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In demonology, Marbas or Barbas is a demon described in the Ars Goetia. He is described as the Great President of Hell governing thirty-six legions of demons. He answers truly on hidden or secret things, causes and heals diseases, teaches medical arts, and changes men into other shapes. He is depicted as a great lion that, under the conjurer's request, changes shape into a man.
In popular culture
- Marbas is the name of a demon in The Priests.
- Bob Barbas is the name of a demon in DmC Devil May Cry.
- Barbas is the name of the dog which accompanies the daedric prince Clavicus Vile in The Elder Scrolls series.
- S. L. MacGregor Mathers, A. Crowley, The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King (1904). 1995 reprint: ISBN 0-87728-847-X.
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