Leonard: According to Collin de Plancy‘s Dictionnaire Infernal, Leonard is the Grand Master of Sabbats and the Inspector General of sorcery, witchcraft, and the black arts. He can take many forms, but generally prefers to take on a humanoid form with goat-like qualities. He is said to have three horns and flaming eyes. He is also reputed to
have a face on his rear end. He presents this to be kissed at the Sabbats. Leonard is listed in Waite’s presentation of the Grand Grimoire, attributed incorrectly to sixteenth-century scholar Johannes Wierus. Leonard is ranked within the top tier of this hierarchy, alongside such distinguished beings as Satan and Beelzebub. He is also accorded the rank of Knight of the Order of the Fly, a distinction allegedly established by Beelzebub. Leonard’s connection with the Witches’ Sabbat arises from the medieval belief that the Devil often presided over these wild nighttime orgies in the form of a goat.
The Dictionary of Demons written by Michelle Belanger.
Edited and revised for the Web by Occult Media, the 22nd of April 2021. We use British English spelling.