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According to Johan Weyer, a great and terrible demon monarch among the infernal powers. He has three heads, those of a bull, a man, and a ram. Joined to these by the tail is a serpent, the eyes of which burn with fire. Balan rides an enormous bear. He commands 40 of the infernal legions and rules over finesse, ruses, and middle courses.


Weyer, Johannes. Witches, Devils and Doctors in the Renaissance: Johann Weyer, De Praestigiis. Edited by George Mora. Binghamton, N.Y.: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1991.

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