Demonographia is a complete collection of the diabolic portraiture designed by Louis Breton for J.A.S. Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal, depicting many of . Louis Breton created a set of 69 illustrations of demons, which were then engraved by M. Jarrault. J.A.S. Collin de Plancy then published the set with brief . Nov 4, Corps of Doom: Demonographia ~ Collin de Plancy II.

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The rabbis claim that, in the interior of the statue of the famous Moloch, god of the Ammonites, one had carefully arranged sevend kinds of cabinets. Among the English, the sailors call the devil, “Old Nick”. He is, according to some demonographers, a great lover demonogaphia justice in hell.

His arms were extended to receive human victims: One could open one for flour, another for turlte doves, a third for a ewe, a fourth for a ram, the fifth for a calf, the sixth for a beef, the seventh for a child. He shows himself at noon when he takes human form. Contributors Emisa Rista Unknown. If they go to the sabbath carried by a goat or a black sheep or by a demon, on their other excursions they generally only travel by riding on a broom-stick.

Luna added it Dec 20, Some of them go to the sabbath flying through the air like Simon the magician and without a mount; but, in France especially, powerful witches, when they carried a child with them to the sabbath, were transported and demonograpia to their domicileby a goat who traveled in the void like a bird.

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Sometimes he resembles a blood hound, or a beef, or a big black bird, or a tree trunk surmounted with a gloomy face. Stolas, high prince of hell, who appears in the form of an owl; when he takes the form of a man and shows himself before the exorcist, he teaches astronomy, and also the properties of plants, and the worth of presious stones. One sees him in the form of a beautiful horse.


Mammon, demon of avarice: It is considered a major work documenting beings, characters, books, deeds and causes which pertain to the manifestations and magic of trafficking with Hell; divinations, occult sciences, grimoires, marvels, errors, prejudices, traditions, folktales, the various superstitions, and generally all manner of marvellous, surprising, mysterious, and supernatural beliefs.

Anonymous June 23, at 4: There are none more famous than the nymphs of the Elbe and the Gaal. Lucifer, name of the spirit who rules over the East, according to the opinion of the magicians.

Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal, depicting many of the demons and dignitaries named in the classic literature of medeival magic and sorcery. He was adored by the Ammonites under the form of a bronze statue seated on a throne of the same metal, having a calf’s head surmonted with a royal crown. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.

Independetly of this good spirit, who is invisible to everyone except the Anguekkok, there are others who, by the intervention of the Anguekkok, teach what one must do or ought to avoid to be happy. This book attempts to provide an account of all the knowledge concerning superstitions and demonology. They wandered around promenaders unceasingly, using a voice known to them and luring them to their caverns, wher they took pleasure intickling them almost to death.

Many articles written in the Dictionnaire Infernal illustrate the author’s vacillation between rationalismfaithand willingness to believe without evidence. If Paymon is evoked with some sacrifice or libation, he can appear accompanied by the two great princes Bebal and Abalam.

Twenty six legions recognize him as their general. The skepticism of Collin de Plancy increasingly subsided over time. It is in his basket that Rahouart carries the soul of the curmudgeon when he is dead.

Marchocias, great marquis of hell. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Also included are a bibliography and large foldout image of a demonic scene.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Collin marked it as to-read May 26, His feet, when he attends the sabbath, are always those of a goose.


This demon could be seen during the last days of important people. Romantismepersee. This article has multiple issues. He worked as a printer and publisher in Plancy-l’Abbaye and Paris.

Legends of the Old Testament, collected apocryphal books, Rabbinical and legendary ones, distinguished carefully from demonographua crowned texts. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He commands thirty legions. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Anonymous December 4, at 3: Anecdotes of the nineteenth century or stories, recent anecdotes, features and little known words, singular adventures, various quotations, compilations and curious pieces, to be used for the history of the customs and the mind of the century in which we live, compared with centuries past.

He is the same as Robezal. To ask other readers questions about Demonographiaplease sign up. But the cards, merely human artifacts, not knowing either the future, nor the present, nor the past, have nothing of the individuality of the person consulting them. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

He executes all the commands that are given to him, when one obliges him to behave immediately, and although he promises to obey the exorcists, he doesn’t always do so. January 28, Plancy-l’AbbayeFrance.

Lucifer commands the Europeans and the Asians. In were added some images that made it famous: In another age, necromancerswould offer him libations and holocausts; they evoked him by means of magic spells that they said were composed by that very wise king, Solomon; this is false, because it was Cham, son of Noah, who first began ppancy evocation of evil spirits.