Cyprian (Person)

According to legend, St. Cyprian of Antioch (not to be confused with Cyprian of Carthage) was a powerful sorcerer hired to magically seduce a Christian woman, Justina. Justina's faith protected her from Cyprian's magic, and, seeing the strength of her devotion, Cyprian burned his magical books and converted to Christianity.

His name is synonymous with books of magic, or "Cyprianus," particularly in Scandinavia and Portugal.

St. Cyprian and St. Justina

St. Cyprian and St. Justina source: becomeorthodox.org

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In this decade: Publication of Galdrabók (is in the tradition of this person)

1630

In this decade: Publication of the Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet (mentions this person)

1700

In this century: Publication of Clavis Inferni (is in the tradition of this person)

1790

In this decade: Black Books of Elverum written (is in the tradition of this person)

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Publication of Hohmann's Long Lost Friend (is in the tradition of this person)

1821

Publication of the Grand Grimoire (mentions this person)

1849

Publication of the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses (is in the tradition of this person)

1880

First US Publication of the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses (is in the tradition of this person)