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The 72 Spirits of Solomon
The Spirits of Solomon are seventy-two Demons or Djinncaptured by the legendary King Solomon, who imprisoned them in a brass vessel and cast it into the sea. The vessel was discovered by Babylonians, who believed it contained a great treasure. When they broke open the vessel, the Demons and their legions were set free, and they returned to their home. One exception was Belial, who entered an image and delivered oracles in exchange for sacrifices and divine honors.

The Lemegeton, or Lesser Key of Solomon, is a grimoire that gives instructions for the evocation of the 72 spirits. They are also known as the Spirits of the Brazen Vessel and the False Monarchy of Demons. Combined, the spirits accomplish “all abominations.”

THE 72 SPIRITS ARE :

Agares
The Demon Agares is a Fallen Angel and the second of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Prior to his fall, ...
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Aim – Haborym
The Demon Aim ( or Haborym ) is a Fallen Angel and 23rd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. In ...
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Alloces
The Demon Alloces ( Allocen, Allocer ) is a Fallen Angel and 52nd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. A ...
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Amdusias - Amduscias
The Demon Amdusias is aFallen Angel and 67th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Amduscias is a great duke of ...
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Amon
The Demon Amon is a Fallen Angel and the seventh of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. In Hell, Amon is ...
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Amy
The Demon Amy is aFallen Angel and 58th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Prior to his fall, Amy was ...
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Andras - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
The Demon Andras is a Fallen Angel and 63rd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Andras is a great marquis ...
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Andrealphus
Andrealphus is a Fallen Angel and 65th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Andrealphus is a mighty marquis, who rules ...
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Andromalius
The Demon Andromalius is a Fallen Angel and 72nd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Andromalius is a great earl ...
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Asmodeus – Asmoday
Asmodeus (Aeshma, Ashmedai, Ashmodai, Asmoday, Asmodius, Hasmoday, Sydonay) The Demon of lust, the third of the Seven Deadly Sins, and ...
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Astaroth
A male Demon who evolved from the ancient Phoenician mother goddess of fertility,Astarte or Ashtoreth. Astaroth is also a Fallen ...
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Bael
The Demon Baal (Bael, Baell) is an agricultural and fertility deity of Canaan turned into a Fallen Angel and a ...
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Balam
The Demon Balam (Balan) is a former member of the angelic order of dominions and now one of the Fallen ...
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Barbatos - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
The Demon Barbatos is a Fallen Angel and eighth of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Formerly a member of the ...
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Bathin
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers The 18th spirit is ...
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Beleth
The Demon Beleth ( Bileth, Bilet, Byleth ) is a Fallen Angel and 13th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon ...
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Belial
Belial is one of the most important and evil Demons, who is deceptively beautiful in appearance and soft in voice, ...
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Berith
The Demon Berith is a Fallen Angel. Berith appears as a man wearing a soldier’s uniform and a golden crown ...
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Bifrons
The Demon Bifrons is a Fallen Angel and the 46th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. The earl Bifrons has ...
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Botis
The Demon Botis (Otis) is a Fallen Angel and 17th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. As a great president ...
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Buer
The Demon Buer is a Fallen Angel and the 10th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Buer is a president ...
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Bune
The Demon Bune is a Fallen Angel and 26th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Bune is a duke with ...
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Caym - Camio
The Demon Caim (Caym, Camio) is a Fallen Angel and 52nd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Prior to his ...
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Cimejes - Cimeries
Cimeries is a Fallen Angel and 66th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Cimeries rules 20 Legions of Demons as ...
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Dantalion
The Demon Dantalion is a Fallen Angel and 71st of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Dantalion is a mighty duke ...
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Decarabia
The Demon Decarabia (Carabia) is a Fallen Angel and 69th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Decarabia is a marquis ...
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Eligos - Eligor– Abigor
The Demon Abigor ( Eligos ) is a Demon who is a grand duke in Hell. Abigor appears as a ...
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Focalor
The Demon Focalor is aFallen Angel and the 41st of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Prior to his fall, Focalor ...
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Foras – Forcas
The Demon Forcas is a Fallen Angel and 31st of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Forcas is a president who ...
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Forneus
The Demon Forneus is a Fallen Angel and 30th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Forneus is a marquis of ...
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Furcas
The Demon Furcas is a Fallen Angel and 50th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Furcas is a knight who ...
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Furfur
The Demon Furfur is a Fallen Angel and 34th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Furfur is an earl with ...
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Gaap
The Demon Gaap is a Fallen Angel and 33rd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Once a member of the ...
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Gamigin
The Demon Gamigin ( Samigina ) is a Fallen Angel and fourth of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. In Hell, ...
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Glasya-Labolas
The Demon Glasya Labolas ( Caacrinolaas, Caassimola, Glasyalabolas ) is a Fallen Angel and 25th of the 72 Spirits of ...
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Gremory
The Demon Gremory (Gomory)is a Fallen Angel and 56th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Gremory is a powerful duke ...
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Gusion
The Demon Gusion is a Fallen Angel and eleventh of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. In Hell, Gusion is a ...
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Haagenti
Haagenti is a Fallen Angel and 48th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Hagenti is a president who rules 33 ...
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Halphas
The Demon Halphas is a Fallen Angel and 38th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. In Hell, Halphas is an ...
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Haures
The Demon Haures (Hauras, Haurus, Havres, Flauros) is a Fallen Angel and the 64th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon ...
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Ipos
Ipos is a Fallen Angel and 22nd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Ipos is an earl and prince who ...
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Leraje
The Demon Leraje (Leraie, Lerayou, Oray) is a Fallen Angel and 14th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Leraje is ...
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Malphas
The demon Malphas (Malpas) is a Fallen Angel and 39th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Malphas is a powerful ...
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Marax
The Demon Marax (Foraii, Forfax) is a Fallen Angel and 21st of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Marax is an ...
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Marbas
The Demon Marbas (Barbas) is a Fallen Angel and fifth of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Marbas is a president ...
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Marchosias
The Demon Marchosias is a Fallen Angel and 35th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Marchosias is a marquis ruling ...
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Murmur
The Demon Murmur is a Fallen Angel and 54th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Murmur is a duke and ...
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Naberius
The Demon Naberius ( Cerberus) is a Fallen Angel and 24th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Naberius is a ...
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Oriax
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers ORIAX, or ORIAS. - ...
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Orobas
The Demon Orobas is a Fallen Angel and 55th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Orobas is a prince in ...
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Ose
The Demon Ose is a Fallen Angel and 57th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Ose is a president in ...
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Paimon
Paimon is a Fallen Angel and ninth of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Prior to his fall, Paimon was in ...
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Phenex
The Demon Phoenix (also seen as Phenix, Pheynix) is a Fallen Angel and the 37th of the 72 Spirits of ...
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Procel
Procel (Crocell, Pucel) Fallen Angel and 49th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Procel is a duke who appears in ...
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Purson
The Demon Purson (Curson) is a Fallen Angel and 20th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Purson once was in ...
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Raum
The Demon Raum is a Fallen Angel and 40th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Raum is an earl who ...
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Ronove
Ronove (Roneve, Ronobe) is a Fallen Angel and 27th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Ronobe is an earl and ...
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Sabnock
The Demon Sabnock is a Fallen Angel and 43rd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Sabnock is a marquis who ...
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Sallos
The Demon Sallos ( also Zaebos ) is a Fallen Angel and 19th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Sallos ...
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Seere
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers SEERE, SEAR, or SEIR ...
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Shax
The Demon Shax (Chax, Scox) is a Fallen Angel and 44th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Shax is a ...
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Sitri
The Demon Sitri is a Fallen Angel and 12th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Sitri is a great prince ...
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Stolas
The Demon Stolas ( Solas ) is a Fallen Angel and 36th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Stolas is ...
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Uvall
The Demon Uvall is aFallen Angel and 47th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Once a member of the angelic ...
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Valac
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers From the "Pseudomonarchia Daemonum" ...
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Valefor
The Demon Valefor (Malaphar, Malephar) is a Fallen Angel and sixth of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Valefor is a ...
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Vapula
The Demon Vapula is a Fallen Angel and 60th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. In Hell, Vapula is a ...
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Vassago
The Demon Vassago is a Fallen Angel and third of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Vassago is a prince who ...
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Vepar
The Demon Vepar is a Fallen Angel and 42nd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. In Hell, Vepar is a ...
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Vine
The Demon Vine is a Fallen Angel and 45th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. In Hell, Vine is a ...
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Zagan
The Demon Zagan is a Fallen Angel and 61st of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Zagan is a president and ...
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Zepar
The Demon Zepar is a Fallen Angel and 16th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Zepar is a duke who ...
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Solomon’s Seventy-Two Spirits

