Orobas – The Demon Of All Knowledge
By James Donahue
It seems odd that Orobas, the all-knowing demon often summoned by occultists for his ability to help gain personal
wealth and power, should make his appearance as a crippled horse.
Known as the fifth-fifth Spirit of the Goetia, Orobas holds the rank of prince and supposedly has twenty legions of
demons under his command. While he appears at first as a horse, it is said that he can change into the form of a man at the
The reason Orobas is popular among kings and money brokers is that Orobas supposedly has knowledge of all things past,
present and future. When summoned, it is said he is faithful to the conjurer and gives true answers to questions about anything
asked of him.
It is said that many of the most powerful and evil politicians, kings and rulers of the world have sold their souls
directly to Orobas. In exchange he leads them to the wealth and power they seek. He also leads military commanders to victory
in the battlefield.
With a demon like that in your corner it is easy to understand how a person might gain great wealth and power during
a single lifetime. Some refer to him as Lucifer’s oracle.
While Orobas is considered a powerful demon with the ability to kill anyone that attempts to trick or deceive him,
he is probably among the safest of the Goetia Spirits to be dealt with because they say he deals fairly and faithfully to
all that deal the same way with him. If you keep this demon in your pocket, you never want to cross him. The only thing you
lose in this relationship is your soul.
There is a story among demonologists that Orobas was among the demons that joined Lucifer during the great angelic
rebellion in heaven. As the story is told, Orobas and his legions were driven from heaven by the archangel Michael. Before
he could flee, Michael charged Orobas, cut off his wings and speared him in the gut with a holy lance. When he appears, the
scar from that wound still can be seen in the belly of the figure of the horse.