In 1583, Johann Weyer (aka Wier, Wierus) published a treatise on witchcraft called “De praestigiis daemonum”. In this text, Wier included a section which listed the names and descriptions of demons. He called it the “Pseudomonarchia daemonum”.
A year later, Reginald Scot translated the catalog into English in his “The Discoverie of Witchcraft”. Most of these demons found their way into Mather’s Goetia much later. I’ve quoted Scot’s translation of the demons when listing demons under the “Pseudomonarchia daemonum” header.
- Comparison of Wier & Mathers’ lists
- Read the Pseudomonarchia daemonum (from esotericarchives.com)
- Purchase Reginald Scot’s translation, Discoverie of Witchcraft, through Amazon.com