In Hell, Vine is a king and earl. He appears either as a monster or as a lion seated on a black horse, holding a viper. When commanded, he assumes human form.
Vine discerns hidden things, reveals witches, and knows the past, present, and future. Upon command, he will build towers, demolish walls, and make seas stormy. He governs 35 Legions of Demons.
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers
VINE. – The Forty-fifth Spirit is Vine, or Vinea. He is a Great King, and an Earl; and appeareth in the Form of a Lion,20 riding upon a Black Horse, and bearing a Viper in his hand. His Office is to discover Things Hidden, Witches, Wizards, and Things Present, Past, and to Come.
He, at the command of the Exorcist will build Towers, overthrow Great Stone Walls, and make the Waters rough with Storms. He governeth 36 Legions of Spirits. And his Seal is this, which wear thou, as aforesaid, etc.
From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 ) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)
Vine is a great king and an earle, he showeth himselfe as a lion, riding on a blacke horsse, and carrieth a viper in his hand, he gladlie buildeth large towres, he throweth downe stone walles, and maketh waters rough. At the commandement of the exorcist he answereth of things hidden, of witches, and of things present, past, and to come.
Original Text : Vine magnus Rex and Comes: se ostentat ut leo in equo nigro insidens, portansque viperam in manu. Amplas turres libenter ædificat: Lapideas domus extruit, rivos reddit turgidos: Ad exorcistæ mandatum respondet de occultis, maleficis, præsentibus, præteritis and futuris.
From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy
Original Text : Vine, grand roi et comte de la cour infernale.Il se montre furieux comme un lion; un chevalnoir lui sert de monture.Il tient une vipère à lamain, bâtit des maisons, enfle les rivières etconnaît le passe. Dix-neuf légions lui obeissent.