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72 Demons of the Goetia

Illustrations from the Qabalah Qliphoth and Goetic Magick by Thomas-KarlssonĀ 

Each of the 72 demons in the “Ars Goetia” is said to have unique attributes, abilities, and powers. These demons are often depicted as both helpful and malevolent demons, and practitioners of Goetia would invoke them for various purposes, including seeking knowledge, power, wealth, or protection. The demons in Goetia are considered to be part of a hierarchy and have their own sigils and descriptions.

The Goetic demons are the 72 infernal spirits listed in the Ars Goetia section of the Lesser Key of Solomon. They are alternately called “demons” or “spirits,” depending on the translation and the source of the text.

The demons are ranked according the the Hierarchy of Hell as Kings, Dukes, Princes, Marquises, Earls, Presidents, and a single Knight. Each demon is generally accorded a number, based on when the demon was summoned by King Solomon to be put to work building his temple. Although some versions of the Ars Goetia do not provide the origin story of the demons, all versions do follow the same basic numbering system. Some versions alter the ranking of each demon, but generally, they are consistent across all versions. ” – From Occult Live Read More