Louis Breton created a set of 69 illustrations of demons, which were then engraved by M. Jarrault. J.A.S. Collin de Plancy then published the set with brief . Demonographia is a complete collection of the diabolic portraiture designed by Louis Breton for J.A.S. Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal, depicting many of . Nov 4, Corps of Doom: Demonographia ~ Collin de Plancy I.
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Lechics, demons of the woods, a kind of satyr amonng the Russians who gave him a human bodyfrom the waist up with the horns, ears, and beard of a she-goat; and, from the waist down, the form of a goat. When they marched in the fields, they shrank themselves to the height of the grass; but when they ran in the forests, they grew to the size of the tallest trees.
Their cries were frightful. They wandered around promenaders unceasingly, using a voice known to them and luring them to their caverns, wher they took pleasure intickling them almost to death. Leonard, demon of the first order, grand master of the sabbaths, chief of the subaltern demons, inspector general of sorcery, black magic, and witches. Witches adore him by kissing this lower face while holding a green candle in their hand.
Sometimes he resembles a blood hound, or a beef, or a big black bird, or a tree trunk surmounted with a gloomy face. His feet, when he attends the sabbath, are always those of a goose. Meanwhile, experts who have seen the devil at the sabbath observe that he has no feet at all when he takes the form of a tree trunk and in other extraordinary circumstances.
Leonard is taciturn and melancholic; but at all the assemblies of witches and devils where he is obliged to appear,he shows himself to advantage and makes use of a superb graveness. Lucifer, name of the spirit who rules over the East, according to the opinion of the magicians. Lucifer was envoked on Monday in the middle of a circle in which was his name. He was content with a mouse or venison-bit as the price of his compliance. He was often taken for the king of hell, and, according to several demonomaniacs, he is superior to Satan.
One says that he is perfectly facetious, and that one of his tricks is to pull witches off the brooms they were riding on to the sabbath and give them a ride pn his shoulders; this was attested to by the witches of Moira, is Sweden, in These same witches have affirmed that they had seen at the sabbath the same Lucifer in a gray habit, with blue arms and red culottes decorated with ribbons.
Lucifer commands the Europeans and the Asians. He would appear with the form and face of a beautiful young child.
When he is angry, his face is enflamed, but it is nothing monstrous. He is, according to some demonographers, a great lover of justice in hell. He is envoked first in the litanies of the sabbath. Malphas, grand-president of hell, who appears in the form of a raven. When he shows himself in a human form, the sound of his voice is raucous; he builds citadels and impregnable towers, overthrows the enemies’ ramparts, finds good workers, gives familiars, receives sacrifices planct deceives the sacrificers; forty legions obey him.
Demonographia: The Fountainhead of Diabolic Portraiture
Mammon, demon of avarice: Marchocias, great marquis of hell. He shows himself demonoyraphia the guise of a ferocious she-wolf, with the wings of a griffin and a serpent’s tail; under this gracious aspect the marquis vomits flames. When he takes human form, one believes that he sees a grand soldier. He demonlgraphia exorcists and the domination of angels and commands thirty legions. Moloch, prince of the land of tears, member of the infernal council.
He was adored by the Ammonites under the form of a bronze statue seated on a throne of the same metal, having a calf’s head surmonted with a royal crown.
His arms were extended to receive human victims: In Milton, Moloch is a frightful and terrible demon covered with mother’s tears and children’s blood. The rabbis claim that, in the interior of collinn statue of the famous Moloch, god of the Ammonites, one had carefully arranged sevend kinds of cabinets.
One could open one for flour, another for turlte doves, a third for a ewe, a fourth for a ram, the fifth for a calf, the sixth for a beef, the seventh for a child.
It is this which has given plae to confounding Moloch with Mithras and his seven mysterious gates with the seven chambers.
When one wished to sacrifice children to Moloch, one lit a large fire in the interior of this statue. But in order that one could not hear the plaintive cries, his priests beat loudly on drums and other instruments around the idol.
Names of Demons from Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal
Mychale, magician who drew down the Moon by the strength of her spells. She was the mother of the two famous Lapiths, Broteas and Orion. According to Scandinavian mythology, principal source of all popular beliefs of Germany and England, Odin takes the name of Nickar or Anickar when he acts as a destroyer or evil genie. Under this name and in the form of a kelpie, devil-horse of the scots, he frequents the lakes and the rivers of the Scandinavia, where he raises tempests, hurricanes and hailstorms.
He is on the Isle of Rugen, in the midst of a somber lake, when its waters are troubled and whose banks are covered by thick woods, It is there that he likes to torment the fishermen and upset their demonograpphia and throw them dsmonographia almost to the tops of the highest fir trees.
