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In demonology, Raum is a Great Earl of Hell.

Etymology

'Raum' in German means "space, room, chamber"; 'räumen' means to empty, evacuate. See lebensraum, literally "living room" (that is, room for living, not a living room). Other spellings: Raim, Raym, Räum.


Rank

Raum is a Great Earl of Hell with thirty legions of demons under command.


Appearance

Raum is depicted as a crow that changes shape into a man under request of the conjurer.


Powers

Raum steals treasures out of kings' houses, carrying them where he is commanded, and destroys cities and dignities of men (he is said to have great dispraise for dignities). Raum can also tell things past, present and future, and reconcile friends and foes or lovers.


Quotes

Raum, or Raim is a great earle, he is seene as a crowe, but when he putteth on humane shape, at the commandement of the exorcist, he stealeth woonderfullie out of the kings house, and carrieth it whether he is assigned, he destroieth cities, and hath great despite unto dignities, he knoweth things present, past, and to come, and reconcileth freends and foes, he was of the order of thrones, and governeth thirtie legions. Pseudomonarchia daemonum - Johann Wier (1583) (quoted)

Raum seal

The Fortieth Spirit is Raum. He is a Great Earl; and appeareth at first in the Form of a Crow, but after the Command of the Exorcist he putteth on Human Shape. His office is to steal Treasures out King's Houses, and to carry it whither he is commanded, and to destroy Cities and Dignities of Men, and to tell all things, Past and What Is, and what Will Be; and to cause Love between Friends and Foes. He was of the Order of Thrones. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits; and his Seal is this, which wear thou as aforesaid. Goetia - S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted) Raum, Goetia


Art/Fiction

  • The demon Raum is the main character of the book Raum by Carl Sherrell published in 1977.
  • In the comic book Doom Patrol, Raum is a demon who attempts to procure the Throne of Hell (abdicated by Lucifer) by using the souls of those who committed suicide. His underling, Semyaza, used a lute strung with the angel Israfel's heart strings to drive people to suicide. Raum revealed to Robotman that he is in possession of Steele's soul. Raum also appeared in Books of Magic. Raum also appears in the AngeLink Series by Lyda Morehouse in Fallen Host as a punk rock underling of her Euro trash Morningstar.
  • He is a character in the PS2 game Primal, appearing as the Lord of Aetha, the Wraith realm next to his wife, Empusa.
  • Blackbird RAUM, a nihilist-anarchist folk punk band from Santa Cruz, California, is named after the demon.
  • Raum, is a sludge metal band heavily influenced by early 90's grunge with members hailing from both the New Orleans and Mississippi area.
  • Count Raum also appears as a killable "Kindred Demon" in the game: Final Fantasy XI