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An Earl of Hell and ancient Goetic demon. Often depicted as a man with a cow head, he had been revered and worshipped throughout the ancient world under many names: Moloch, Minotaurus, Hathor, Surabhi...
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Morax is the 21st demonic spirit of the Ars Goetia and a great count and president of Hell.

Overview

He is a great earl and a president (and sometimes a great count) and appears as a great bull with a man's face. But he is capable of taking the shape of a woman dressed in the style of traditional ancient Egyptian nobility. He is a Day Demon and governs 36 legions of spirits. Some believe this demon to be the Egyptian goddess Maat or the monster Minotaur.

According to the Grand Grimoire, he is a direct subordinate of Sargatanas.

Appearance

He is shown as a man with the head of a bull. But he is capable of taking the shape of a woman dressed in the style of traditional ancient Egyptian nobility. The female form has jet-black hair with bangs, and tan skin, with an ancient Egyptian type of hair style along with having large white angel-like wings and is very tall.

Personality

He is very respected even among his fellow demons.

Power and Abilities

His office is to make man knowledgeable in astronomy and all other liberal sciences. He can bestow wise familiars and knows the virtues of herbs and precious stones along with their magickal uses.

History

Myth and Legends

Some believe this demon to be the Egyptian goddess Maat. Maat was the goddess of justice and was married to Thoth, the god of wisdom. Both of these deities were involved in the ancient practice of weighing the heart of the dead, to ensure that the light of heart were allowed into the great beyond.

It is believed the Morax's appearance in that form has inspired the ancient Egyptians to revere him as the deity. And later, it was said that the Minotaur itself was inspired by his bull-like form.

Quotes

You humans often blame us... But it was none other than humans who perfected the art of slaughter! Have you no response?
Morax to some humans.

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Trivia

  • Morax may be derived from the Latin word mora ("duration of time, delay").
  • He may have some connection with the demon Moloch.
  • It has been proposed that Morax is related to the Minotaur which Dante sees in Hell within the Divine Comedy.
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