In demonology, Balam
(also Balaam, Balan) is a great and powerful king (to some authors
a duke or a prince) of Hell who commands
over forty legions of demons. He gives
perfect answers on things past, present, and to come, and can also make men
invisible and witty.
Balam is depicted as being three-headed. One head is the head of a bull, the second of a man, and the third of a ram. He has flaming eyes and
the tail of a serpent. He carries a hawk on his fist and rides a strong bear. At other times he is represented as a naked man
riding a bear.
His name seems to have been taken from Balaam, the Biblical magician.
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