On the Servitors Lagasas and Helel

Of the Servitors associated with the Square used to see A Beautiful Lawn, the name Lagasas may derive from the Greek λαγός, ‘hare’ and λαγάς, ‘hare hunter.’ This is fitting as this spirit also appears in the second square of this chapter which causes one to see a hunting party. Helel appears to derive from the Hebrew חלל meaning ‘cavity,’ ‘void,’ ‘hollow,’ ‘to begin (as if by an opening-wedge),’ to pollute oneself ritually or sexually’ and ‘to bore through or pierce.’ With the scrying featuring the opening up of a cavity in the earth where a strange ritual was being performed followed by overt sexual imagery, Helel appears to have been the dominant servant spirit behind this vision.

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