Berith Rides A Red Horse
Berith is among the elegant Goetia Spirits. Although he holds the rank of duke, he appears kingly, dressed in
red, always wearing a golden crown, and riding on a red horse.
The old wizards saw him this way at least. They said he was to them, a coarse, bearded warrior.
Aaron C. Donahue's drawing of Berith, during a private remote viewing session, shows Berith as yet another alien riding around in a red space ship rather
than a horse.
The beard is gone, but Berith certainly looks the part of royalty. He is wearing a red robe, with a decorative
white collar. And there is, indeed, a golden crown on his head.
This 28th Spirit has a history of human worship. He has gone by many names, including Beale, Beal, Bofry, and
Bolfry. He also was known by some cultures as Beroth, Pallas and may even been the demon known as Diana.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers wrote that Berith has many talents. He said this spirit "gives true answers, knows of
past, present, and future events, can turn all metals to gold and can give dignities. Berith is also known as a great liar
and is not to be trusted."
Strange that a spirit that "gives true answers" also is called a "great liar" who can not be trusted. But that
is a description as written by one of the few people who ever attempted to put information about the Goetia Spirits into words.