SPIRITS OF SOLOMON

The Spirits of Solomon are seventy-two Demons or Djinncaptured by the legendary King Solomon, who imprisoned them in a brass vessel and cast it into the sea. The vessel was discovered by Babylonians, who believed it contained a great treasure. When they broke open the vessel, the Demons and their legions were set free, and they returned to their home. One exception was Belial, who entered an image and delivered oracles in exchange for sacrifices and divine honours.

The Lemegeton, or Lesser Key of Solomon, is a grimoire that gives instructions for the evocation of the 72 spirits. They are also known as the Spirits of the Brazen Vessel and the False Monarchy of Demons. Combined, the spirits accomplish “all abominations.”

THE 72 SPIRITS ARE :

Agares - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
The Demon Agares is a Fallen Angel and the second of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Prior to his fall, ...
Aim / Haborym - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
The Demon Aim ( or Haborym ) is a Fallen Angel and 23rd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. In ...
Alloces - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Alloces ( Allocen, Allocer ) is a Fallen Angel and 52nd ...
AMDUSIAS – AMDUSCIAS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Amdusias is a Fallen Angel and 67th of the 72 Spirits ...
AMON
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Amon is a Fallen Angel and the seventh of the 72 ...
Amy - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Amy is a Fallen Angel and 58th of the 72 Spirits ...
ANDRAS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Andras is a Fallen Angel and 63rd of the 72 Spirits ...
Andrealphus - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE Andrealphus is a Fallen Angel and 65th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon ...
ANDROMALIUS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Andromalius is a Fallen Angel and 72nd of the 72 Spirits ...
ASMODEUS - ASMODAY - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE Asmodeus (Aeshma, Ashmedai, Ashmodai, Asmoday, Asmodius, Hasmoday, Sydonay) The Demon of lust, the ...
ASTAROTH
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE A male Demon who evolved from the ancient Phoenician mother goddess of fertility,Astarte ...
Baal - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
The Demon Baal is an agricultural and fertility deity of Canaan turned into a Fallen Angel and a Demon. Many ...
BALAM
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Balam (Balan) is a former member of the angelic order of ...
BARBATOS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE Barbatos is a Fallen Angel and eighth of the 72 Spirits of Solomon ...
BATHIN
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HEREFrom “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L ...
Byleth - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The demon Beleth ( Bileth, Bilet, Byleth ) is a Fallen Angel and ...
BELIAL
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE Belial is one of the most important and evil Demons, who is deceptively ...
BERITH
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Berith is a Fallen Angel. Berith appears as a man wearing ...
BIFRONS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Bifrons is a Fallen Angel and the 46th of the 72 ...
Botis - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Botis (Otis) is a Fallen Angel and 17th of the 72 ...
BUER
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Buer is a Fallen Angel and the 10th of the 72 ...
BUNE
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Bune is a Fallen Angel and 26th of the 72 Spirits ...
CAYM – CAMIO
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Caim (Caym, Camio) is a Fallen Angel and 52nd of the ...
CIMEJES – CIMERIES
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE Cimeries is a Fallen Angel and 66th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon ...
DANTALION
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Dantalion is a Fallen Angel and 71st of the 72 Spirits ...
DECARABIA
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Decarabia (Carabia) is a Fallen Angel and 69th of the 72 ...
ELIGOS – ELIGOR – ABIGOR
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Abigor ( Eligos ) is a Demon who is a grand ...
Focalor – Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Focalor is a fallen Angel and the 41st of the 72 ...
FORAS – FORCAS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Forcas is a Fallen Angel and 31st of the 72 Spirits ...
Forneus - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Forneus is a Fallen Angel and 30th of the 72 Spirits ...
Furcas - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Furcas is a Fallen Angel and 50th of the 72 Spirits ...
FURFUR
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Furfur is a Fallen Angel and 34th of the 72 Spirits ...
Gaap - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Gaap is a Fallen Angel and 33rd of the 72 Spirits ...
GAMIGIN
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Gamigin ( Samigina ) is a Fallen Angel and fourth of ...
GLASYA-LABOLAS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Glasya Labolas ( Caacrinolaas, Caassimola, Glasyalabolas ) is a Fallen Angel ...
GREMORY
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Gremory (Gomory)is a Fallen Angel and 56th of the 72 Spirits ...
GUSION
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Gusion is a Fallen Angel and eleventh of the 72 Spirits ...
HAAGENTI
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE Haagenti is a Fallen Angel and 48th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon ...
HALPHAS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Halphas is a Fallen Angel and 38th of the 72 Spirits ...
HAURES
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Haures (Hauras, Haurus, Havres, Flauros) is a Fallen Angel and the ...
IPOS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE Ipos is a Fallen Angel and 22nd of the 72 Spirits of Solomon ...
Leraje - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Leraje (Leraie, Lerayou, Oray) is a Fallen Angel and 14th of ...
Malphas - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The demon Malphas (Malpas) is a Fallen Angel and 39th of the 72 ...
Marax - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Marax (Foraii, Forfax) is a Fallen Angel and 21st of the ...
MARBAS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Marbas (Barbas) is a Fallen Angel and fifth of the 72 ...
Marchosias - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Marchosias is a Fallen Angel and 35th of the 72 Spirits ...
MURMUR
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Murmur is a Fallen Angel and 54th of the 72 Spirits ...
NABERIUS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Naberius ( Cerberus) is a Fallen Angel and 24th of the ...
ORIAX
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by ...
Orobas - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Orobas is a Fallen Angel and 55th of the 72 Spirits ...
Ose - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Ose is a Fallen Angel and 57th of the 72 Spirits ...
PAIMON
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE Paimon is a Fallen Angel and ninth of the 72 Spirits of Solomon ...
PHENEX
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Phoenix (also seen as Phenix, Pheynix) is a Fallen Angel and ...
PROCEL
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE Procel (Crocell, Pucel) Fallen Angel and 49th of the 72 Spirits of Solomon ...
PURSON
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HEREThe Demon Purson (Curson) is a Fallen Angel and 20th of the 72 Spirits ...
Raum - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Raum is a Fallen Angel and 40th of the 72 Spirits ...
Ronove - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE Ronove (Roneve, Ronobe) is a Fallen Angel and 27th of the 72 Spirits ...
Sabnock - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Sabnock is a Fallen Angel and 43rd of the 72 Spirits ...
SALLOS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Sallos ( also Zaebos ) is a Fallen Angel and 19th ...
SEERE
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by ...
Shax - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Shax (Chax, Scox) is a Fallen Angel and 44th of the ...
SITRI
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Sitri is a Fallen Angel and 12th of the 72 Spirits ...
STOLAS
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Stolas ( Solas ) is a Fallen Angel and 36th of ...
UVALL
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Uvall is a Fallen Angel and 47th of the 72 Spirits ...
VALAC
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by ...
VALEFOR
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Valefor (Malaphar, Malephar) is a Fallen Angel and sixth of the ...
VAPULA
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Vapula is a Fallen Angel and 60th of the 72 Spirits ...
VASSAGO
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Vassago is a Fallen Angel and third of the 72 Spirits ...
VEPAR
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Vepar is a Fallen Angel and 42nd of the 72 Spirits ...
Vine - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Vine is a Fallen Angel and 45th of the 72 Spirits ...
ZAGAN
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Zagan is a Fallen Angel and 61st of the 72 Spirits ...
Zepar - Demon and Spirit of Solomon
WANT TO LEARN BLACK MAGICK? CLICK HERE The Demon Zepar is a Fallen Angel and 16th of the 72 Spirits ...

