Lucifuge Rofocale

Lucifuge Rofocale

According to the Grimoire of Pope Honorius, a demon named Lucifuge Rofocale is in charge of Hell's government by order of Lucifer.


The name Lucifuge comes from two Latin words; lux (light; genitive lucis), and fugio (to flee), which means " [he who] flees the light". Rofocale, one should note, is pronounced with the "e" as silent, making it "Rofocal", Rofocale being an anagram for Focalor, the name of another demon.


Lucifuge is Prime Minister of HellFact|date=February 2007. He could only assume a body at night and he hated the light. Among his many duties were the infliction of disease and deformity, the creation of earthquakes, and the destruction of sacred deities. His powers extended over all the treasures of the earthFact|date=February 2007. Besides the Grimoire of Pope Honorius, he only appears in one other text, the Grand Grimoire.

Taken from the Grand Grimoire:

"Emperor Lucifer, Master of all the revolted Spirits, I entreat thee to favour me in the adjuration which I address to thy mighty minister, LUCIFUGE ROFOCALE, being desirous to make a pact with him. I beg thee also, O Prince Beelzebuth, to protect me in my undertaking. O Count Astarôt! be propitious to me, and grant that to-night the great LUCIFUGE may appear to me under a human form, free from, evil smell, and that he may accord me, in virtue of the pact which I propose to enter into, all the riches that I need. O grand LUCIFUGE, I pray thee to quit thy dwelling, wheresoever it may be, and come hither to speak with me; otherwise will I compel thee by the power of the strong living God, His beloved Son and the Holy Spirit. Obey promptly, or thou shalt be eternally tormented by the Power of the Potent words in the grand Clavicle of Solomon, wherewith he was accustomed to compel the rebellious spirits to receive his compact. Then straightway appear, or I will persistently torture thee by the virtue of these great words in the Clavicle."

Lucifuge Rofocale has been erroneously identified with MephistophelesFact|date=February 2007, by some, for what reasons is unknown.

Modern demonology

In modern left hand path belief systems the demon Lucifuge is said to be the ruler of the qliphoth Satariel. This belief originally comes from a claimed translation of an ancient hebrew manuscript made by Eliphas Levi [Philosophie Occulte, Serie II, page 136.] and has since then gained acceptance. Modern day occult orderns such as Dragon Rouge and the Temple of the Black Light incorporate the idea of Lucifuge as one of the eleven rulers (There are ten qliphoths and the last one; Thaumiel, is split in two thus making eleven). Related death metal bands Therion and Dissection has also incorporated the idea into their lyrics. The Therion album Lepaca Kliffoth perhaps contains the most obvious connection.

ee also

* Demonology
* Grimoire


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