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Card Trivia:Beast King Barbaros

  • This monster is based after Barbas (also spelled Marbas). In demonology, Barbas is a demon described in the Ars Goetia, first section of King Solomon's grimoirea. He is described there as the Great President of Hell, and governs thirty-six legions of demons. He answers truly on hidden or secret things, causes and heals diseases, teaches mechanical arts, and changes men into other shapes. He is depicted as a great lion that, under the conjurer's request, changes shape into a man.
  • The name "Barbas" also comes from the Latin "barba", beard, hellebore (a plant used in witchcraft, especially to invoke demons), and also a male name.