Shax (Demon)

The demon Shax appears in the grimoires Book of Incantations, The Discoverie of Witchcraft, Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, The Lesser Key of Solomon, and Dictionnaire Infernal

From The Lesser Key of Solomon, Crowley/Mathers edition:

Shax

The Forty-fourth Spirit is Shax, or Shaz (or Shass). He is a Great Marquis, and appeareth in the Form of a Stock-Dove, speaking with a voice hoarse, but yet subtle. His Office is to take away the Sight, Hearing, or Understanding of any Man or Woman at the command of the Exorcist; and to steal money out of the houses of Kings, and to carry it again in 1,200 years. If commanded he will fetch Horses at the request of the Exorcist, or any other thing. But he must first be commanded into a Triangle, A, or else he will deceive him, and tell him many Lies. He can discover all things that are Hidden, and not kept by Wicked Spirits. He giveth good Familiars, sometimes. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, etc.

Illustration of Shax

Illustration of Shax source: archive.org

Timeline of related events

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1536

Publication of De praestigiis daemonum (lists this demon)

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1810

In this decade: Book of Incantations written (lists this demon)

1818

Publication of Dictionnaire Infernal (lists this demon)