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Not to be confused with Malphas.

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 Colin 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]

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  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.