The modern illustration of the demon Raum

Raum seal

In demonology, Raum is a Great Earl of Jinnestan, ruling thirty legions of demons. He is depicted as a crow which adopts human form at the request of the conjurer.

" Raum, or Raim is a great earle, he is seene as a crowe, but when he putteth on humane shape, at the commandement of the exorcist, he stealeth woonderfullie out of the kings house, and carrieth it whether he is assigned, he destroieth cities, and hath great despite unto dignities, he knoweth things present, past, and to come, and reconcileth freends and foes, he was of the order of thrones, and governeth thirtie legions." - Johann Weyer, from the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum.


'Raum' in German means "space, room, chamber"; 'räumen' means to empty, evacuate. See lebensraum, literally "living room" (that is, room for living, not a living room).

Other spellings: Raim, Raym, Räum.


Raum is a Great Earl of Jinnestan with thirty legions of demons under command.


Raum is depicted as a crow that changes shape into a man under request of the conjurer.


Raum steals treasures out of kings' houses, carrying them where he is commanded, and destroys cities and dignities of men (he is said to have great dispraise for dignities). Raum can also tell things past, present and future, and reconcile friends and foes or lovers.