Babel in the book of Baruch, the Gnostic Justin, is the name of the first of the, twelve maternal angels born to Elohim and Edem (Hippolytus, Haer. 26:151). She is identical with Aphrodite, and is enjoined by her mother to cause adulteries and desertions among men in revenge for the desertion of Edem by Elohim. When Hercules is sent by Elohim to overcome the maternal. angels, Babel, now identical with Orphale, beguiles and enfeebles him. She may possibly be the Baalti, or female, Baal of various Shemitic nations; but it is better, on the whole, to take Babel as a form of Barbelo.