Powers of the first 36 Goetic spirits
Below are the traditional powers of the first 36 Goetic spirits. The full list provides the astrological attributions of each spirit.
Bael appears sometimes as cat, a toad, or a man, and sometimes these forms at once.
He can make someone invisible
Agares is an old man riding upon a crocodile, holding a goshawk on his fist.
Agares stops people moving, forces those who are stationary to move, and brings back runaways. He teaches all Languages or Tongues. He can destroy Dignities both Spiritual and Temporal, and cause Earthquakes.
Vassago has a bulbous head.
Vassago declares the Past and to Come, and to discover all things Hidden or Lost.
Samigina, or Gamigin
Samigina or Gamigin appears as the form of a little horse or ass, then he changes into human form.
Gamigin teaches all Liberal Sciences, and account of Dead Souls that died in sin.
Marbas is a great lion, and then he will change into human form at the request of the Magician.
Marbas answers of things Hidden or Secret. He causes Diseases and cureth them. Again, he bestows Wisdom and Knowledge in Mechanical Arts; and can change men into other shapes.
Valefor appears in the shape of a lion with an ass’s head, bellowing or lowing.
Valefor is a good Familiar, but tempts them he is a familiar of to steal.
Amon is a wolf with a serpent’s tail. Fire vomits out of his mouth. At the command of the Magician he will change into a man with dog’s teeth, or a man with a raven’s head.
Amon tells all Past and to Come. He procures feuds and reconciles controversies between friends.
Barbatos appears with four Kings and troops.
Barbatos gives understanding of the singing of Birds, and the voices of other creatures, such as the barking of Dogs. He breaks the Hidden Treasures open that have been laid by the Enchantments of Magicians. He knows all Past, and to come, and reconciles Friends and those that be in Power.
Paimon is a crowned king upon a dromedary. Before him march a host of spirits playing musical instruments.
Paimon Spirit can teach all Arts and Sciences, and other secrets. He can show you what the Earth is, and what holdeth it up in the Waters; and what Mind is, and where it is; or any other thing thou mayest desire to know. He confers Dignity, and confirms the same. He binds or forces any man subject unto the Magician if he desires it. He gives good Familiars, and such as can teach all arts.
Buer is an archer.
Buer teaches Philosophy, both Moral and Natural, and the logic Art, and the Virtues of all Herbs and Plants. He heals all distempers, and gives good Familiars.
Gusion is a xenopilus (blue headed or strange headed creature)
Gusion tells all, Past, Present, and to Come, and shows the meaning and resolution of all questions you may ask. He conciliates and reconciles friendships, and assigns Honour and Dignity to all.
Sitri appears with a leopard’s head and the wings of a gryphon, but changes into a beautiful woman.
Sitri enflames men with Women’s love, and Women with Men’s love.
Beleth is a great King on a pale horse. with musical instruments playing before him.
Beleth causes all the love that may be, both of Men and of Women, until you have had your desire fulfilled.
Leraje is an archer clad in green, holding a bow and quiver.
Leraje causes war and contests; and putrefies wounds.
Eligos appears as a handsome Knight, carrying a lance, an ensign, and a serpent.
Eligos discovers hidden things, and knows things to come; and of Wars, and how the Soldiers will or shall meet. He causes the Love of Lords and important people.
Zepar is a soldier in armour.
Zepar’s office is to cause Women to love Men, and to bring them together in love. He also makes women barren.
Botis is an ugly viper, then a human form with large teeth, and two horns, carrying a bright and sharp sword in his hand.
Botis tells all Past, and to Come, and reconciles Friends and Foes.
Bathin is a strong man with the tail of a serpent, sitting on a pale coloured horse or ass.
Bathin knows the Virtues of Herbs and Precious Stones, and can transport men suddenly from one country to another.
Sallos is a gallant soldier riding on a crocodile, with a ducal crown on his head.
Sallos causes the Love of Women to Men, and of Men to Women.
Purson is a man with a lion’s face, carrying a cruel viper in hand, and riding upon a bear. Many trumpets sound.
Purson knows all things hidden, and can discover Treasure, and tell all Past, Present, and to Come. He answers truly of all Earthly things both Secret and Divine, and of the Creation of the World. He brings forth good Familiars.
