Summary: The Doud
are a demon-like species of Demiurge that are created, or emanated, by Yaldabaoth’s
ten dark princes. Operating under the command of their master, the Doud are both
intelligent and cunning. The Song of Godintroduces a chief Doud, born from the mind
of Jehovah-Yahweh, named Anchillicus. Under the savage rule of his master, Anchillicus
and his “legions of death and hell”, were commanded to keep a “frightful watch” over
humans who would serve Jehovah-Yahweh (6:1:46).
The Doud are capable of emanating lesser demons called Kezan. Just as the Doud are
made subordinate to their dark prince creator, the Kezan operate under the command
of a chief Doud. During Yaldabaoth’s Second War against Heaven, vast hordes of the
Doud were armed with spears and swords “made of darkest matter”, which weapons could
penetrate the twelve dimensions of Heaven, and destroy any angel unfortunate enough
to be pierced (6:8:16).
But not this only, for Jehovah-Yahweh created from his own likeness a great many
demons; placing over them the chief Doud whose name was Anchillicus; these then were
made the legions of death and hell, keeping a frightful watch over such men and women
as would serve Jehovah-Yahweh in fear and trembling.
6th Endowment 1:46
Now in the regions of the Void did Yaldabaoth create weapons of war for all his mighty
hosts, each army being armed and fiercely trained; for each Doud did Yaldabaoth arm
with spear and sword, made of darkest matter, which weapons could pierce at once
the twelve dimensions of Heaven, to cast into oblivion the one who should be pierced.
6th Endowment 8:16
Now in the armies of Yaldabaoth did the sons of his mind command the host of many
Douds, which Douds were the creation and emanation of the dark princes themselves,
to serve as they command.
And the Douds, which were many, did also create and cause to emanate from themselves
a vast host of the Kezan, which Kezan were themselves mindless and incapable of thought
or fear; but were themselves driven by the blood of hate which coursed darkly through
them, to goad and push them to constant battle...
This then proved the armies of Yaldabaoth, for Yaldabaoth commanded alone the Kalliform
and all the dark princes together, while the dark princes did command each the Douds
which they created, even as the Douds proved most bitter masters above the vast hordes