The Fifteenth Spirit in Order is Eligos, a Great
Duke, and appeareth in the form of a goodly Knight, carrying a
Lance, an Ensign, and a Serpent. He discovereth hidden things, and
knoweth things to come; and of Wars, and how the Soldiers will or
shall meet. He causeth the Love of Lords and Great Persons. He
governeth 60 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, etc.
Eligos; Strange Metallic Spirit
The old ones said the Goetia Spirit Eligos always appeared as a
knight carrying a lance, an ensign and a serpent.
the remote viewing session that produced Aaron C. Donahue's
drawing of this imposing looking entity, that general description
hasn't changed a lot. Eligos, indeed, looks something like a
knight, although I think that was an incorrect assumption on the
part of the old magicians who didn't know how else to describe
what they were looking at.
Looking at the picture from a contemporary perspective, especially
with a saucer shaped ship in clear view overhead, we might also
think of this as a life form inside a space suit, or possibly a
robot sent to meet us by its controllers aboard the ship.
The only real life form seems to be the large serpent, extending
out in front of Eligos. Also significant is the strange bar, or
object that appears to pass horizontally through the head of the
space suit, and the lines indicating some kind of burst of energy
showing at one side of the being.
From the things we have learned about past examinations of the
demonic forces, the serpent, not the imposing looking metallic
figure, may be the intelligent force we seek. Notice how the image
of the serpent is significant even in the sigil at the bottom of
Seagrave offers an elaborate description of Eligos, much of which
I suspect is imaginary interpretation of old writings: "Eligos
appears in the form of a goodly knight in black armor and riding a
dark war-horse. In his right hand he carries a banner on a lance.
It bears a legend which cannot be read except from another
dimension. In his left hand he holds a curling serpent with ruby
scales whose venom is acid."
of the old magickians agreed on one thing; Eligos is a spirit with
a military energy. He is an advisor to armies and some believe he
helps bring them to victory.
Notice the harsh, squared corners showing on the craft above
Eligos. I singled it out and enlarged the image for closer
inspection. Many of the craft Donahue draws with these spirits
seem to be unique, indicating that they come from different places
and possibly different times.
Eligos is a duke who governs 60 legions of demons. He is the 15th
spirit listed in the Goetia.