Orobas

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An early woodcut image of Orobas (Image accompanying the entry "Orobas" in: Collin de Plancy (1863) Dictionnaire Infernal, p. 510)

In demonology, Orobas is a powerful Great Prince of Hell, having twenty legions of demons under his control.

He supposedly gives true answers of things past, present and to come, divinity, and the creation of the world; he also confers dignities and prelacies, and the favour of friends and foes. Orobas is faithful to the conjurer, does not permit that any spirit tempts him, and never deceives anyone.

He is depicted as a horse that changes into a man under the conjurer's request.

The name could come from the Latin 'orobias', a type of incense.

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Orobas is Monster in My Pocket #78; there, he is described as an "oracle" rather than a demon.

Orobas is the name of a Dragon Knight in the Game Divinity 2:Ego Draconis; he was ruler of a very successful area named The Orobas Fjords, and was viewed as a god by some.

Orobas is referenced in the DVD extras of the horror film Lovely Molly as the likely agent of the film's main character's demonic possession.

Orobas appears in the Megami Tensei video game series, as a demon that can be summoned by the player.

Orobas is an optional fight in Shadow Hearts: Covenant. He is fought at the end of the Neam Ruins side area and Anastasia can learn her final spell "Euthanasia" by snapping his photo. In this game, Orobas appears as a regal looking man with the lower body of a gigantic flying insect.

This demon appears as a recruitable monster in Dragon Quest V, being a recolor of Gamigin and Samigina

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