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In demonology, Marax is a Great Earl and President of Hell.

Etymology

From Latin 'morax', that delays, that stops. Other spellings: Foraii, Morax.


Rank

Marax is a Great Earl and President of Hell, having thirty-six (thirty-two other authors) legions of demons under his command.


Appearance

Marax is depicted as a big bull with the face of a man.


Powers

Marax teaches Astronomy and all other liberal sciences, and gives good and wise familiars that know the virtues of all herbs and precious stones.


Quotes

Morax, alias Foraii, a great earle and a president, he is seene like a bull, and if he take unto him a mans face, he maketh men wonderfull cunning in astronomie, & in all the liberall sciences: he giveth good familiars and wise, knowing the power & vertue of hearbs and stones which are pretious, and ruleth thirtie six legions. - Pseudomonarchia daemonum - Johann Wier (1583)

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Marax seal

The Twenty-first Spirit is Marax. He is a Great Earl and President. He appeareth like a great Bull with a Man's face. His office 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. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, which must be made and worn as aforesaid, etc. - Goetia - S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904)