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In demonology, Valefor is a Duke of Hell.

Other spellings: Malaphar, Malephar, Valafar, Valefar.


Rank

Valefor is a Duke of Hell with ten legions of demons under command.


Powers

Valefor tempts people to steal and is in charge of a good relationship among thieves, but later he brings them to the gallows. Valefar is considered a good familiar by his associates until they get caught and hanged.


Appearance

Valefor is represented as a lion with the head of a man, or as a lion with the head of a donkey.


Quotes

Valefar, alias Malephar [Malaphar], is a strong duke, comming foorth in the shape of a lion, and the head of a theefe [or "barking"], he is verie familiar with them to whom he maketh himself acquainted, till he hath brought them to the gallowes, and ruleth ten legions. Pseudomonarchia daemonum - Johann Wier (1583)

Valefor seal

The Sixth Spirit is Valefor. He is a mighty Duke, and appeareth in the shape of a Lion with an Ass's Head, bellowing. He is a good Familiar, but tempteth them he is a familiar of to steal. He governeth 10 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which is to be worn, whether thou wilt have him for a Familiar, or not. Goetia - S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904)


Art/Fiction

  • Valefor appears as an aeon in the videogame Final Fantasy X as a harpy/cockatrice creature.
  • Valefor is the name of the enchanted butler of Crackpot Hall in the novel Flora Segunda.
  • Valefor is also one of the major Demon Princes in the role playing game In Nomine, the Prince of Theft, specifically.
  • Valefor is a crest in the videogame Shadow Hearts: Covenant
  • Valefor is the name of a Shura God (Kishin, literally meaning "Machine God") in Super Robot Wars Compact 3 and Super Robot Wars Original Generations.