Solomon (Person)

King Solomon is a prominent biblical figure, a great and wise ruler who build the Temple of Solomon. In magical legend, which is told in the 3rd century manuscript the Testament of Solomon, he bound demons to him and forced them to build his temple and do his bidding.

Many grimoires follow in this tradition, claiming to describe the demons he summoned, and the rituals he used to control them.

The grimoires The Secrets of Solomon Hygromanteia Key of Solomon Pseudomonarchia Daemonum The Lesser Key of Solomon is in the tradition of this person.

The book Paradise Lost mentions this person.

The grimoire Verus Jesuitarum Libellus mentions this person.

The book The Bible tells the story of this person.

The grimoire Testament of Solomon tells the story of this person.

King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Edward Poynter (1890)

King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Edward Poynter (1890) source: en.wikipedia.org

Timeline of related events

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In this century: Canonization of the Bible (tells the story of this person) Publication of the Testament of Solomon (tells the story of this person)

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In this century: Publication of the Magical Treatise of Solomon (is in the tradition of this person)

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Publication of De praestigiis daemonum (is in the tradition of this person)

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Publication of the Key of Solomon (is in the tradition of this person)

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In this century: Publication of The Secrets of Solomon (is in the tradition of this person)

1641

Publication of the Lesser Key of Solomon (is in the tradition of this person)

1667

Publication of Paradise Lost (mentions this person)