One of the Elder Gods of Styricum, Azash is the god of the Zemochs. His shrine was discovered by Otha and Azash promised to reward him if Otha brought a sacrifice and surrendered his soul to him.
He is the force behind the antagonists in The Elenium. Those who give their soul to Azash are given extraordinary powers but usually at the price of their sanity.
Many of Azash's followers partake in disgusting demonic rituals of torture and even eat other humans while they still live.
He claimed to be the father of Aphrael, but she insisted that the Thousand Younger Gods, including herself, willed themselves into existence via the strain caused by the discord of the Elder Gods. He is destroyed by Sparhawk and the Bhelliom at the climax of The Elenium.