The Demon Sallos ( also Zaebos ) is a Fallen Angel and 19th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Sallos is a duke who appears as a gallant soldier wearing a duke’s crown and riding on a crocodile.
He promotes love between men and women and speaks authoritatively about the creation of the world. He governs 30 Legions of Demons.
From Demonologia ( October 2003 )
The Demon is also known as Saleos. About him is written in the Lemegeton :
“he is a great and Mighty Duke; and appeareth in forme of a Gallant Soldier Riding on a Crocadile with Dukes Crowne on his head Peacibly; He causeth the Love of women to men; and men to women; and Governeth 30 Legions of Spirits;”
(Sloane 2731).Mathers reproduced this text for his edition of the Goetia, but the description in Scot is oddly truncated. It reads only”Saleos is a great earle, he appeareth as a gallant soldier, riding on a crocodile, and weareth a dukes crowne, peaceable, etc.”
(Scot, Discoverie of Witchcraft, page 225)
Collin de Plancy has given Sallos a somewhat Teutonic look with his full beard, shortspear and horned helmet. When a Demon appears riding a specific animal, he may be assumed to have some symbolic link with the beast. The crocodile is a southern predator, and is connected with elemental Water. This would lend Sallos a mingled fiery and watery quality, and in the absence of any other indicators to the contrary,would place him in the south.
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers
SALLOS. – The Nineteenth Spirit is Sallos (or Saleos). He is a Great and Mighty Duke, and appeareth in the form of a gallant
Soldier riding on a Crocodile, with a Ducal Crown on his head, but peaceably. He causeth the Love of Women to Men, and of Men to Women; and governeth 30 Legions of Spirits.
His Seal is this, etc.
From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 ) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)
Saleos [Zaleos] is a great earle, he appeareth as a gallant [handsome] soldier, riding on a crocodile, and weareth a dukes crowne, peaceable, andc.
Original Text: Zaleos magnus Comes: apparet ut miles pulcherrimus in crocodilo equitans, and ducali ornatus corona, pacificus, andc.
From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy
Zaebos is grand-count of Hell and sweet of character. He appears as a good soldier with a ducal crown on his head and rides a crocodile.
Original Text : Zaebos, grand comte dés enfers. Il a la figure d'un beau soldat monté sur un crocodile; sa tête est ornée d'une couronne ducale. Il est doux de caractère.
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