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Volvo (ボルボ, Borubo)? is a demon in the series.

History

Volvo is a misspelling of Bombo, a figure mentioned by the early Christian writer, Saint Hippolytus. In Refutation of All Heresies, he mentions an "Infernal and earthly and heavenly" Bombo, going on to describe her thus:

"Goddess of waysides, of cross-roads, lightbearer, nightwalker,
Hater of the light, lover and companion of the night,
Who rejoices in the baying of hounds and in purple blood;
Who dost stalk among corpses and the tombs of the dead
Thirsty for blood, who bringest fear to mortals
Gorgo and Mormo and Mene and many-formed one.
Come thou propitious to our libations!"

Bombo appears to be a demonization of Hecate, who was also described as traveling at night, accompanied by dogs, the restless dead and the light of torches. While in early Greek sources Hecate, despite her association with magic and the dead, had a benevolent character, serving as an ally of the Olympians in Titanomachia and Gigantomachia and as an attendant of Demeter who escorts Persephone during her yearly journeys, later texts, such as Apolonius' Argonautica reduce her to the role of a malevolent witchcraft goddess. As such, she was an ally of the witches Circe, Medea and Erichtho, and the rites dedicated to her were described as an affront to the moon goddess Selene. Roman era authors, especially Ovid and Diodorus Siculus, further demonized Hecate. The latter reduced her to the witchcraft-related roles, and regarded her as a bloodthirsty mortal queen and mother of Medea, rather than a goddess.

The name Mormo mentioned by Hippolytus alongside Bombo appears to refer to Mormolyce, a Greek boogeyman analogous to empusa[1], while Gorgo is most likely a gorgon like Medusa. Mene is an alternate name of Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes associated with Hecate and eventually conflated with her by Romans.[2]

While her Megami Tensei profile describes Volvo as a goddess of fertility, Hecate was generally described as a virgin goddess like Artemis.[3] She was regarded as a divine helper during childbirth but not exactly a goddess of fertility or motherhood herself, despite frequent portrayals as an attendant of Demeter or sometimes Cybele.[4] The notion of Hecate as a single goddess in three forms (often called "virgin," "mother" and "crone" ), each with different functions, is popular in pseudohistory, neopaganism and Wicca but was largely an invention of Robert Graves, a 20th century poet with very loose approach to historical sources, who probably misinterpreted the depictions of Hecate with three bodies, known as "Trimorphis" or "Epipurgidia" (related to her role as a goddess watching over crossroads) or texts mentioning her as part of triads with either Demeter and Persephone, Artemis and Selene, or other goddesses.

The prayer to Bombo recorded by Hippolytus was used by H. P. Lovecraft in his story The Horror at Red Hook.

Appearances

Profile

Her history description also well-aligns with the compendium entries commonly associated with her in the series appearances she has made. [5]

Megami Tensei II

Volvo, like Rangda and Tamamo, reflects Sword attacks.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

Volvo appears in the Womb of Grief on floors that have previously been cleared as part of the EX Mission Wardens of Womb of Grief. She appears once the previous Warden, Isis, has been defeated and upon defeat will be replaced with the next Warden, Cybele.

Upon defeat, Volvo can be summoned through a special fusion requiring Titania, Diana and Strigoii once the protagonist reaches level 71.

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

"The top goddess of magic and sorcery, thought to be originally an earth goddess of Greek descent, worshiped by witches. She has a violent, bloodthirsty side, but is also filled with broad-minded love. She is believed to have three aspects as the goddess of fertility, goddess of the new moon, and goddess of necromancy. At night, she is said to wander the land with packs of watchdogs and ghosts she controls with the power of the Netherworld. "
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers compendium

Stats

Megami Tensei II

Volvo Megami Tensei II.gif
Race Level HP MP CP
Femme 58 496 83 -
Formations MAG Macca Item Drops
2 232 464 -
Stamina Intelligence Attack Agility Luck Defense
17 25 13 16 11 6
List of Spells
Ziodyne Curse 3 Song 1


Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei

Megami Tensei II

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Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Femme 58 498 83 17 25 13 16 11 6
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
- 1-2 150 116 -
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Maziodyne 15 MP Massive Elec damage (all enemies)
Curse Extra Chance of instant death (1 enemy)
Sing Extra Puts all foes to sleep


Shin Megami Tensei II

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Race Alignment Level HP MP
Femme Neutral-Chaos 50 486 225
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
85 1 130 88 118 88 19 16
St 15
In 12
Ma 16
Vi 9
Ag 8
Lu 8
Drop Amulet Inherit Curse Moon Aff F
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- - 68 68 68 68 68 Nu Nu 68 68 - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mabufula 11 MP Medium ice damage to a group of foes.
Dormina 3 MP Inflicts Sleep ailment, 1-3 foes.
Marin Karin 6 MP Inflicts Charm ailment, one foe.
Mudo 3 MP Chance to inflict instant Darkness death, two foes.
Makarakarn 6 MP Shields against Magical attacks for one turn, all allies.


