Demon disguised as a nun in the horrific saga The Conjuring part 2, Valak or its many names (Volac, Valu, Valac, Valac, Ualac) is one of the 72 demons resulting from the magic goétie and also one of the most feared demons since the release of the film, but why?
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Valak is a blasphemer, a conductor of sin who enjoys making his victims fall into disgrace but also to provoke tensions linked to lust, pride, envy, especially in stories of infidelity or scandalous couples like incest.
He is represented as a fallen angel (as well as the other demons who preferred to follow the devil and Satan as told in the biblical story of genesis) with a child’s face with angel wings, why?
Who would be suspicious of a demon with a face and wings like the little cherubs found in stores for the Valentine’s Day? In reality, he is the president of the underworld.
Valak is also depicted with a dragon he rides and snakes with whom he seems to have a special relationship, some believe that this is his taste for the sin of the flesh, but one theory also indicates that he would be the true culprit of the sin of disobedience of Eve and Adam for the history of the sacred apple, and not Asmodeus or Lilith as many believe.
If we follow the theory and reflect on the history of genesis (Bible) and the tempting and blasphemous character of this demon, it is then possible that he is the deceitful snake responsible for the temptation of Eve and Adam. The snake is considered deceitful and vicious, although many associate the reptilian animal with sexuality and the desire for pleasure of the flesh.
(Volac seal – Valak, Martin Faber credit)
Valak is the 62nd demon of the goétie and leads 32 legions of demons. It is called into the veil to destroy couples, to provoke scandalous stories but also to obtain knowledge of the hidden treasures of greed and supreme dark wisdom, it is also used to discover hidden or forgotten treasures in time.
However, it must be taken into account that the demon itself never appeared to Lorraine Warren unlike what we find in the film the Conjuring 2, she had only had a vision of a vortex with a shape inside hooded” ez, the director James Wan used it as a basis to build the now famous blasphemous nun.
In the Bible there is no mention of Valak but of a former king of Moab, Balak, who tried to corrupt the prophet Balaam so that he would disobey the eternal and also turn against his people to curse the people of Israel.
Thus the demon is sometimes confused with the former king of Moab by the similarity of their names but also by their common characters.
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