The demon Sabnock is a Fallen Angel and 43rd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Sabnock is a marquis who appears as an armed soldier with a lion’s head, riding on a pale horse. He builds and fortifies towers, camps, and cities. Upon command, he torments people with wounds and maggot-filled putrid sores. He also gives good familiars at the command of an Exorcist. He rules 50 Legions of demons.
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by Samuel MacGregor Liddell Mathers
SABNOCK. – The Forty-third Spirit, as King Solomon commanded them into the Vessel of Brass, is called Sabnock, or Savnok. He is a Marquis, Mighty, Great and Strong, appearing in the Form of an Armed Soldier with a Lion’s Head, riding on a pale-coloured horse. His office is to build high Towers, Castles and Cities, and-to furnish them with Armour, etc. Also he can afflict
Men for many days with Wounds and with Sores rotten and full of Worms. He giveth Good Familiars at the request of the Exorcist. He commandeth 50 Legions of Spirits; and his Seal is this.
From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 ) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)
Sabnacke [Sabnac], alias Salmac, is a great marquesse and a strong, he commeth foorth as an armed soldier with a lions head, sitting on a pale horsse, he dooth marvelouslie change mans forme and favor, he buildeth high towres full of weapons, and also castels and cities; he inflicteth men thirtie daies with wounds both rotten and full of maggots, at the exorcists commandement, he provideth good familiars, and hath dominion over fiftie legions.
Original Text: Sabnac, alias Salmac, Marchio magnus and fortis: prodit ut miles armatus, capite leonis, in pallido equo infidens. Hominis formam transmutat mire: Turres magnas armis plenas ædificat, item castra and civitates. Triginta dies ex mandato exorcistæ homini vulnera putrida and verminantia infligit. Familiares conciliat bonos: dominium exercens quinquaginta legionum.
From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy
Original Text : Sabnac ou Sàlmac, grand marquis infernal, démon des fortifications. Il a la forme d’un soldat armé, avec une tête de lion. Il est monté sur un cheval hideux. Il métamorphose les hommes en pierres, et bâtit des tours avec une adresse surprenante. Il a sous ses ordres cinquante légions.
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