Purson

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Purson's image in Mathers' The Goetia corresponds to Pruflas' illustration from the Dictionnaire Infernal.

In demonology, Purson is a Great King of Hell, being served and obeyed by twenty-two legions of demons. He knows of hidden things, can find treasures, and tells past, present, and future. Taking a human or aerial body he answers truly of all secret and divine things of Earth and the creation of the world. He also brings good familiars.

Purson is depicted as a man with a lion's head, carrying a ferocious viper in his hand, and riding a bear. Before him there can be heard many trumpets sounding.

Other spellings: Curson, Pursan.

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  • S. L. MacGregor Mathers, A. Crowley, The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King (1904). 1995 reprint: ISBN 0-87728-847-X.