From the Scandinavian Nickar are descended the mermen and the merwomen, the nixiesof the Teutons. There are none more famous than the nymphs of the Elbe and the Gaal. Before the establishment of Christianity, the Saxons who lived around these two rivers adored a feminine divinity, whose tmple was in the city of Magdebourg or Megdeburch city of the young ladyand who has inspired ever since a certain fear as the naiad of the Elbe.
She would appear at Magdebuorg, where she would go for a walk with a basket under her arm: Among the English, the sailors call the devil, “Old Nick”. Nybbas, demon of an inferior order, high upper-gallery of plancu infernal court. He has also the management of visions and dreams. One treats him with little enough respect, regarding him as a buffoon and charlatan.
Orobas, high prince of plqncy somber empire. One sees him in the form of a beautiful horse. When he appears in the form of a man, he speaks of the divine essence. Consulted, he gives responses on the past, the present, and the future. He discovers falsehood, grants favors and help, reconciles enemies, and has twenty enemies under his orders.
Paymon, one of the kings of hell. If he shows himself to the exorcists, it is in the form of a man riding a dromedary, crowned with a diadem encircled with precious stones, with the face of a woman. Two hundred legions, demonograpgia from the order of the Angels, half from the order of the Powers, obey him. If Paymon is evoked with some sacrifice or libation, he can appear accompanied by the two great princes Bebal and Abalam. Picollus, demon revered by the ancient inhabitantsof Prussia, who consecrated to him the head of a dead man and burned a tallow in his honor.
This demon could be seen during the last days of important people. If one did not appease him at first, he would present himself a second time; and when one gave him the pain of appearing a third time, he could only be mollified by the effusion of demonovraphia blood.
When Picollus was happy, one could hear him laughing in his temple; because he had a temple. Pruflas or Busas, high prince and grand duke of the infernal empire. He shall reign in Babylon; and there he has the head of an owl. He incites discord, fans the flames of war and quarrels and reduces gentle folk to poverty; he responds profusely to all that is asked of him; he has twenty six legions under his orders.
Rahouart, demon who we know not. In Morality, about the evil and atingy rich, printed at Rouen, undated by Durzel, and played out to the endof the fifteenth century, SAtan has the demon Rahouart for a companion. It is in his basket that Rahouart carries the soul of the curmudgeon when he is dead.
Ribesal, specter whom the people of Silesia place in residence at the summit of the Risembeg. In their minds, it is he who suddenly covers this mountain with clouds and who sxcites tempests. He is the same as Robezal. Ronwe, marquis and count of hell, who appears in the form of a monster; he gives his addepts knowledge of languages add the goodwill of the whole world.
Nineteen hellish cohorts are under his orders. Scox or Chax, duke and high marquis of hell. He has a raucous voice, a spirit carried away be falsehood; he presents himself in the form of a stork. He steals the silver in houses he possesses and returns it only at the end of twelve hundred years, if everything is still in order.
He carries off horses. He executes all the commands that are given to him, when one obliges him to behave immediately, and although he promises to obey the exorcists, he doesn’t always do so.
He lies, if he i snot in a triangle; if, on the other hand, he is closely confined, he speaks the truth on supernatural matters. He points out hidden treasures which are not guarded by evil spirits.
He commands thirty legions. Stolas, high prince of hell, plany appears in the form of an owl; when he takes the form of a man and shows himself before the exorcist, he teaches astronomy, and also the properties of plants, and the worth coollin presious stones. Twenty six legions recognize him as their general. Tap or Gaap, high president and high prince of hell. He shows himself at noon when he takes human form. He commands four of the principal kings of the infernal empire.
He is as powerful as Byleth. In another age, necromancerswould offer him libations and holocausts; they evoked him by means of magic spells that they said were composed by that very wise king, Solomon; this is false, because it was Cham, son of Noah, who first began the evocation of evil spirits. He was made to serve Byleth and compose an art in his name, and a book which is appreciated demonoyraphia by mathematicians.
One cites another book attributed to the prophets Eli and Elijah, with which Gaap is conjured by the virtue of the saints’ names of God contained in the Key of Solomon.
If some poancy know the art of Byleth, Gaap or Tap will npot be abble to support the presence of said exorcists. Gaap or Tap colllin the passion of love and hatred.
He has an empire over the demons submissive to the power of Amaymon. He transports very promptly men in different countries who wish to cross the abyss.
He commands sixty legions. The Greenlanders make neither prayer nor sacrifice nor practice any rite; they believe only in the existence of some supernatural beings.
The chief and the most powerful of these demonogaphia is Torngarsuk, who is invoked especially by fishermen, and whom they represent sometimes in the form of a bear, sometimes in the form of an one-armed man, and sometimes as a grand human creature at most like one of the fingers of the hand.
It is before this divinity collin the Anguekkoks their medicine men demonographiaa obliged to yield to lpancy councel when a Greenlander planfy ill.