Spirits of Solomon
   Seventy-two DEMONs or DJINN captured 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 honors.
   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, in the order they were commanded into the brazen vessel (see individual entries):
   Bael Glasyalabolas Perocel
   Agares Bune Fureas
   Vassago Ronove Balam
   Gamagin Berith Alloces
   Marbas Astaroth Caim
   Valefor Forneus Murmur
   Amon Foras Orobas
   Barbatos Asmoday Gemory
   Paimon Gaap Ose
   Buer Furfur Amy
   Gusion Marchosias Orias
   Sitri Stolas Vapula
   Beleth Phoenix Zagan
   Lerayou Halpas Valac
   Eligor Malpas Andras
   Zepar Raum Flauros
   Botis Focalor Andrealphus
   Bathin Vepar Cimeies
   Saleos Sabnack Amduscias
   Purson Shax Belial
   Morax Vine Decarabia
   Ipos Bifrons Seere
   Aim Vual Dantalion
   Naberius Haagenti Andromalius
   FURTHER READING:
   - Waite, Arthur Edward. The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. 1899. Reprint, York Beach, Me.: Samuel Weiser, 1972.

Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology. . 2009.

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