He will give his angels charge of you,
To guard you in all your ways.
неделя, 23 март 2014 г.
One of the
who is bested by King
. According to the Testament of Solomon,
Orniel is an annoying, vampirizing
who lives in
the constellation Aquarius. He has shapeshifting abil-
ity: he strangles men born under the sign of Aquarius
because they have passion for women born under the
sign of Virgo; he becomes a man who likes boys and
causes them pain when he touches them; he turns into
a heavenly, winged creature; and he can assume the
form of a lion.
During the construction of Solomon’s Temple of
Jerusalem, Ornias comes at sunset and takes half the
wages and food of the master workman’s boy—
Solomon’s favorite—and sucks out his soul through his
right thumb. The boy grows thin. Solomon asks him
why he is losing weight, and the boy tells him about
Ornias. Incensed, Solomon begs God for help, and he
is given a magical ring by Michael that will give him
power over demons.
Solomon gives the ring to the boy and instructs him
to fling it at the demon’s chest when he next appears and
order him to go to Solomon. When Ornias next appears,
as a flaming fire, the boy does so. Ornias screams and
promises to give the boy all the gold and silver on earth
if he will give the ring back to Solomon. But the boy
binds the demon and delivers him to the king.
Solomon interrogates him and learns that Ornias is
descended from an archangel, and he is thwarted by
the archangel Uriel. Solomon sets Ornias to work cut-
ting stone from the quarry. Terrified by iron, the
demon begs for a measure of freedom, promising to
call up other demons. Solomon summons Uriel, who
helps him force Ornias to cut stones.
When that work is done, Solomon orders Ornias to
fetch the Prince of Demons, and he returns with
Ornias has the gift of prophecy, explaining to
Solomon that demons fly up to
, where they
overhear God’s plans. Those who are exhausted by
doing so become