KAT mentions Abaddon in their song "The Time of Revenge".
  • Spanish Power metal band Phoenix rising have a track titled "Abaddon" on their album, MMXII.
  • Abaddon is the name of a Polish hardcore punk band.
  • Czech black-metal band Root have a track titled "Abaddon" on their second studio album, Hell Symphony.
  • The rapper Boondox released a song on Halloween 2011 entitled "Abadon", the inspiration of which derives from Abaddon.
  • "Lords of Abaddon" is the first track on the 2011 album The Taking by American rock band Loaded.
  • American heavy metal band Manowar mentions Abaddon in their song "Dark Avenger" in the portion of the track narrated by Orson Welles.
  • The rapper Boondox released an album on 13 May 2014 entitled "Abaddon".


  • In the BBC series Torchwood, Abaddon appears in the episode "End of Days" as the son of the Beast, an alien being from the void.
  • Vesper Abaddon is the former King of Carmel, a nation preceding Gilboa, the setting of the NBC TV show Kings. The prison he is kept in is called Gehenna.
  • Matthew Abaddon is a mysterious character in the television series Lost who works for Charles Widmore.
  • In season three premiere episode of Entourage, James Woods claims to have played the character Abaddon in the fictional movie Aquaman starring Vincent Chase.
  • In season one of The Secret Circle, the witches get possessed by a demon named Abaddon.
  • In the HBO series Enlightened, Abaddon is the name of the "unenlightened" company where the main protagonist, Amy Jellicoe, works.
  • In the episode "Alice" of Star Trek: Voyager, Abaddon is the proprietor of "Abaddon's Repository of Lost Treasures". He sells Voyager a small spaceship that is "haunted": it takes over the minds of its owners through its unique neural interface.
  • In a season 8 episode of the TV show Supernatural, "As Time Goes By", the Winchester brothers' grandfather travels forward in time to receive aid against a demon named Abaddon. In this continuity, Abaddon is a Knight of Hell; one of the first demons to fall with Lucifer and as such is very powerful. She later returns for "Clip Show" and "Sacrifice." She reappears in season 9 as one of the main antagonists before being killed by Dean Winchester in "King of the Damned."
  • In the short film "Into Abaddon" abaddon is referred to as a hell of the mind and possible afterlife.


  • A character called Abaddon, the Lord of Avernus, appears in both Defense of the Ancients and its sequel, Dota 2.
  • In Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, there is a portal in the Frigid Highlands that leads to an area in Hell labeled as Abaddon.
  • In Otomedius G and Salamander 2, there are boss opponents named Abbadon.
  • In the game Dungeon Runners, Abaddon appears as a boss creature.
  • Abaddon is the name of a two-handed sword that drops from Yogg-Saron in Blizzard's popular MMORPG World of Warcraft.
  • Abaddon is the name of a class of Amarr Battleship in the space MMORPG EVE Online.
  • In The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Abaddon is the name of an item that can be obtained by making a deal with the Devil.
  • In the DOOM source port Skulltag, an Abaddon is the strongest variant of the Cacodemon.
  • Abaddon appears as a Spider Boss in the online MMORPG Adventurequestworlds.
  • Abaddon appears in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 fictional universe as Abaddon the Despoiler.
  • Abaddon appears in the Battletech Universe as Precentor Apollyon, the commander of the Word of Blakes elite Manei-Domini.
  • Abaddon is a boss enemy in Konami's Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
  • The Beast of Abaddon is a boss creature in the Flagship Studios game Hellgate: London.
  • Abaddon is a boss enemy in the Square video game Final Fantasy VIII in the salt flats outside the xenophobic city-state Esthar. They also makes a few other appearances in the franchise such as in Final Fantasy IX where they are wandering enemies in Castle Pandemonium and Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles where Abbadons appear in Conall Curach.
  • Abaddon, the God of Secrets and the preceding God of Water, is the main antagonist of the Guild Wars campaign, "Nightfall".
  • In the 2003 SCE Studio Cambridge action video game Primal, the main (albeit unseen) antagonist is the God of Chaos Abbadon.
  • Abaddon is a playable high-level persona in Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3 & 4, where he appears as green slimy creature with a huge mouth.
  • In Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, Abaddon is a non-boss (playable) demon under the Vile race.
  • In Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Abaddon is a boss and can later be created in the Cathedral of Shadows.
  • Abaddon is central to the investigation in Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kazunoha vs. King Abaddon.
  • Abaddon appears in the real-time strategy game Warrior Kings as a godlike unit.
  • Abaddon appears as a major character in Darksiders.
  • Abaddon is a playable character in the game Unreal Tournament 2004.
  • Abaddon is a choice for player's avatar in Solium Infernum.
  • Abaddon is a flagship for the human race in the Xbox Live game Abaddon Retribution.
  • Abaddon is the name of a Martian in the game Super Motherload
  • Abaddon is the name of a software studio that produces roleplaying and strategy games founded in Winona, Minnesota.
  • Abaddon is a recruitable hero in the idle game Clicker Heroes, with an appearance similar to that of a Grim Reaper.
  • Abaddon is the name of an international Ingress anomaly series starting in October 2015.
  • Abaddon is a skill of Noblesse and Chiliarch in the game Elsword
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