Is the Demon Valak real in the movie the Conjuring 2?

valak demon
Artist rendering of the Demon Valak

Many of you are probably asking is the demon Valak real is in the movie the Conjuring 2, surprisingly the demon Valak or Valac which is featured in the movie the Conjuring 2 is mentioned in several ancient texts, such as the Dictionnaire Infernal, Pseudomonarchia Deamonum, and book of Goetia. In all of the texts the demon is said to command at least 30 legions, and is believed to be very powerful.  The demon appears commonly as a child with angel wings, and is believed to ride on a 2 headed dragon.

The demon featured in the movie the Conjuring 2 even though the Warren’s state the name is Valak, we believe that the demon portrayed pays a closer resemblance to Beezlebub, who is the demon of lies.

Historical Texts were the demon Valak is mentioned

Dictionnaire Infernal – Collin de Plancy (1863) (paraphrased)
Volac, Valak, Valac is high-president of hell and commands 30 legions. He appears as a child with angel’s wings and riding on a two-headed dragon. He tells of the positions of the planets and where to find serpents.

Pseudomonarchia daemonum – Johann Wier (1583) (quoted)
Valac is a great president, and commeth abroad with angels wings like a boie, riding on a twoheaded dragon, he perfectlie answereth of treasure hidden, and where serpents may be seene, which he delivereth into the conjurors hands, void of anie force or strength, and hath dominion over thirtie legions of divels.

Goetia – S. L. MacGregor Mathers (1904) (quoted)
The Sixty-second Spirit is Volac, or Valak, or Valu. He is a President Mighty and Great,

Valak Goetic Sigil
Valak Goetic Sigil

and appeareth like a Child with Angel’s Wings, riding on a Two-headed Dragon. His Office is to give True Answers of Hidden Treasures, and to tell where Serpents may be seen. The which he will bring unto the Exorciser without any Force or Strength being by him employed. He governeth 38 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is thus.

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