Lemure (Dungeons & Dragons)

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Publication history
Mythological origins Lemure

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the lemure is a type of devil.

Publication history[edit]

The lemure first appeared under the "devil" heading in the original first edition Monster Manual (1977).[1]

The lemure appear in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991) under the "baatezu" heading,[2] and are also detailed under the "baatezu" heading in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[3]

The lemure appears under the "devil" heading in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[4] and in the revised 3.5 edition Monster Manual (2003).


The lemure is a mindless, tormented creature that attacks in mobs, and is used as cannon fodder in the Blood War.


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. ^ LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
  3. ^ Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  4. ^ Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)