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Image of Furfur from Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal.

In demonology, Furfur (other spelling: Furtur, Ferthur) is a powerful Great Earl of Hell, being the ruler of twenty-six legions of demons. He is a liar unless compelled to enter a magic triangle where he gives true answers to every question, speaking with a rough voice. Furfur causes love between a man and a woman, creates storms, tempests, thunder, lightning, and teaches on secret and divine things.

He is depicted as a deer or winged deer, and also as an angel. To some authors he changes from deer into angel when compelled to enter the magic triangle.

Furfur in Latin[edit]

'Furfur' or 'furfures' in Latin means "bran".[1] However it seems more likely that the name is a corruption of 'furcifer', the Latin word for scoundrel.[2]

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  1. ^ Lewis, Charlton T.; Short, Charles (1879). "A Latin Dictionary". Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Oxford Latin Desk Dictionary, New York: Oxford University Press, 2006, 410.