Ancient folklore describes how Solomon commanded Djinn. One legend describes how he sealed seventy-two particularly recalcitrant spirits in a brass vessel and flung it into the sea. The goal was to isolate these spirits and to prevent them from doing harm. Various sequel legends describe how the spirits were eventually liberated.

In medieval Europe, the legend evolved further: Solomon sealed these seventy-two dangerous spirits inside a brazen vessel so they were always available to labor for him. Medieval magicians cast themselves in the role of Solomon and sought to command and compel these seventy-two spirits.

Spirits identified as being among the seventy-two are the subject of the various books of the Lemegeton and other grimoires. Many of them are clearly distortions of ancient Pagan deities—like “Marquis” Ammon, “Duke” Ashtaroth, or King Baal, now redefined as Demons. It is not always clear whether these distortions were deliberate, whether the authors were unfamiliar with the original spirits, or whether the spirits did indeed manifest in hostile fashion. Information is written from the perspective of Christian magicians who sought to command dangerous spirits but did not love or respect them (or at least did not wish to appear to love and respect them).

Many spirits reclassified as Demons were originally very beloved; their original devoteeswould be shocked and dismayed at their portrayal. In some cases, as with Ashtaroth (formerly known as Astarte), even the original gender has been changed. Ranks given the spirits (marquis, duke, count, knight) are European and may not have existed in the spirits’ original home or heyday. It is probably fair to assume that all seventy-two spirits are victims of such distortions. Those who would like to attempt to command them will find lots of instruction in the Lesser Key of Solomon and other grimoires.

Judika Illes
From the Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by :Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.