In demonology, Valefar is a Duke of Hell.[1] He tempts people to steal and is in charge of a good relationship among thieves. Valefar is considered a good familiar by his associates "till they are caught in the trap."[2] He commands ten legions of demons.[3]

He is represented as a lion with the head of a man, or as a lion with the head of a donkey.[3]

Other spellings: Malaphar, Malephar, Valafar, Valefor.

See also


  1. ^ Waite, Arthur Edward (1913), The Book of Ceremonial Magic, Chapter IV: "The Mysteries of Goëtic Theurgy according to the Lesser Key of Solomon the King: Demons: I. (Baal) to IX. (Paimon), p. 197 at
  2. ^ ibid., footnote #7
  3. ^ a b Mathers, S.L. MacGregor, Crowley, Aleister (Editors - 1904), The Lesser Key of Solomon, "Goetia: Shemhamphorash," p. 23, at


    • S. L. MacGregor Mathers, A. Crowley, The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King (1904). 1995 reprint: ISBN 0-87728-847-X.