Furcas

Furcas

The Demon Furcas is a Fallen Angel and 50th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon.
Furcas is a knight who commands 20 Legions of Demons. He appears as a cruel man with a long beard and hairy head, riding a pale horse and carrying a sharp weapon. He teaches rhetoric, philosophy, logic, astronomy, chiromancy (divination of the hands), and pyromancy (divination with fire).

Furcas - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers

FURCAS. – The Fiftieth Spirit is Furcas. He is a Knight, and appeareth in the Form of a Cruel Old Man with a long Beard and a hoary Head, riding upon a pale-coloured Horse, with a Sharp Weapon in his hand. His Office is to teachthe Arts of Philosophy, Astrology, Rhetoric, Logic, Cheiromancy, and Pyromancy, in all their parts, and perfectly. He hath under his Power 20Legions of Spirits. His Seal, or Mark, is thus made, etc.

Furcas - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 )written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)

Furcas is a knight and commeth foorth in the similitude of a cruell man, with a long beard and a hoarie head, he sitteth on a pale horsse, carrieng in his hand a sharpe weapon, he perfectlie teacheth practike philosophie, rhetorike, logike, astronomie, chiromancie, pyromancie, and their parts: there obeie him twentie legions.

Furcas - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy

Forcas/ Forras/ Furcas is a knight and high president of hell controlling 29 legions ofDemons. He appears as a man with a long beard and white hair, rides a horse, and carries a pointed dart. He teaches the virtues of herbs and precious stones, logic, esthetics, chiromancy, pyromancy, and rhetoric. He can make one invisible, ingenious, and articulate. He also can find lost things and discover treasures.

Original Text : Forcas, Forras ou Furcas, chevalier, grandprésident des enfers ; il apparaît sous la formed’un homme vigoureux, avec une longue barbeet des cheveux blancs ; il est monté sur un grand cheval et tient un dard aigu. Il connaît les vertusdes herbes et des pierres précieuses; il enseignela logique, l’esthétique, la chiromancie, la pyromancieet la rhétorique. Il rend l’homme invisible,ingénieux et beau parleur. Il fait retrouverles choses perdues ; il découvre les trésors, et ila sous ses ordres vingt-neuf légions de démons.

Furcas as depicted in Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863 edition.
Furcas as depicted in Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal, 1863 edition.


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