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from Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal

In demonology, Orobas is a powerful Great Prince of Hell.


Etymology

The name could come from Latin 'orobias', a type of incense.


Rank

Orobas is a powerful Great Prince of Hell having twenty legions of demons under his control.


Appearance

Orobas is depicted as a horse that changes into a man under the conjurer's request.


Powers

Orobas supposedly gives true answers of things past, present and to come, divinity, and the creation of the world; he also confers dignities and prelacies, and the favour of friends and foes. Orobas is faithful to the conjurer, does not permit that any spirit tempts him, and never deceives anyone.


Quotes

Orobas is a great prince, he commeth foorth like a horsse, but when he putteth on him a mans idol, he talketh of divine vertue, he giveth true answers of things present, past, and to come, and of the divinitie, and of the creation, he deceiveth none, nor suffereth anie to be tempted, he giveth dignities and prelacies, and the favour of freends and foes, and hath rule over twentie legions. Pseudomonarchia daemonum - Johann Wier (1583)

Orobas seal

The Fifty-fifth Spirit is Orobas. He is a great and Mighty Prince, appearing at first like a Horse; but after the command of the Exorcist he putteth on the Image of a Man. His Office is to discover all things Past, Present, and to Come; also to give Dignities, and Prelacies, and the Favour of Friends and of Foes. He giveth True Answers of Divinity, and of the Creation of the World. He is very faithful unto the Exorcist, and will not suffer him to be tempted of any Spirit. He governeth 20 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, etc. Goetia - S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904)


Art/Fiction

  • Orobas is Monster in My Pocket #78.
  • Orobas appears in the PS2 game Persona 3 as one of the protagonist's usable Persona and is classified under the Magician arcana; Orobas' pose in the game is jokingly regarded as a dance move by the characters in an online Persona 3 comic.
  • Orobas appears in Shadow Hearts: Covenant as one of the main enemies as well as a crest that gives the user magical abilities. in this form, however, he is portrayed as "the lord of warps and distortions", and appears as a lord with a giant prawn tail instead of legs, and weilds a large sword.


References

  • Goetia - S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904)
  • Pseudomonarchia daemonum - Johann Wier (1583)
  • Dictionnaire Infernal - Collin de Plancy (1863)