is a Great King of Hell
, being served and obeyed by twenty-two legions of demons
. He knows of hidden things, can find treasures, and tells past, present and future. Taking a human or aerial body he answers truly of all secret and divine things of Earth
and the creation of the world. He also brings good familiars
Purson is depicted as a man with the face of a lion, carrying a ferocious viper in his hand, and riding a bear. Before him there can be heard many trumpets sounding.
In Popular Culture
- Purson (as Pursan) is portrayed in a Polish fantasy movie "Dzieje Mistrza Twardowskiego" ("The Story of Master Twardowski") as a devious soul-hunter and lieutenant of Duke Balan, the main adversary of Polish sorcerer Twardowski; he is also the one to organise the final trap to cheat and imprison the powerful magician.
Other spellings: Curson, Pursan.