Alternate names: Zephar
Element: Earth; Air
Color: Green; Black
Gematria: 287; 288
Date: Autumn Equinox; June 6-10; Aug 23-Sep 1
Zodiac: Virgo 1-10; Gemini 15-19
Tarot: 8 of Discs/Pentacles; 9 of Swords
Attributions: Hazel, Copper, Sandlewood, Mandrake, Black Mustard
Above: Zepar Artwork for Pathworking
Zepar is the Goetic Grand Duke who imparts fertility and mental self-transformation. He’s connected to planet Venus and the element of earth. He begets seduction, sexual perversion, love, pederasty, and affection. He can engender both one night stands and fruitful relationships, and it is said that he can return lost lovers.
One grimoire stated that Zepar could ‘change the shape’ of a target until she is enamoured with “her beloved.” Another grimoire stated that he could ‘change the shape’ of a target until her beloved can enjoy her. I am unsure of how to interpret this.
Zephar imparts fertility and the lack thereof. This includes mental fertility– creativity. He makes a man resourceful, innovative. Furthermore, he can help in works of songwriting and other artistic endeavors. In addition to this, Zepar can render one barren.
Zepar is one of the Black Gods of Alchemy– specifically the mental aspects. The dissolution of the ego. Getting rid of phobias, and breaking down disadvantageous patterns of thought.
Legend says that he drives humanity into infernal pleasures and/or madness. If you told your psychiatrist that you summoned demons, you would be called mad. Zepar is good for reducing the normalcy bias which weakens the success of so many magickians. In addition to this, he rules shapeshifting and atavism.
He appears as a warrior– a soldier with red clothes and armor.
Zephar is said to be under Amaymon and to be a familiar of Lilith. He is also a partisan and purveyor of Azazel’s humanist intent. He can give minor aid in vampyric workings and can help the magickian design an artificial succubus or incubus– or verily, to take on the powers and traits of such creatures. He is talented in succubitic alchemy [becoming a succubus/increasing succubus-type powers]. As a familiar of Lilith, he is also patron to LGBTQ types.
Constructed Calling Chant: Lifotoach Pandemonium, et germinet Zepar
Traditional Enn (Calling Chant): Lyan Ramec Catya Zepar
Channeled Calling Chant: Zepar Thuro Thurron Zephron