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In demonology, Andras is a Great Marquis (a Prince to other authors) of Hell.

from Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal

Alternatively named Andra-inanyas.


Rank

Andras has under his command thirty legions of demons whose only directive is to hunt and kill men. He is seconded by his henchman Flauros. He is the 63rd of the 72 spirits of Solomon.


Appearance

Andras appears with a winged angel’s body and the head of an owl or raven, riding upon a strong black wolf and wielding a sharp and bright sword.


Powers

Andras was responsible for sowing discord and for this reason was allegedly summoned quite often by military leaders, to use his abilities to incite wars that last for decades, redefining peoples and continents. In addition, due to the subtle nature of his work, Andras was supposedly extremely difficult to detect. Moreover Andras was considered to be a highly dangerous demon, who could kill the conjuring magician and his assistants if precautions were not taken. A misstep outside the magical protective circle could mean instant death for the conjuretors.


Quotes

Andras' seal

Andras is a great marquesse, and is seene in an angels shape with a head like a blacke night raven, riding upon a blacke and a verie strong woolfe, flourishing with a sharpe sword in his hand, he can kill the maister, the servant, and all assistants, he is author of discords, and ruleth thirtie legions. Pseudomonarchia daemonum - Johann Wier (1583)

The Sixty-third Spirit is Andras. He is a Great Marquis, appearing in the Form of an Angel with a Head like a Black Night Raven, riding upon a strong Black Wolf, and having a Sharp and Bright Sword flourished aloft in his hand. His Office is to sow Discords. If the Exorcist have not a care, he will slay both him and his fellows. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and this is his Seal, etc. Goetia - S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904)


Popular Culture

  • Andras appears as a minor enemy near the beginning of Castlevania's Portrait of Ruin. He resembles a winged man with a raven's head, riding on a wolf and brandishing a fiery sword. He can either stab downwards with the sword or have his steed breathe fireballs.
  • Andras is listed in a sample of a Satanic incantation in the song "Symphony for the Devil" by the band PIG.
  • Andras appears in Alan Moore's comic book series Promethea where he is summoned with the demon Marchosias by the magician Benny Solomon to put a hit out on the title character. Promethea defeats Andras and Marchosias in a fight at a nightclub. Later, Benny Solomon summons Andras again when he calls on the entire Ars Goetia to kill Promethea. True to the description given above, during his brief incarnation in the series Andras attempts to lure Benny Solomon out (and is rebuffed) and also seduces a taxi driver into suicide (the cabbie had molested his granddaughter, and Andras hands him a pistol and tells him "you know what to do"). Moore depicts Andras as given above - an angelic body topped by an owl's head, riding a black wolf and wielding a fiery sword.
  • The music label Andras Klang. Owned by the band a ferret named polo.
  • Andras appeared in an episode of Charmed, in which he magnified the anger of the three Haliwell sisters, ultimately provoking them to use their powers against each other.