Barbatos; A Skeletal Figure With Green Emerald
By James Donahue
described as the hunter in green clothing, a crafty friend to any magician able to raise him, Barbatos, the Seventh Goetia
Spirit, is obviously the stuff legends and old stories are made of.
great duke among the demons is briefly described as a hunter who appears with four noble kings and their armies at his side.
The kings are blowing horns in celebration of Barbatos' arrival. It is said this demon can talk to animals, open magically
protected treasures, tell of past things, predict the future, and be of good council to those in power.
like a fine fellow.
in a more recent evocation, Barbatos appeared as a skeletal figure, wearing a wide brimmed and very tall pointed hat. His
eyes were hidden under the brim of the hat, which was tilted forward. A long flowing robe hung down from the right shoulder
hiding that arm. His left skeletal arm held a giant green emerald, nearly half the size of the body of this entity
seemed odd that his sigil, shown at the bottom of the page, resembles a tombstone. We sense that Barbatos represents
death rather than life.
the years Barbatos has been known by numerous other names, including Barginiel, Barbas, Marbas, Brumiel and Lerajie. The story
that he wears green may be confused with the large green emerald he shows.
story that Barbatos can find treasures may be connected with the valuable stone in his possession.
message may be quite simple; that in our quest to worship the god of contemporary society, money, we threaten to destroy
and his 30 legions of spirits under his command also are said to have the ability to solve problems and bring people together.