Marax is a bull with a man’s face.
The office of Marax is to make Men very knowing in Astronomy, and all other Liberal Sciences; also he can give good Familiars, and wise, knowing the virtues of Herbs and Stones which be precious.
Ipos is an angel with a lion’s head, a goose’s foot and a hare’s tail.
Ipos knows all Past, Present, and to Come. He inspires men to be witty an bold.
Aim is a man with three heads: a serpent, a man with two stars on his forehead, and a calf. He rides on a viper, carrying a firebrand in his hand, which he uses to set fire.
Aim sets cities and great Places, on fire. He makes you witty in all manner of ways, and gives true answers on private matters.
Naberius is a black crane fluttering about, and speaks with a hoarse voice.
Naberius speaks in all Arts and Sciences, but especially in the Art of Rhetoric. He restores lost Dignities and Honours.
Glasya-Labolas is a dog with gryphon wings.
Glasya-Labolas teaches all Arts and Sciences in an instant, and is an Author of Bloodshed and Manslaughter. He teaches all, Past, and to Come. If desired he causes the love both of Friends and of Foes. He can cause invisibility.
Bune, or Bime
Bune is a dragon with three heads: a dog, a gryphon, and a man. He speaks in a high and comely voice.
Bune changes the Place of the Dead, and causes the Spirits which be under him to gather together upon your Sepulchres. He bestows Riches to a Man, and engender Wisdom and Eloquence. He gives true Answers to Demands.
Ronove appears as a monster.
Ronove teaches the Art of Rhetoric and gives Good Servants, Knowledge of Tongues, and Favours with Friends or Foes.
Berith, Beale, or Beal, and Bofry or Bolfry
Berith is a soldier dressed in red, riding a red horse, and wearing a gold crown.
Berith answers truly on Past, Present,and to Come. He can turn all metals into Gold. He can confer Dignities, and can confirm them unto Man.
Astaroth is an angel riding a beast or a dragon, carrying a viper in her right hand.
Astaroth answers true of Past, Present, and to Come, and can discover all Secrets. She will declare wittingly how the Spirits fell, if desired, and the reason of her own fall. She can make men wonderfully knowing in all Liberal Sciences.
Forneus is a huge sea monster.
Forneus teaches wonderfully knowing in the Art of Rhetoric. He causes men to have a Good Name, and to have the knowledge and understanding of Tongues. He causes one to be beloved of his Foes as well as of his Friends.
Foras is a strong man.
Foras gives the understanding to Men how they may know the Virtues of all Herbs and Precious Stones. He teaches the Arts of Logic and Ethics in all their parts. If desired he makes men invisible, and to live long, and to be eloquent. He can discover Treasures and recover things Lost.
Asmoday appears with three heads. First a bull, second a man, and third a ram. He has the tail of a serpent, webbed feet, and flames issue from his mouth.
Asmoday bestows the Ring of Virtues; he teaches the Arts of Arithmetic, Astronomy, Geometry, and all handicrafts absolutely. He gives true and full answers unto thy demands. He makes one Invincible. He shows the place where Treasures lie, and guards it.
Gaap is a guide before four Kings.
The Office of Gaap is to engender men Insensible or Ignorant; as also in Philosophy to make them Knowing, and in all the Liberal Sciences. He can cause Love or Hatred, also he can teach you to consecrate objects. He can deliver Familiars out of the Custody of other Magicians, and answers truly and perfectly of Past, Present, and to Come. He can carry and re-carry men very speedily from one Kingdom to another, at the Will and Pleasure of the Exorcist.
Furfur is a hart with a fiery tail.
Furfur will wittingly urge Love between Man and Woman. He can raise Lightnings and Thunders, Blasts, and Tempestuous Storms. And he furnishes True Answers both of Secret and Divine, if commanded.
Marchosias is a wolf or ox with gryphon’s wings, and a serpent’s tail, vomiting fire from his mouth. He later appears as a man.
Marchosias is a strong fighter, and his chief is Solomon.
Stolas appears as a mighty raven, then as a man.
Stolas teaches the Art of Astronomy, and the Virtues of Herbs and Precious Stones.