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Furfur; A Flying Deer With Burning Tail

By James Donahue

We have all heard the fictional Christmas story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, but who ever heard of a flying deer with a fiery red tail? Was the Rudolph fable a recollection of something from the subconscious?

The old magicians who knew the Goetia Spirits certainly would recognize this image. He is a spirit with the strange name of Furfur.

Collin de Plancy wrote that "Furfur is a count of hell who rules 26 legions. He appears as an angel or a stag with a flaming tail."

The interesting thing about this spirit is that it is supposed to be able to bring storms and control the weather.

Seagate adds that "Furfur can raise thunder and lightning and cause great storms to form. He also is able to influence men and women to make love and participate in perversions by the sound of his voice."

If they are right, this demon can cause a bit of mischief.

This demon is a liar unless kept under strict control. It is said that the way to do this is to force it to ener a magic triangle. Once in the triangle it appears in human form as a beautiful woman with blonde hair, blue eyes and white wings. One might think of her an an angel, but don't be fooled.

While in the triangle, Furfur answers questions truthfully. She is said to be outgoing and speaks in a raspy voice, which doesn't seem fitting for the lovely woman she appears to be.

Some believe this demon's name is a corruption of "Furcifer," the Latin word for "scoundrel."

One other thing. Furfur has a passion for battle and attempts to inspire this in her followers. She will stir humans to war whenever possible.

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