In demonology Zagan
is a Great King and President of Hell
, commanding over thirty-three legions of demons. He makes men witty; he can also turn wine
into water, water
into wine, and blood
into wine (according to Pseudomonarchia Daemonum
blood into oil
, oil into blood, and a fool into a wise man). Other of his powers is that of turning metals
into coins that are made with that metal (i.e., gold into a gold coin, copper into a copper coin, etc.).
According to other demonologists this demon is the protector of those who commit fraud with false money, and can also change copper into gold and lead into silver.
Zagan is depicted as a griffin-winged bull that turns into a man after a while. Other authors portray him as a bull-headed man with the wings of a griffin.
Other spelling: Zagam.
See also The Lesser Key of Solomon, Ars Goetia.
Żagań - is also a town in Poland