Bahumat is an ancient demon who plagued the Fablehaven area before the preserve was founded in 1711. Some Europeans imprisoned him in exchange for acknowledgment of ownership of the land that he had terrorized. Fablehaven was then founded on this land. In 1826, Bahumat almost escaped, and afterward, was moved to a new location underneath the Forgotten Chapel. He is bound by knots similar to those that bound the witch,Muriel Taggert. He is darkly colored and dragon-like in appearance, standing upright, and has wings, three arms, and three legs.
Bahumat in Fablehaven
Muriel freed him by blowing on each knot to loose it, and using the magical energy it released to create an army of giant imps. After being released, he was defeated and resealed by an army of giant fairies Kendra Sorenson enlisted the help of, using a potion that the Fairy Queen gave her. He and Muriel were then bound with a mass of golden ropes by the fairy army, and a flowering hill was erected above them where the Forgotten Chapel once stood. His freedom was also caused by partial help from Ephira.
The demon Bahumat is described in Fablehaven as a monstrous black dragon-like beast with two wings, three legs and three arms. Bahumat is of a considerable size, being able to swallow a human sized fairy whole.
Powers, Abilities, and Weaknesses
Being a demon, he has powerful dark magic, excellent endurance, and is incredibly strong. Bahumat is able to create a dark aura around himself. Bahumat likely has the ability to fly due to his wings.
- He is one of the most powerful demons in the land, but compared to the major demons of Zzyzx he was a minor threat