Habondia (or Habundia)
The queen of the witches, presiding over the Sabbat. She
was also identified with Diana or Herodias. She was referred to
as ‘‘Habonde’’ in the thirteenth-century poem Le Roman de la
Rose. In his work Tableau de l’inconstance des mauvais anges (Description
of the inconstancy of evil angels, 1612), the demonologist
Pierre de Lancre refers to Habondia rather sweepingly
as ‘‘Queen of the fairies, witches, harpies, furies; and
ghosts of the wicked.’’

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