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Bune

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Bune is a demon listed in demonological grimoires such the Lesser Key of Solomon[note 1][1] (including Thomas Rudd's version, as Bime)[2] Johann Weyer's Pseudomonarchia Daemonum,[note 2][3] Jacques Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal,[4] and the Livre des Esperitz.[note 3][5]

All of these texts describe Bune as a duke who is able to move the dead, make one rich, and answer a variety of questions.[1][2][3][4][5] The Livre des Esperitz claims that Bune rules 35 legions of spirits,[5] while the other texts only give him 30 legions to command.[1][2][3][4] The other texts further describe Bune's appearance as a three headed dragon (with one head being human) and give him the additional powers of making devils gather around graves and making one wise and charismatic.[1][2][3][4]

Practicing occultist Carroll "Poke" Runyon suggests that the name ultimately derives from Buto (a title for Isis),[6] as part of an overall claim that the Lesser Key of Solomon was by Solomon and rooted in Mesopotamian mythology.[7]

According to Rudd, Bune is opposed by the Shemhamphorasch angel Haaiah.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As the twenty-sixth spirit.
  2. ^ As the twenty-third spirit.
  3. ^ As the twenty-seventh spirit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Peterson, Joseph H., ed. (2001). Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis: The Lesser Key of Solomon, Detailing the Ceremonial Art of Commanding Spirits Both Good and Evil;. Maine: Weiser Books. p. 18. ISBN 1-57863-220-X.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ a b c d Rudd, Thomas (2007). Skinner, Stephen; Rankine, David (eds.). The Goetia of Dr Rudd. Golden Hoard Press. p. 128. ISBN 073872355X.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ a b c d Weyer, Johann (1563). Peterson, Joseph H. (ed.). Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (Liber officiorum spirituum). Twilit Grotto: Esoteric Archives (published 2000). par. 23.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  4. ^ a b c d de Plancy, Jacques Collin (1853). Dictionnaire infernal (in French). Paris: Sagnier et Bray. p. 124.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  5. ^ a b c Boudet, Jean-Patrice (2003). "Les who's who démonologiques de la Renaissance et leurs ancêtres médiévaux". Médiévales (in French) (44). Revues.org. par. 25, 60. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  6. ^ Runyon 1996, p. 156.
  7. ^ Rudd 2007, pp. 51-52.
  8. ^ Rudd 2007, pp. 366-376.