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Pazuzu (๐’€ญ๐’…†๐’Š’๐’ช๐’ช) is the ancient Mesopotamian king of wind demons. He’s responsible for storms, drought, famine, and locusts. Though evil himself, Pazuzu is invoked on amulets to drive away other evil spirits, like the malicious goddess Lamashtu. He’s also the spirit that supposedly possessed Regan in the film, The Exorcist. Image: World Imaging/PHGCOM on Wikimedia Commons

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In an Indian folktale, a Bodhisatta, known as the Prince of the Five Weapons, meets a demon, known as The Demon with Matted Hair, in a forest. Before it could devour him, the prince defeats the demon with discourse and reason, and turns him benevolent. Image: John Batten, 1892

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The Monster of Krakow first appeared in Histoires Prodigieuses by Pierre Boaistuau, 1559. Four hours after its birth, the demonic beast reportedly uttered “Watch, the Lord cometh” and died. Source: Wellcome Collection

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Barong is the benevolent king of the spirits in Balinese mythology, and the enemy of Rangda, the demon queen. In Bali, each region of the island has its own version of Barong modeled after different animals, including a lion, pig, and tiger. Image: an edit of work by Beeyan on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

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Purson is a Grand King of hell. He governs 22 legions of lesser demons that are comprised of spirits affiliated with the Order of Virtues and the Order of Thrones. He gives magicians good familiars, can help reveal treasure, and teaches knowledge of the occult and the creation of the universe. From Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863.

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Valac or Volac is a fallen angel and 62nd of the 72 spirits of Solomon. Heโ€™ll tell you where to find hidden treasures and can safely reveal and deliver serpents for magicians. Heโ€™s a president in charge of 30 legions of infernal spirits. From Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863. โ €

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Muraโ€™ash is a jinn king who rules the Jann, a primitive type of jinn that are thought to be harmless. According to One Thousand and One Nights, he is as big as a mountain and has four heads: a lion, an elephant, a panther and a lynx. From The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. โ €

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