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Surgat (Latin: Surgat, lit.'Rise') is a minor demon mentioned in The Grimoire of Pope Honorius,[1] The Secrets of Solomon and the Grimorium Verum. He is listed as "Surgat who opens all locks." His angel opposite is Aquiel.[2]

In fiction[edit]

In Harlan Ellison's 1981 short story "Grail", Surgat is an important character, unlocking some of the barriers in the protagonist's path but at a terrible price.[3]

He is also a character or mentioned in:

  • Anything for Jackson (film) - (2020)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Grimoire of Honorius at the Internet Archive
  2. ^ "Surgat". Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  3. ^ Harlan Ellison (1 September 1982). "Grail". Stalking the nightmare. Phantasia Press. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-0-932096-16-6. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  4. ^ Clayton Rawson (22 May 2012). Death from a Top Hat. Road. pp. 105–. ISBN 978-1-4532-5686-2.
  5. ^ "Planetary Stories: 2005 - Vol 1 No 2". Retrieved 3 February 2018.

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