The Twenty-fourth Spirit is Naberius. He is a
most valiant Marquis, and showeth in the form of a Black Crane,
fluttering about the Circle, and when he speaketh it is with a
hoarse voice. He maketh men cunning in all Arts and Sciences, but
especially in the Art of Rhetoric. He restoreth lost Dignities and
Honours. He governeth 19 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this,
which is to be worn, etc.
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Naberius; A Fluttering Bird
If there is anything known about the 23rd Goetian Spirit Naberius,
it is that it is filled with energy.
When Aaron C. Donahue evoked this spirit, he saw it as a bird,
whirling around his head. This is exactly how it appears in his
Donahue is not the only magickian to see Naberius like this.
Seagrave said the spirit "appears as a large black crane which
flutters around the summoner and speaks in a rough and grating
In Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, Johann Wier said: Naberius [Naberus],
alias Cerberus, is a valiant marquesse, shewing himselfe in the
forme of a crowe, when he speaketh with a hoarse voice."
This demon hasn't always appeared in the form of a bird, however.
Collin de Plancy in Dictionnaire Infernal described him as "a
three headed dog or a raven. He has a raucous voice but presents
himself as eloquent and amiable."
An old art
work, supposedly depicting Cerberus, shows a creature with several
heads but with the body and feet of a bird.
What is the specialty of this spirit? S. L. MacGregor Mathers
wrote that "he knows of arts and sciences, especially the art of
If there is anything this world needs more of these days, is
rhetoric. For those of you who don't know the word, it means the
art of speaking correctly, and with clarity.