549. When sentence is pronounced on his children who committed no crime, NAMELY, small children, a chief under KAF'TZIEL, called 'Iriel', comes out and cries to the left side until a spirit is awakened, a flawed spirit, created when the moon was waning, called 'Askara'. He stands on the fourth grade of the third chamber of the side of defilement, in charge over babies death. He is seen before them in the guise of a woman raising children, but, seizes and kills them.
551. All the children who did not reach thirteen years and a day, are all given into the hands of this chief IRIEL. Those from thirteen to twenty years of age are given to the spirit called 'Agirsion', issued from the subtle serpent, the Evil Inclination, who brought death to the world. A man over twenty years is sentenced by the court in the place called 'merit', THE FOURTH CHAMBER, and comes himself to the court. He is judged according to HIS OWN sins, and delivered to the hands of that serpent, the Angel of Death.
583. These four ER'ELIM stand to the four directions of the world, each standing watchful over Yisrael. They are called 'lattices', according to the verse, "He peers through the lattice" (Shir Hashirim 2:9), AND THE TWELVE ARE CALLED 'WINDOWS'. The names of the four lattices are Iga'el, Iriya, Ariel, Yehira'el. Iga'el stands to the east, looking after all those who do good deeds, and think righteous thoughts, though they are not able to perform.
584. Iriya stands to the south. He is looking after all those who comfort the poor, or those whose heart is sorry for them, though they are not able to give anything to them; also those who walk in the path of righteousness. And those who do kindness to the dead, he supports true kindness. His duty is to mention them above, engrave their form above, and bring them to the World to Come.