Valefar

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In demonology, Valefar (also Valefor, Malaphar, Malephar, Valafar[1]) is a Duke of Hell.[2] He tempts people to steal and is in charge of a good relationship among thieves. Valefar is considered a good familiar by his associates "till they are caught in the trap".[3] He commands ten legions of demons.[4]

He is represented as a lion with the head of a man, or as a lion with the head of a donkey.[4]

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  1. ^ Bane, Theresa (2012). Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 322. ISBN 978-0-7864-8894-0. OCLC 774276733. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  2. ^ Waite, Arthur Edward (1913), The Book of Ceremonial Magic, Chapter IV: "The Mysteries of Goëtic Theurgy according to the Lesser Key of Solomon the King: Demons: I. (Baal) to IX. (Paimon)", p. 197 at sacred-texts.com
  3. ^ Waite (1913), The Book of Ceremonial Magic, footnote #7
  4. ^ a b Mathers, S. L. MacGregor; Crowley, Aleister (Editors - 1904), The Lesser Key of Solomon, "Goetia: Shemhamphorash", p. 23, at sacred-texts.com

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