Orias, Ornias, Oriax (Goetia #59)

Alternate Names: Ornias, Oriax, Orias
Sacred Numbers: 21, 25, 27, 12, 32, 18, 19, 27
D/N: Nocturnal
Date: Nov 2-12
Zodiac: Scorpio 10-20
Path: Nun
Rank: Marquis
Tarot: 6 of Cups
Gematria: 307, 1117
Trans-Sephirothic Veil: Ain
Primary Elemental Attribution: Air
Lesser Elemental Attributions: Earth; Water
Attributed Qliphas: Satariel (Primary); Gamaliel
Primary Planetary Attributions: the Moon; Saturn
Lesser Planetary Attributions: the Black Earth; Uranus; Earth
Attributed Ingredients/Substances: Silver; Jasmine
Colors: Grey, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Gold, Indigo, Green, Pink, Violet, Silver

oriasAbove: Orias by G.A. Rosenberg
Art Source: http://wakingspirals.com/wp/index.php/goetia/nggallery/page/3

Oriax is a dark and black-hearted predator who teaches the witch to cast away unnecessary compassion. He imparts the ability to see auras and spirits. He hardens ones heart against phobias and social rejection. Oriax can make the witch more perceptive. He can also make the witch more analytical. Imparts vampyric power.

Orias appeared to me as a vicious-looking man in black street clothes with pure white flesh, clawed hands, and two big, red eyes, which each lacked both pupil and iris but had spots of orange in the middle. His mouth lacked lips and his teeth were fangs.

Orias is a teacher of astrological magick, and helps the witch harness it to purify her being. He is also knowledgeable regarding astrology, astronomy, necromancy, and divination. He brings about the transformation of men and the suffering of the profane. He affords positions of power to the witch and presents her with the opportunity to prove her worthiness of the influence she has. He begets transformation, grants favor from the target, helps improve physical fitness, and increases will power.

Ornias is the Prince of Gamaliel, the Realm/Husk of Hell ruled by Lilith. He holds dominion over transformation, prediction, sadism, prophecy, destruction, astrology, lust for death, honors, blood magick, and the location of treasure. He’s a harbinger of vampyric initiation and vampyric power who enslaves his victims to the darker aspects of themselves. He rules armies of succubi and incubi whom he directs to wreak havoc upon the profane.

Ornias’s primary Qliphothic attribution is to Sathariel (Saturn/Lucifuge Rofocale), but it is in Gamaliel where he is more established, hierarchically speaking. I was confused when I channeled that fact, but then I remembered Lilith’s true throne is in Sathariel. Ornias can guide the sorceress through the Trans-Qliphothic Labyrinth (that’s very dangerous; seek guidance) and give auspices in the act of initiating through Yesod.


Wikipedia has this to say about Orias: “he also gives dignities, prelacies, and the favour of friends and foes, and can metamorphose a man into any shape. According to other demonologists, Orias knows and teaches all forms of divination, and is the protector of astrologists and diviners. He is depicted as a lion with the tail of a serpent or a man with the face of a lion, holding two hissing serpents in his right hand, and riding a horse. Other depictions show him as a man with serpents instead of legs, carrying two snakes, one in each hand, and riding a mule.”

John R. King IV called Orias “a cold and sadistic spirit,” even though he was “calm and rational.” Oriax explained that his name meant “ARY-ATz” which refers to a method of “hunting lions by waiting in a tree.” Orias appeared to mister King as a male of African descent pinning a lion down and holding hissing snakes in his other hand.

Daemonolatry Goetia by Stephany Conolly
Imperial Arts V. 1 by John R. King IV
Goetic Demonolatry by Ellen Purswell
Mark of Qayin by Asha’Shedim
The Goetia Ritual Book by Kariakos
The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic by J. Thorp
Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia
Liber Azerate by the 218 Current
Gematria and the Tanakh by Brian Pivik


-V.K. Jehannum


2 thoughts on “Orias, Ornias, Oriax (Goetia #59)

  1. I saw an interesting post on Facebook. It said “I would like to thank Orias. When you want to receive a call and you know that the person will only call you if she change her mind… he is the demon”


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