The Demon Marax

aka: Morax, Faraii, Farfax
Rank: President & Countess
Legions: 36
Strongest: Beginning of July
Demon Summoning: Daytime, red candles, water, iron & plutonium

Marax is yet another demon whose looks can, at first, be deceiving. Unlike some of the other shapeshifting spirits, though, Marax does not have the intention of intimidating the conjurer. Instead, this spirit seeks to test the conjurer to ensure that they are ready for the high-level information that Marax is able to provide.

When first summoned, a bull appears to the summoner and will likely give no information until the summoner requests (politely) that the bull take a form in which it can speak. At this point the bull may transform its head into the head of a man. Many demonologists get this backward and describe Marax with the body of a man and the head of a bull - like a minotaur - but this is incorrect.

Even so, the true form of Marax is not either of these, but rather that of a woman dressed in the style of traditional ancient Egyptian nobility. Some believe this woman to be the Egyptian goddess Ma'at. Ma'at was the goddess of justice and was married to Thoth, the god of wisdom. Both of these deities were involved in the ancient practice of weighing the heart of the dead, to ensure that the light of heart were allowed into the great beyond. Ma'at was one of the most important figures in all of ancient Egypt, being the goddess who embodied the core principles of truth, justice, order, and the very concepts of government and society.

In either the man-faced bull form or the female goddess form, Marax may teach those worthy of summoning her the secrets of Astronomy and Astrology as well as other liberal sciences. The Countess also knows all about herbs and stones and their roles in magical rites and rituals. Marax can also provide familiars to her advanced followers to assist in the practice of magic and is very highly respected among her peers.

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