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All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
Monster of the Week: The Demon Buer
Behold the demon Buer, described in Johann Weyer’s 1563 grimoire “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” as the great president of Hell.
For the capable sorcerer, Buer serves as an otherworldly mentor in natural philosophy, moral philosophy, logic and herbalism. He cures all manner of disease, provides potent familiars to his followers and commands more than 50 infernal legions.
As far as extra-dimensional malign entities go, that’s a pretty strong resume. Yet even more remarkable than Buer’s powers is his form, especially as captured by 19th century French painter Louis Le Breton. The demon appears as a sardonic lion’s head encircled by five goat’s legs — as fine an emblem of otherworldly chaos ever committed to the printed page.
Now you might suggest that such a maddening form defies natural-world explanations. Demonic entities can appear however they wish, and the Buer we see above is likely more symbolism than anything else: bestial movement and might warped into the form of a five-armed swastika.
But the natural world is more demonic than you think…
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