Saleos (Goetia #19)

Names: Zaebos, Sallos, Saleos, Zaleos
Rank: Duke; Earl
Path: 22 (Libra/Lamed)
Legions: 30
Zodiac: Libra 1-10; Cancer 0-4
Element: Earth; Water
Planet: Moon, Venus
Tarot: 2 of Swords; 2 of Cups
Date: Sept 23-Oct 2; June 22-26
D/N: Diurnal
Color: Red
Gematria: 636, 637
Metal: Copper, Silver
Attributions: Star Anise, Aster, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Rose, Orange Peel


Saleos can aid the witch in shapeshifting into a dragon, bewinged horse, scorpion, unicorn, bull, or serpent. He can repair the astral double and empower it in a few ways. He can fortify the astral double such that it is more resistant to damage/wounding. In addition to this, he can augment the astral double’s ability to repair itself.

The auspices and guidance of Sallos are apt for love spells, sanguine vampyrism, ensuring fidelity, opening portals, creating defensive thoughtforms, lust spells, shielding, death magick (i.e. magick working with the Death Essence), skrying, and item enchantment. Zaleos may be invoked during marriage ceremonies.


The numerical value of Sallos’s name in Gematria is 636, corresponding to and Purson as well as the Tzafirion, a Qliphothic order of demons attributed to Virgo. 636 also corresponds to the Hebrew words for both “and three” and “three.”

An alternate method of counting brings Sallos’s name to the value of 637, corresponding to Forneus and the Hebrew word for “excrement.”

636 corresponds to the Hebrew phrase “to see it”, and 637 corresponds to “to gaze/to see.” This would appear to allude to the Evil Eye– it is sensible that a spirit presiding over spells which cause lust and love should be able to grant or empower the Evil Eye.

The traditional appearance of Sallos is as a medieval soldier, described as handsome and gallant, wearing either a ducal crown or a horned war helment and riding atop a crocodile. Even traditional RHP grimoires describe him as “peaceable,” “sweet in character,” and “of a pacific nature.”

The enn or traditional summoning chant for Zaleos is “Serena Alora Sallos Aken.” My chant is “Liftoach Pandemonium, et germinet Zaleos” [Open the Infernal Plane, and Bring Forth Zaleos].

Sources: Gematria and the Tanakh; Aleister Crowley’s Illustrated Goetia; The Demon List Composed by Terry Thayer; Daemonolatry Goetia; The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic; Pseudomonarchium Daemonum; The Coven of the Golden Sigil; Dictionairre Infernal


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