Names: Sitri, Sytry, Bitru, Artri, Andareth
Gematria: 529; 580; 600
Color: Blue; Yellow
Planet: Mercury, Pluto, Jupiter
Metal: Titanium, Tin, Copper, Plutonium
Zodiac: Pisces 20-24; Sagittarius 20-24; Cancer 20-30
Legions: 60 or 70
Tarot: 4 of Cups
Qlipha: Arab Zaraq (Bael/Venus)
Element: Earth; Fire; Water (Secondary)
Path: 18 (Cancer/Cheth)
Date: Dec 12-16; July 12-22; March 11-15
Affiliations: Cinnamon, Cedar, Rosehips, Yarrow, Mint, Allspice
Above: Pathworking or Altarpiece Artwork – Depiction of Sitri by G.A. Rosenberg
According to Pseudomonarchium Daemonum, wherein Sitri was the twenty-first demon discussed, “Sitri [Sytry], alias Bitru, is a great prince, appeering with the face of a leopard, and having wings as a griffen: when he taketh humane shape, he is verie beautiful, he inflameth a man with a womans love, and also stirreth up women to love men, being commanded he willinglie deteineth [discloses] secrets of women, laughing at them and mocking them, to make them luxuriouslie naked, and there obeie him sixtie legions.”
For the sake of interest, we will compare this description with that provided in the Lesser Key of Solomon (the Goetia), which drew on Pseudomonarchum Daemonum and listed Sitri as the twelth spirit. “The Twelfth Spirit is Sitri. He is a Great Prince and appeareth at first with a Leopard’s head and the Wings of a Gryphon, but after the command of the Master of the Exorcism he putteth on Human shape, and that very beautiful. He enflameth men with Women’s love, and Women with Men’s love; and causeth them also to show themselves naked if it be desired. He governeth 60 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, to be worn as a Lamen before thee, etc.”
In elaborating on the beautiful man Sytry is purported to take the shape of, Michael W. Ford calls it “angelick” where Asha’Shedim simply describes it as “very handsome.” Asha’Shedim repeatedly misproduces Sytry’s name as “Sitril.”
Sitri grants courage and imparts a strength of conviction which will obliterate sensations of doubt and times of hardship, and he can change the personality in certain ways. He imparts great power and much knowledge concerning nature magick and how to work with elementals. He rules lust, may incite passion, can build attraction, and can incline one to nudity.
A witch I know who accepted Sytry as her patron, who has recounted to me over Facebook messenger how he started appearing to her at the age of 12, wrote that Sytry speaks in a ‘poetic way,’ which seems related to the masonic journal which marveled at how “learned” Sytry seemed/sounded when reading a document of his creation in Latin.
The witch described Sitri appearing to her as a green smoke at first, and as a “tall, dark figure” the next day. She described the feelings of love and safety which washed over her in his company. She said that he often signals his presence with the appearance of a raven, often just outside the window.
Bitru presides over sex magick and she can create succubitic/incubitic thoughtforms. He can be called on to give passion to any creative endeavor. Traditional demonology purports that he engenders homosexuality, but many magickians have recorded successfully engineering heterosexual relationships by his auspices. Sitri manifested to S. Conolly as female.
The best time to summon Sitri is at midnight.
I composed a chant to Sytry composed of two of his traditional names and two I invented (blessed invented names are common in LHP magick, we just don’t tell you that’s what we’re doing). “Artri, Bitru, Sitri, Andareth.” Sytry’s traditional enn is “Lirach Alora Vefa Sitri.” My chant “Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Bitru” can be used to summon Sytry (useful for invocation, but much better for evocation) and presence Demonic-Infernal energy in the process.
I actually wrote this article at Sitri’s request. Sitri wants you to know that Sitri will help you in any way you deem fit, particularly if you use incense in your evocation. You will find this fiend to be most friendly, agreeable, acquiescent to requests, and even overtly complaisant.
The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic by J. Thorp; A Modern Goetic Grimoire by Rufus Opus; Daemonolatry Goetia by S. Conolly, Luciferian Goetia by Michael W. Ford, Mark of Qayin by Asha’Shedim; The Lesser Key of Solomon; The American-Tyler Keystone Volume 22; Pseudomonarchum Daemonum