Pseudomonarchia Daemonum

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Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, or Hierarchy of Demons first appears as an Appendix to Johann Weyer's De praestigiis daemonum (1577).[1] The title of the book translates roughly to "false monarchy of demons".

An abridgement of a grimoire similar in nature to the Ars Goetia, the first book of The Lesser Key of Solomon, it contains a list of demons, and the appropriate hours and rituals to conjure them.

The book was written before The Lesser Key of Solomon, and has some differences. There are sixty-nine demons listed (instead of seventy-two), and the order of the spirits varies, as well as some of their characteristics. The demons Vassago, Seere, Dantalion and Andromalius are not listed in this book, while Pruflas is not listed in The Lesser Key of Solomon. Pseudomonarchia Daemonum does not attribute seals to the demons, as The Lesser Key of Solomon does.[1]

Weyer referred to his source manuscript as Liber officiorum spirituum, seu Liber dictus Empto. Salomonis, de principibus et regibus daemoniorum. (Book of the offices of spirits, or the book called 'Empto'. Solomon, concerning the princes and kings of demons).[1] This work is likely related to a very similar 1583 manuscript titled "The Office of Spirits",[2] both of which appear ultimately be an elaboration on a fifteenth-century manuscript titled Le Livre des Esperitz (of which 30 of its 47 spirits are nearly identical to spirits in the Ars Goetia).[3]

The 69 demons[edit]

1. King Baël
2. Duke Aguarès
3. President Barbas
4. Prince/Duke Pruflas
5. Marquess Amon
6. Duke/Count Barbatos
7. President Buer
8. Duke Gusoyn
9. Count/President Botis
10. Duke Bathym
11. King Pursan
12. Duke Eligos
13. Marquess Loray
14. Duke Valefor
15. Count/President Morax
16. Prince/Count Ipes
17. President Glasya labolas
18. Marquess Naberius
19. Duke Zepar
20. King Byleth
21. Prince Sytry
22. King Paimon
23. King Bélial

24. Duke Bune
25. Marquess Forneus
26. Marquess/Count Roneve
27. Duke Berith
28. Duke Astaroth
29. President Forras
30. Count Furfur
31. Marquess Marchocias
32. President Malphas
33. Duke Vepar
34. Marquess Sabnac
35. King Sidonay
36. Prince/President Gaap
37. Duke/Marquess Chax
38. Duke Pucel
39. Knight Furcas
40. Duke/Count Murmur
41. President Caym
42. Count Raum
43. Count Halphas
44. Duke Focalor
45. King/Count Vine
46. Count Bifrons

47. Marquess Samigina
48. King/President Zagan
49. Marquess Orias
50. President Volac
51. Duke Gomory
52. King/Count Decarabia
53. Duke Amduscias
54. Marquess Andras
55. Marquess Andrealphus
56. President Oze
57. Duke Aym
58. Prince Orobas
59. Duke Vapula
60. Marquess Cimeries
61. President Amy
62. Duke Flauros
63. King Balam
64. Duke Alocer
65. Count Saleos
66. Duke Vuall
67. President Haagenti
68. Marquess Phoenix
69. Prince Stolas

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (Liber officiorum spirituum); Johann Weyer, ed. Joseph Peterson; 2000. Available online at Esoteric Archives
  2. ^ A Book of the Office of Spirits; John Porter, Trans. Frederick Hockley, Ed. Colin D. Campbelll; Teitan Press, 2011. p. xiii-xvii
  3. ^ The Goetia of Dr Rudd; Thomas Rudd, Ed. Stephen Skinner & David Rankine; 2007, Golden Hoard Press. p. 14-19, 399.

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