Key of Solomon

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Key of Solomon Protective Circle.png
Name Key of Solomon
Manufacturer King Solomon
Powers Spell book
Episodes 1.22 Devil's Trap

Key of Solomon

The most famous and important of all Grimores, or handbooks of Magic, containing the actual words and instructions of King Solomon Himself. He instructs his followers on how to summon and master spiritual powers.

Pad of Definitions (1.22 Devil's Trap), Official Website


Written by King Solomon himself, the Key of Solomon is a powerful spell book containing special sigils that can be used against demons. A handwritten copy of the book was in possession of Bobby Singer, whom lent it to Sam and Dean Winchester.

Many of the rituals and symbols used over the years by the Winchesters such as the devil's trap -- originate in this book.


A devil's trap.

1.22 Devil's Trap

At the Singer Salvage Yard, Sam is looking through the Key of Solomon. Bobby explains that the protective circles inscribed in the book can trap demons, including one with a demonic heptagram. When Meg arrives at Bobby's house to retrieve the Colt, she gets trapped in the protective circle and later exorcised. Before they leave, Bobby gives Sam the book in case they need it.

While the Impala is parked by some train tracks at Jefferson City, Missouri, Sam looks through the Key of Solomon on the roof of the car, spinning a chalk marker in his hand. He flips through the book and finds another protective sigil. A devil's trap. Sam draws two symbols on the trunk of the Impala and explains to Dean that demons won't be able to invade the trunk where he plans to hide the Colt.

2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign

While Sam was possessed by Meg, Dean and Bobby trapped him in the same protective circle from the Key of Solomon. They attempted to exorcise Meg again, but she revealed to have branded Sam's forearm with a binding link, locking her inside Sam's meatsuit. She uses a spell that destroys the protective circle overhead and attacks. They later break the binding link and Meg vacates Sam's body.

5.02 Good God, Y'All

Rufus uses the protective circle from the Key of Solomon to trap Sam not knowing that his "black eyes" were an illusion generated by the Horseman of War.

6.20 The Man Who Would Be King

Sam, Dean, and Bobby hold a demon named Redd captive in the same protective circle in Bobby's living room.

The Real Key of Solomon

The real Key of Solomon is a grimoire dating back back to the 14th or 15th-century Italian Renaissance. Many similar books - based on the work of earlier Jewish kabbalists and Arab alchemists - from this time were attributed to King Solomon.

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