This is the last one where I’ll be looking at demon descriptions, but I have a few other things I found in the book I’d at least like to touch on in future posts. Once I’m done with all of this, I intend to bring the disparate sources together into a single demonology, more “authentic” in its underlying content, but with some art and ideas of my own as well.
Unless I’m mistaken: “Lambes magnus rex et preses apparet insimilitudine mulierum : loquitur suave prestat amorem tam hominum quam mulierum :
si exorcista volvent omnes homines ad amorem fuum povocare faciat imaginem auctam en cum vicinus fronte snibatur amor amore vincitur , et precipiat : ut consacret dando sibi talem virtutem , ut omnes utrius q3 sexua homines accedatur in amorem exorcista qui nullus presumat contra eum in alium farere ad tuum presignant . et habet sub se 19 legiones :–”
Best attempt, degenerates into extreme nonsense: Lambes, great king and president, appears in the likeness of a woman, speaks pleasantly, gives love of both men and women. When the exorcist turns all men who have love povocare? make picture subsequently and with close front fribatur? love is overcome by love, and commanded, or hallowing him with such power, or all / both genders of people allows in love for the exorcist, no presuming against him in another of nothing with your noteworthy. And has under him 19 legions.
Hilarious aside: google translate says “prestat amorem tam hominum quam mulierum” means “I should love both men and women” – word to the wise MFers. Go bi or go home.
Another stab at transcription: “Torcha magnus marchio , et dux fortis apparet in similitudinem Grifonis : cum a?ut suscipit formam humanam loquitur rauca voce dupliciter : Ep?ot per ipsum omnes volucres ligare , et omnia volatilia que sunt supra terram , et in aere : qui si exorcista sapiens fint? unam avem ex ere faciet , et ipsam consecrari faciet sibi talem virtutem dando qui omnes aves liget sub voluntate exor : ita qui omnes aves coadimet in illa perte ubi est avis illa profita fuit? : et emittent dulciter cantus suos , et sint mansuete et humane voluntati obedientes in omnibus . Nota qui exorcista potest con ea omnes aves exprere f3 qui sibi p Lacuerit . Dat n dignitates exor. et illas confirmat:–”
Best effort, I got my ass kicked: Torcha, great marquis and strong duke, appears in likeness of a griffon. With another human form, speaks in a rough duplicitous voice (or two voices?). By him all flying creatures can be bound, and all fowl which are over the earth and in air. If the wise exorcist makes a bird of copper and consecrates it, he gives himself the power to have all birds bound willingly under him. Ita qui omnes aves coadimet in illa perte ubi est avis illa profita fuit? …and produces sweet songs, and without mansuete? and kindness willingly obeys in all. Note who exorcist can with this/it all birds exprere? f3 who/which himself p lacuerit. Gives dignities and confirms them. …This one makes me want to take a long nap.
It’s the last guy in the book! “Triplex fuie complex magnus dux et marchio Apparet insimilitudinem angeli pulchri : et est humilis et fidelus omnibus mandatis exorciste , et est ideo triplex : quia per en? possunt omnia triplinter ligari , et ideo potentior est alus . Ideo possunt ligari volucres bestie , serpentes , Basilisii , et dracones in puteis et internis : et facit ad voluntatem exorciste , reges , magnates , principes , et minores ad voluntatem : super tronum sedere coronam hns? auream que consecretur a predicto preside ad tempustale . et ponatur in aula regis , ut in camera et habet sub
se sua portate · 43 · legiones , et fuit de ordine principatus :– Amen :–”
Triplex ? complex great duke and marquis appears in likeness of a sexy angel, and is humble and faithful to all of the exorcist’s commands, and is therefore Triplex. Because per en? they can all three be bound, and therefore strong are others (?). Therefore they can bind flying creatures beasts serpents basilisks and dragons in pits and inside (?). And at the will of the exorcist, makes kings, great princes, and servants subject to his will. On thrones set crowns hns? of gold, which is to be consecrated on this president with such a time. And on thrones are set crowns and places in a king’s court or room, and has beneath him carrying 43 legions, and is of the order of Principalities. Amen. (You can say that again!)
This is another one confirmed with an entry in The Book of Oberon, which really makes me wonder what books the author of that grimoire was looking at. Enjoy the weird dipshit version of Triplex… Friblex!: “42. Friblex a greate duke & a marques, & appeareth like an Aungell, he is both meeke & trewe,& that in all commaundements, of the Maister, & therfore he is called Friplex, & is the moremighty & hath under him 6 legions.”
In celebration of this milestone, have a marginalia weirdo: