:"This article is about Berith (or Beherit) the demon. For the black metal band see Beherit (band). For the god see Berith (god). For the item in Berserk, see Behelit"

In demonology, Berith is a Great Duke of Hell, powerful and terrible, and has twenty-six legions of demons under his command. He tells things of the past, present and future with true answers; he can also turn all metals into gold, give dignities to men and confirm them. He speaks with a clear and subtle voice, and according to some authors Who|date=July 2007 he is a liar when not answering questions.

To speak with him the conjurer must wear a silver ring and put it before his face in the same form as it is needed in Beleth's case and demons do before Amaymon.

He is depicted as a soldier wearing red clothes, a golden crown, and riding a red horse; according to other grimoires his skin is red too.

Books on the subject tell that he is called according to whom invokes him, being called Berith by the Jews (see below).

According to some demonologists from the 16th century, his power is stronger in June, meanwhile to Sebastien Michaelis he suggests murder and blasphemy and his adversary is St. Barnabas.

His name was surely taken from Baal Berith, a form of Baal worshiped in Berith (Beirut), Phoenicia.

Other uses of the name "Berith"

In Alchemy Berith was the element with which all metals could be transmuted into gold, surely derived from the name of the demon Berith.

'Berith' is the Hebrew word for covenant, it was originated from the Akkanadian (Babylonian) word 'Biritu' which means to 'fetter' or 'to bond'.

Berith in popular culture

* In the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI, Berith (known in game as Duke Berith) is a Demon Red Mage "Notorious Monster" located in Dynamis-Xarcabard. He can drop the Duelist's Chapeau, the Red Mage Relic Armor hat.

* In , Berith is a demon wearing a suit of armor and riding a brown horse, wielding a gold spear/sceptre and is a mini-boss, a guard in the Assembly of Nihilo, and recruitable demon, fuseable in the Cathedral of Shadows.

* Berith also features in the original Shin Megami Tensei looking much the same.

* In the "Dungeons & Dragons" roleplaying game, Beherit was the former ruler of the Sixth Layer of Hell, but was destroyed (along with his consort, Batna) by Asmodeus for disobeying "restrictions upon the elevation of devils" (see "Dragon" #91, p 32).

* In the anime/manga Berserk, Behelit is an item that can be used to call the Demonic demigods of the Godhand, and grant the user their hearts desire at the cost of sacrificing what they hold most dear. The rarest behelit, the Egg of the King, is crimson in color.

* Mentioned in Slayer's song Final Six from the Christ Illusion album.

Other names

*Bolfri (so called by necromancers)
*Balberith (Barbara Ann Kipfer)

ee also

*The Lesser Key of Solomon


*S. L. MacGregor Mathers, A. Crowley, "" (1904). 1995 reprint: ISBN 0-87728-847-X.

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