The Demon Balam (Balan) is a former member of the angelic order of dominions and now one of the Fallen Angels with 40 Legions of Demons under his command. Balam is the 51st of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. He is a terrible and powerful king with the heads of a bull, a man, and a ram; the tail of a Serpent; and eyes of flaming fire. He rides on an angry bear (in some depictions, he is naked) and carries a goshawk on his fist. He speaks hoarsely and gives true answers concerning the past, present, and future. He also can render men invisible and makes them have wit.
From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers
BALAM. -The Fifty-first Spirit is Balam or Balaam. He is a Terrible, Great, and Powerful King. He appeareth with three Heads: the first is like that of a Bull;the second is like that of a Man; the third is like that of a Ram. He hath the Tail of a Serpent, and Flaming Eyes. He rideth upon a furious Bear, and carrieth a Boshawk upon his Fist. He speaketh with a hoarse Voice, giving True Answers of Things Past, Present, and to Come. He maketh men to go Invisible, and also to be Witty.
He governeth 40 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, etc.
From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 ) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)
Balam is a great and a terrible king, he cometh forth with three heads, the first of a bull, the second of a man, the third of a ram, he hath a serpents tail, and flaming eyes, riding upon a furious [very powerful] beare, and carrying a hawke on his fist, he speaketh with a hoarse voice, answering perfect lie of things present, past, and to come, hee maketh a man invisible and wise, hee governeth fourtie legions, and was of the order of dominations.
From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy
Balan, who commands 40 legions, is presented with a serpent’s tail, eyes that shoot fire, and three heads: a bull, a man, and a ram. He is usually shown carrying a sparrowhawk on his wrist and riding nude and horned upon a bear. His voice is hoarse and harsh. Balan can tell of past/present/future events, teaches cunning, finesse, and the easy way to see without being seen. He was once in the heavenly order.