Demons and Jinn

Barbatos is one of the 72 Spirits of Solomon with the titles of count, earl, and possibly duke. He rules over 30 legions of lesser demons. He has an entourage of troops, and even 4 kings, who accompany him. He can teach the language of animals (dogs, birds, cattle), and find hidden enchanted treasure. Before he fell from heaven, he was a part of the angelic Order of Virtues. Image: Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863⠀

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Balam is the 51st demon in the Goetia and a king who commands 40 legions. He rides a bear and is described as having three heads (bull, man, ram), a serpents tail instead of legs, and flames for eyes. This description differs from his depiction in the Dictionnaire Infernal below.⠀

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Nymgarraman is a demon of disease, and one of the servants of the demon king Bilet. He can inflict fever and trembling, and is usually called by conjurers for revenge.⠀
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A dybbuk is a malicious spirit from Jewish Mythology that enters people and clings on to their soul. They’re believed to be the lost souls of dead people who were not put to rest properly or committed a grave sin. Like demons, they can be exorcised. Image: Ephraim Moshe Lilien⠀

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Shax (or Chax) is a dark marquis of hell. He’s known for stealing horses and gold from kings, turning folks deaf and dumb, and revealing hidden things. Conjurers should be wary of receiving familiars from him, as they may share his wicked deceptive nature. Image: Dictionnaire Infernal ⠀

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Ronove is a Great Earl and Marquis of Hell who commands twenty legions of demons, and harvests the souls of old, dying humans and animals. He teaches art, rhetoric, and foreign languages, and can help win the favor of friends and enemies. Image: Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863⠀

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Hammu Qaiyu (or Hammou Ukaiou) is the male counterpart to Aicha Kandicha, and some say her husband. Like her, his identity and origin is debated; he may be a powerful afrit-type jinn, a fallen regional god, or a nobleman. He attacks women traveling alone, particularly if they’re menstruating.⠀

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Six animal headed jinn snapping their fingers. If any one knows the significance of this let me know, as I couldn’t find anything special about finger snapping in Islamic tradition. From Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing, 1283⠀

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Ribesal (or Rubezal, Ruberzah) is a regional demon who rules the Krkonoše mountains in the Czech Republic. He can take any form, and sometimes poses as an old lady seeking help, to test travelers. He’s also known to cause storms and snow fall. Image: Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863⠀

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