Amdusias; Source of Unicorn Myth
By James Donahue
source of the old fable about unicorns, or one-horned horses, may have been discovered in the evocation of the Goetia Spirit
This spirit appeared as a holographic projection of a horned
horse. Not only this, but he arrived amidst the sound of blaring horns and there were bright colored lights flashing around
The evocation was described as follows: “Three bright
orange lights appear above projecting an image of what seems to be a mythical creature known as a unicorn. The tone is received
in the form of what sounds like music or an organized pattern of musical notes. Blue and red grids of light appear above and
below the image of Amdusias."
Goetia historian Collin de Plancy wrote: "His true form is
as a unicorn, but appears as human form when summoned. He will give concerts if commanded, and is accompanied by the sound
of trumpets and other musical instruments."
magician Johann Wier described Amduscias as a duke in command of 29 legions of demons. Wier said this spirit is surrounded
by music and can bring forth all musical instruments. He also has the peculiar ability to cause trees to bend.
This is the sixty-seventh spirit in the Goetia list.