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In demonology, Marbas or Barbas is a demon described in the Ars Goetia. He is described as the Great President of Hell governing thirty-six legions of demons. He answers truly on hidden or secret things, causes and heals diseases, gives wisdom and knowledge in mechanical arts, and can change men into other shapes. He is depicted as a great lion that, under the conjurer's request, changes shape into a man.
In popular cultureEdit
- Marbas is the name of a demon in The Priests.
- Bob Barbas is the name of a demon in DmC Devil May Cry.
- Rafael Barba is a character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
- Barbas is the name of the dog which accompanies the daedric prince Clavicus Vile in The Elder Scrolls series.
- Barbas is the name of a demon on the TV show Charmed.