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In demonology Caim is a Great President of Hell, ruling over thirty legions of demons. He is a good disputer, gives men the understanding of the voices of birds, bullocks, dogs, and other creatures, and of the noise of the waters too, and gives true answers concerning things to come.

He is depicted as appearing in the form of the black bird called thrush, but soon he changes his shape into a man that has a sharp sword in his hand. When answering questions he seems to stand on burning ashes or coals.

The origin of his name seems to be the Latin word 'Chamos', 'Chamus', which is a name given to Baal Peor, probably corrupted from Hebrew 'Chium', epithet given to several Assyrian and Babylonian gods.

Compare the similitude between this demon and the one listed as Caym.

Other spellings: Camio, Caym.

See also The Lesser Key of Solomon, Ars Goetia.



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