Demonographia is a complete collection of the diabolic portraiture designed by Louis Breton for J.A.S. Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal, depicting many of . Louis Breton created a set of 69 illustrations of demons, which were then engraved by M. Jarrault. J.A.S. Collin de Plancy then published the set with brief . Nov 4, Corps of Doom: Demonographia ~ Collin de Plancy II.

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One treats him with little enough respect, regarding him as a buffoon and charlatan. Godfrey de Bouillonchronicles and legends of the time of the first two Crusades, — Influenced by VoltaireCollin de Plancy initially did not believe in superstition.

This article possibly contains inappropriate or misinterpreted citations that do not verify the text. He has a raucous colllin, a spirit carried away be falsehood; he presents himself in the form of a stork.

Each Anguekkok has in a leathern bottle a familiar spitir, whom he invokes and consults like an oracle. This collection was never collin published in its entirety, and the publlisher felt that seeing these images in the proper context would help students of demonology ‘flesh out’ their ideas of what the descriptions given in works like The Goetia intended.

Orobas, high prince of the somber empire. In his best known work, Dictionnaire Infernalwas published. In their minds, it is he who suddenly demonographiz this mountain with clouds and who sxcites tempests. Lucifer commands the Europeans and the Asians. In Milton, Moloch is a frightful and terrible demon covered demonogrzphia mother’s tears and children’s blood.


The skepticism of Collin de Plancy increasingly subsided over time. Each illustration is reproduced line for line.

Demonographia: The Fountainhead of Diabolic Portraiture

This book attempts to provide an account of all the knowledge concerning superstitions and demonology. Anonymous June 23, at 4: Before the establishment of Christianity, the Saxons who lived around these two rivers adored a feminine divinity, whose tmple was in the city of Magdebourg or Megdeburch city of the young ladyand who has inspired ever since a certain fear as the naiad of the Elbe. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

They wandered around promenaders unceasingly, using a voice known to them and luring them to their caverns, wher they took pleasure intickling them almost to death.

Jacques Collin de Plancy

All the catalogues made herebefore are only the fruit of a more or less disordered imagination. Under this name and in the form of a kelpie, devil-horse of the scots, he frequents the lakes and the rivers of the Scandinavia, where he raises tempests, hurricanes and hailstorms.

If Paymon is evoked with some sacrifice or libation, he can appear accompanied by the two great princes Bebal and Abalam. Two hundred legions, half from the order of the Angels, half from the order of the Powers, obey him. Legends of the Old Testament, collected apocryphal books, Cllin and legendary ones, distinguished carefully from the crowned texts.

Chris Jones rated it it was amazing Feb 01, This influence is most clearly seen in the sixth and final edition of the book, which is decorated with many engravings and seeks to affirm the existence of the demons. When Satan and his angels revolted against god, Xaphan joined the malcontents, and he was well received because he had an inventive spirit.


Collin de Plancy followed the tradition of many previous demonologists of cataloguing demons by name and title of nobility, as it happened with grimoires like Pseudomonarchia Daemonumand The Lesser Key of Solomon among others.

This demon could be seen during the last days of important people.

Jacques Collin de Plancy – Wikipedia

Paymon, one of the kings of hell. Refresh and try again. Ribesal, specter whom the people of Silesia place in residence at the summit of the Risembeg. Nybbas, demon of an inferior order, high upper-gallery of the infernal court.

Lists with This Book. Legends dmonographia the other world, to serve as a history of Paradise, Purgatory and Hell, with some drafts of characters unconcerned with their soul. Posted by Emisa Rista at 3: One sees him in the form of a beautiful horse.

Thirty legions obey him. Also included are a bibliography and large foldout image of a demonic scene. The original descriptions have been traslated from the French and are included as an appendix to the gallery of illustrations.