Goetia - S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904)
The First Principal Spirit is a King ruling in the East, called
Bael. He maketh thee to go Invisible. He ruleth over 66 Legions of
Infernal Spirits. He appeareth in divers shapes, sometimes like a
Cat, sometimes like a Toad, and sometimes like a Man, and
sometimes all these forms at once. He speaketh hoarsely. This is
his character which is used to be worn as a Lamen before him who
calleth him forth, or else he will not do thee homage.
Pseudomonarchia daemonum - Johann Wier (1583)
Baell - Their first and principall king (which is of the power of
the east) is called BaŽll who when he is conjured up, appeareth
with three heads; the first, like a tode; the second, like a man;
the third, like a cat. He speaketh with a hoarse voice, he maketh
a man go invisible [and wise], he hath under his obedience and
rule sixtie and six legions of divels.
Dictionnaire Infernal - Collin de Plancy (1863)
According to the le Grand Grimoire, Bael is the head of
the infernal powers. He is also the first demon listed in Wierus' Pseudomonarchia
daemonum. According to Wierus, Bael is first king of hell with
estates in the East. He has three heads: a toad, a man, and a cat.
He also speaks in a raucous, but well formed voice, and commands 66
legions. Bael teaches the art of invisibility, and may be the
equivalent of Baal.