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In demonology, Halphas (listed in Rudd's edition as Malthas,[1][2] and in the Crowley/Mathers edition as Halphas, Malthus, or Malphas)[1] is the thirty-eighth demon in the Ars Goetia in the Lesser Key of Solomon[1][2] (forty-third in Johann Weyer's Pseudomonarchia Daemonum),[3] ranked as an earl.

Most manuscripts describe Halphas as a hoarse-voiced stock dove[1][2] (though Weyer and Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal describe him as a stork),[3][4] who supplies weapons and ammunition[1][2][3][4] for towers[1][2] (Weyer and de Plancy have "towns" or "villes" instead),[3][4] sends men to war, and commands 26 legions of spirits.[1][2][3][4]

According to Rudd, Halphas is opposed by the Shemhamphorasch angel Haamiah.[5]

See also[edit]


  • Peterson, Joseph H., ed. (May 2001). Lemegeton Clavicula Salomonis: The Lesser Key of Solomon, Detailing the Ceremonial Art of Commanding Spirits Both Good and Evil;. Maine: Weiser Books (published 2001). ISBN 1-57863-220-X.
  • de Plancy, Jacques Collin (1853). Dictionnaire infernal (in French). Paris: Sagnier et Bray.
  • Rudd, Thomas (2010). Skinner, Stephen; Rankine, David (eds.). The Goetia of Dr Rudd. Golden Hoard Press (published 2007). ISBN 978-0738723556.
  • Weyer, Johann (1563). Peterson, Joseph H. (ed.). Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (Liber officiorum spirituum). Twilit Grotto: Esoteric Archives (published 2000).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Peterson 2001, p. 24.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Rudd 2007, p. 140.
  3. ^ a b c d e Weyer 1563, par. 42.
  4. ^ a b c d de Plancy 1853, pp. 252.
  5. ^ Rudd 2007, pp. 366–376.