Satan

Satan’s Origins The name Satan is derived from a root meaning ‘to oppose’ or ‘to be or to act as an adversary.’ In some cases, he is not necessarily malevolent…

Samigina

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted) Samigina’s Goetic Seal   The Fourth Spirit is Samigina, a Great Marquis. He appeareth in the form of a little Horse or Ass,…

Sallos

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted) Sallos Goetic Seal   The Nineteenth Spirit is Sallos (or Saleos). He is a Great and Mighty Duke, and appeareth in the form…

Sabnock

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted) Sabnock’s Goetic Seal   The Forty-third Spirit, as King Solomon commanded them into the Vessel of Brass, is called Sabnock, or Savnok. He…

Ronove

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted) Ronove’s Goetic Seal   The Twenty-seventh Spirit is Ronove. He appeareth in the Form of a Monster. He teacheth the Art of Rhetoric…

Ribesal

                                       Dictionnaire Infernal – Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased)  Ribesal, aka Rubezal, is…

Raum

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted) Raum’s Goetic Seal   The Fortieth Spirit is Raum. He is a Great Earl; and appeareth at first in the Form of a…

Rakshasas

The rakshasas are evil spirits in Hindu mythology with magical and shape-shifting abilities. The Ramayana states that they were created from the foot of Brahma to protect the primeval waters….

Rahovart

Dictionnaire Infernal – Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased)  Rahovart is a demon whom little is known. He is referenced in Morality, about the evil and stingy rich, which was printed at Rouen…

Purson

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted) Purson’s Goetic Seal   The Twentieth Spirit is Purson, a Great King. His appearance is comely, like a Man with a Lion’s face,…

Pruflas

The Goetia does not include Pruflas as a demon. However, the picture ofPurson in Mather’s Goetia corresponds with Pruflas in the Dictionnaire Infernal. Both Purson and Pruflas are listed in Wier’s list, but…

Pretas

  Pretas – Hungry Ghosts (Photo: Falk Kienas via iStockphoto) In Hindu mythology, the Pretas are the spirits of dead people that inhabit Preta-Loka, the realm of tortured spirits. These…