E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Asmodeus [the destroyer].
The demon of vanity and dress, called in the Talmud the king of devils.
The Asmodeus of domestic peace (in the Book of Tobit). Asmodeus falls in love with Sara, daughter of Raguel, and causes the death of seven husbands in succession, each on his bridal night. After her marriage to Tobit, he was driven into Egypt by a charm, made by Tobias of the heart and liver of a fish burnt on perfumed ashes, and being pursued was taken prisoner and bound.