Bune is a demon listed in demonological grimoires such the Lesser Key of Solomon[note 1] (including Thomas Rudd's version, as Bime) Johann Weyer's Pseudomonarchia Daemonum,[note 2] Jacques Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal, and the Livre des Esperitz.[note 3]
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. The Livre des Esperitz claims that Bune rules 35 legions of spirits, while the other texts only give him 30 legions to command. 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.
Practicing occultist Carroll "Poke" Runyon suggests that the name ultimately derives from Buto (a title for Isis), as part of an overall claim that the Lesser Key of Solomon was by Solomon and rooted in Mesopotamian mythology.
- As the twenty-sixth spirit.
- As the twenty-third spirit.
- As the twenty-seventh spirit.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- de Plancy, Jacques Collin (1853). Dictionnaire infernal (in French). Paris: Sagnier et Bray. p. 124.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- 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
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- Runyon 1996, p. 156. sfn error: no target: CITEREFRunyon1996 (help)
- Rudd 2007, pp. 51-52.
- Rudd 2007, pp. 366-376.
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