Leraje

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[1]Leraye (also Leraje, Leriac, Loray, Oray, or Zoray) is a demon mentioned in demonological grimoires. He appears in the Lesser Key of Solomon, Johann Weyer's Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, and Jacques Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal.

Description[edit]

Leraye is described as an archer who starts battles and putrefies arrow-wounds.[2][3][4][5]

The Lesser Key additionally notes that he wears green[2][3] while Weyer (and so De Plancy) attribute him with the power of driving away mobs.[4][5]

Legions and standing[edit]

Leraye is the fourteenth spirit in the Lesser Key of Solomon (in some versions as Leraje,[2] and in Rudd's variant as Leriac),[3] the thirteenth spirit in the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (as Loray or Oray),[4][6] and appears as Oray in the Dictionnaire Infernal.[5]

In the Grand Grimoire, Leraye (as Loray[6] or Zoray) is listed as a subordinate of Sargatanas.[7] All other sources claim he rules 30 legions of spirits.[2][3][4][5]

According to Rudd, Leraje is opposed by the Shemhamphorasch angel Mehahel.[8]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d 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). p. 13. ISBN 1-57863-220-X.
  3. ^ a b c d Rudd, Thomas (2010). Skinner, Stephen; Rankine, David (eds.). The Goetia of Dr Rudd. Golden Hoard Press (published 2007). p. 116. ISBN 978-0738723556.
  4. ^ a b c d Weyer, Johann (1563). Peterson, Joseph H. (ed.). Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (Liber officiorum spirituum). Twilit Grotto: Esoteric Archives (published 2000). par. 13.
  5. ^ a b c d de Plancy, Jacques Collin (1853). Dictionnaire infernal (in French). Paris: Sagnier et Bray. p. 508.
  6. ^ a b "L" in Index of Angel names, magical words, and names of God; Joseph Peterson, 1998, Esoteric Archives
  7. ^ Waite, Arthur Edward (1913). "Part II, Chapter III: 'Concerning the Descending Hierarchy,' Section 1: 'The Names and Offices of Evil Spirits'". The Book of Ceremonial Magic. Internet Sacred Text Archive (published 2002). pp. 184–193.
  8. ^ Rudd 2007, pp. 366–376.