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

ORIAX, or ORIAS. – The Fifty-ninth Spirit is Oriax, or Orias. He is a Great Marquis, and appeareth in the Form of a Lion,26 riding upon a Horse Mighty and Strong, with a Serpent’s Tail; and he holdeth in his Right Hand two Great Serpents hissing. His Office is to teach the Virtues of the Stars, and to know the Mansions of the Planets, and how to understand their Virtues. He also transformeth Men, and he giveth Dignities, Prelacies, and Confirmation thereof; also Favour with Friends and with Foes.He doth govern 30 Legions of Spirits; and his Seal is this, etc.

Oriax - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 ) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)

Orias is a great marquesse, and is seene as a lion riding on a strong horsse, with a serpents taile, and carrieth in his right hand two great serpents hissing, he knoweth the mansion of planets and perfectlie teacheth the vertues of the starres, he transformeth men, he giveth dignities, prelacies, and confirmations, and also the favour of freends and foes, and hath under him thirtie legions.

Original Text :

Orias Marchio magnus, visitur ut leo, in equo fortissimo equitans, cauda serpentina: in dextera portat duos grandes serpentes etiam exibilantes. Callet planetarum mansiones, and vires sidereas perfecte docet. Transmutat homines: confert dignitates, prælaturas and confirmationes: Item amicorum and hostium favourem. Præsidet legionibus triginta.

Oriax - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy

Original Text :

Orias, dĂ©mon des astrologues et des devins, grand marquis de l’empire infernal. Il se montre sous les traits d’un lion furieux, assis sur un cheval qui a la queue d’un serpent. Il porte dans chaque main une vipère. Il connaĂ®t l’astronomie et enseigne l’astrologie. Il mĂ©tamorphose les hommes,Ă  leur volontĂ©, leur fait obtenir des dignitĂ©s et des titres, et commande trente lĂ©gions.


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