May 21, 2019
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LUCIFER

The name Lucifer means light-bearer. This demon was originally an exalted and powerful angel who became the leader of the rebellion in heaven against the authority of God. For his sin of disobedience Lucifer was cast down into a pit, along with those angels who had followed him in the war in heaven. In his fallen condition, his name became Satan. The English poet Milton is responsible for the romantic ...

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IPOS

“Ipos, alias Ayporos, is a great earle and a prince, appeering in the shape of an angell, and yet indeed more obscure and filthie than a lion, with a lions head, a gooses feet, and a hares taile: he knoweth things to come and past, he maketh a man wittie, and bold, and hath under his jurisdiction thirtie six legions. (Scot, Discoverie of Witchcraft, page 219) Drawing directly from the ...

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INCUBUS

Incubus is another one of those demons who embodies in himself an entire class of beings. In this case, he is all incubi, who are male spirits of lust. The name comes from the Latin incubare, to lie upon, weigh down, brood. It was the belief that when an incubus came to a sleeping woman and had sex with her, she experienced nightmares and difficulty breathing. The incubus was thought ...

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HARPY

The harpies (harpyiae: the snatchers, robbers, or spoilers) were according to Hesiod the two daughters of Thaumas and the Oceanid Electra. Their names were Ocypete and Aello. Hesiod described them in his Theogony as: “lovely haired Aello and Okypete, who fly on their swift wings as fast as birds, or breath of wind; high through the air they hurl themselves.” Other names assigned to them by later writers are Aellopos, ...

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HAKELDAMA

A demon who carries a flaming torch and rides upon a serpent, with the heads of a man, a cat and a viper. His name may derive from the name of the place where Judas, the betrayer of Jesus, was believed to lie buried. ...

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GREMORY

Gremory, also known as Gormory or Gemory or Gromory or Gamori, “is a strong and mightie duke, he appeareth like a faire woman, with a duchesse crownet about hir midle, riding on a camell, he answereth well and truelie of things present, past, and to come, and of treasure hid, and where it lieth: he procureth the love of women, especiallie of maids, and hath six and twentie legions.” (Scot, ...

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GAAP

Gaap is a mighty Prince and Great President of Hell, commanding sixty-six legions of demons. He is, according to The Lesser Key of Solomon, the king and prince of the southern region of Hell and Earth, and according to the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum(False Monarchy of the Demons) the king of the western region and as mighty as Beleth, but for both he is the guide of the four kings (the others ...

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FURFUR

Furfur (other spelling: Furtur) is a powerful Great Earl of Hell, being the ruler of twenty-nine legions of demons. He is a liar unless compelled to enter a magic triangle where he gives true answers to every question, speaking with a rough voice. Furfur causes love between a man and a woman, creates storms, tempests, thunder, lightning, and blasts, and teaches on secret and divine things. He is depicted as ...

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FORCAS

Foras (alternatively Forcas or Forrasis) is a powerful President of Hell, being obeyed by twenty-nine legions of demons.  The etymology of his name may be derived from the Latin word furca, meaning fork,[17] or from Greco-Roman also meaning a sepulchre (tomb).[18]  He teaches logic and ethics in all their branches, the virtues of all herbs and precious stones, can make a man witty, eloquent, invisible, and live long, and can ...

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FLEURETY

This demon may be derived from the name of Flauros, described in the Goetia as a great duke, who comes first as a leopard, then later as a man with flaming eyes and a terrible countenance. However Fleurety does not appear particularly terrible from his portrait. His symbol, illustrated in the Red Dragon alongside his image, is the hoof of a horse. Fleurety is said in the Red Dragon to ...

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