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.
Alternative spelling: Zagam.
- Wikipedia (2005). Zagan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zagan). Retrieved Nov 19, 2005