Legends surrounding Alocer have been passed down through generations of occultists and scholars, each one more mysterious than the last. The demon is said to dress as a knight, ride a horse, and command thirty-six legions—but what does that really mean? And who is this enigmatic figure? Let’s explore the mysterious story behind Alocer.

According to folklore, Alocer appears in many different forms. Most commonly, he is described as having a lion’s face with an inflamed complexion and fervent eyes. He may also take on other forms such as that of a soldier or king. Despite his varied appearances, it is believed that he always wears armor and rides a horse. This suggests that he might be an ancient warrior spirit or some kind of divine protector.

Alocer is said to teach astronomy and liberal arts—subjects traditionally associated with wisdom and knowledge. It is possible that he was seen as a source of knowledge by those who encountered him in earlier times; however, today Alocer is mostly known for his association with the thirty-six legions he commands. In demonology lore, these legions are divided into six categories: fire spirits, water spirits, air spirits, earth spirits, astral spirits (or ghosts), and infernal spirits (or demons). Each legion has its own distinct power and purpose in relation to Alocer’s mission.


In addition to commanding these thirty-six legions, it’s also said that Alocer dispenses justice among them—a task which could involve punishing wrongdoers or rewarding those who do right by him. His reputation for keeping order among his legions has earned him fame among both demonologists and scholars alike.

Even though much about Alocer remains shrouded in mystery – from his true identity to the exact powers he commands – one thing remains certain: this knightly commander still reigns supreme over the thirty-six legions under his command. Whether you are an occultist or simply someone curious about legends from days gone by, exploring the story behind Alocer can be an exciting journey into unknown realms!

Pseudomonarchia daemonum – Johann Wier (1583) (quoted)

Allocer is a strong duke and a great, he commeth foorth like a soldier, riding on a great horsse, he hath a lions face, verie red, and with flaming eies, he speaketh with a big voice, he maketh a man woonderfull in astronomie, and in all the liberall sciences, he bringeth good familiars, and ruleth thirtie six legions.
Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted)

Alloces’ Goetic seal

The Fifty-second Spirit is Alloces, or Alocas. He is a Duke, Great, Mighty, and Strong, appearing in the Form of a Soldier riding upon a Great Horse. His Face is like that of a Lion, very Red, and having Flaming Eyes. His Speech is hoarse and very big. His Office is to teach the Art of Astronomy, and all the Liberal Sciences. He bringeth unto thee Good Familiars; also he ruleth over 36 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which, etc.