Halloween Figure Photo of the Day: Botis


Botis, by ridureyu

“The Seventeenth Spirit is Botis, a Great President, and an Earl. He appeareth at the first show in the form of an ugly Viper, then at the command of the Magician he putteth on a Human shape with Great Teeth, and two Horns, carrying a bright and sharp Sword in his hand. He telleth all things Past, and to Come, and reconcileth Friends and Foes. He ruleth over 60 Legions of Spirits, and this is his Seal, etc.”
-S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904)

Botis often appears either as a viper, or a horned man with sharp teeth and a sword. As there is no “official” artwork of this demon, the designers for Demon’s Chronicle chose to put him in a transitory state, showcasing features of both forms.

Botis may seem innocuous at first glance, but he is no less sinister than others of his ilk – his main method of “causing reconciliation between foes” is to inspire war until the sides are decimated and forced to sue for peace, or wipe themselves out. What he calls peace, most think of as war.

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