Solomon’s Seventy-Two Spirits

Ancient folklore describes how Solomon commanded Djinn. One legend describes how he sealed seventy-two particularly recalcitrant spirits in a brass vessel and flung it into the sea. The goal was to isolate these spirits and to prevent them from doing harm. Various sequel legends describe how the spirits were eventually liberated.

In medieval Europe, the legend evolved further: Solomon sealed these seventy-two dangerous spirits inside a brazen vessel so they were always available to labour for him. Medieval magicians cast themselves in the role of Solomon and sought to command and compel these seventy-two spirits.

Spirits identified as being among the seventy-two are the subject of the various books of the Lemegeton and other grimoires. Many of them are clearly distortions of ancient Pagan deities—like “Marquis” Ammon, “Duke” Ashtaroth, or King Baal, now redefined as Demons. It is not always clear whether these distortions were deliberate, whether the authors were unfamiliar with the original spirits, or whether the spirits did indeed manifest in hostile fashion. Information is written from the perspective of Christian magicians who sought to command dangerous spirits but did not love or respect them (or at least did not wish to appear to love and respect them).

Many spirits reclassified as Demons were originally very beloved; their original devotees would be shocked and dismayed at their portrayal. In some cases, as with Ashtaroth (formerly known as Astarte), even the original gender has been changed. Ranks given the spirits (marquis, duke, count, knight) are European and may not have existed in the spirits’ original home or heyday. It is probably fair to assume that all seventy-two spirits are victims of such distortions. Those who would like to attempt to command them will find lots of instruction in the Lesser Key of Solomon and other grimoires.

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.
The 72 Spirits of Solomon

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