Shin Megami Tensei: if...

Volvo if.GIF
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Femme Neutral-Chaos 56 756 333
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
65 1 152 105 138 104 24 20
St 20
In 15
Ma 20
Vi 13
Ag 11
Lu 11
Drop Randy Shot Inherit Dark
Resistances Resists all magic.
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- - 68 68 68 68 48 Nu Nu 48 48 - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Dormina 3 MP Inflicts Sleep ailment to 1-3 foes. (Nerve-type)
Makarakarn 6 MP Shields against Magical attacks for one turn, all allies.
Mabufula 11 MP Medium Ice damage to all foes.
Mudoon 9 MP Chance of inflicting instant death, 3-5 foes.
Ice Breath 8 MP Light Ice damage to 1-3 foes.


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 53
Magic 44
Vitality 47
Agility 49
Luck 48
Femme Neutral-Chaos 67 1,300
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Random Foes/1-3/Gun/None - Drain Weak Strong Strong - - Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - Null - - -
List of Skills
Overdrain Tricky Dance Grand Tack
Silent Prayer Gun Amp

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 49
Magic 41
Vitality 43
Agility 46
Luck 44
Femme Neutral-Chaos 71 580
308
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Random Foes/1-3/Gun/None - Drain Weak Strong Strong - - Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - Null - - -
Natural Skills
Tricky Dance Grand Tack Gun Amp
D-Source Skills
Tricky Dance Gun Amp Drain Gun
Password
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Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

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Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Femme 51 403 131 17 8 12 11 13 7
CP MAG Summon Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.HIT
11 810 Dumb 136 80 140 79 105 28
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - - Magic Gun, Skill
List of Skills
Mazanma Petra Eyes Gun Beam
Diarahan


Gallery

References


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Kyojin Punks - Kin's Head - Metal - Highway Star - Friday - Fallen Monk - Mutant - Assassin - Junkie - Dr. Bacta - Heavy Metal - Redrum - Interipelli
Spirit Zombie - Ghoul - Corpse - Bodyconian - Sakasakubi - Chon Chon - Pisaca - Upyr - Spectre - Spartoi
Machine LB-501A - GDR1000 - Talos
Jaki Orc - Wendigo - Bugbear - Minotaur - Clay Golem - Aim - Cyclops - Stone Golem - Fleurety - Berith - Ekimmu - Azazel
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Haunt Wight - Nosferatu - Mudman - Biwa Hoshi - Lich - Vetala - Dullahan - Hakuma-Bhuta - Utukku - Girimehkala
Night Lemures - Nebiros - Larvae - Leonard - Phantom - Amdusias - Succubus - Celuluk - Sawo Bhaku
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Kaijuu Wyvern - Manticore - Basilisk - Scylla - Apollyon - Typhon - Fenrir - Hydra - Vritra - Nidhoggr - Leviathan - Tiamat
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Tyrant Pazuzu - Bael - Asmodai - Belial - Moloch - Mitra - Astaroth - Beelzebub - Lucifer - Satan
Neutral
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Jirae Kobold - Dwarf - Bucca-Boo - Tanki - Tsuchigumo - Atlas - Sallos - Giant - Upelluri
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Beast Pegasus - Orthrus - Stonka - Tammuz - Yatagarasu - Gryphon - Cerberus - Kyuubi no Kitsune - Chimera - Bai Long
Brute Carbuncle - Kimaris - Forneus - Kwancha - Gaap - Momunofu - Sytry - Arahabaki - Gozuki - Jinn - Mezuki - Purski - Mephistopheles - Oni - Choronzon
Good
Element Earthy Slime - Airy Slime - Aquan Slime - Flamey Slime - Gnome - Sylph - Undine - Vepar - Lakhe - Salamander
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Avatar Naga - Sphinx - Barong - Garuda - Qing Long
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God
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Megami Ame-no-Uzume - Skuld - Arianrhod - Kushinada-Hime - Verdandi - Sarasvati - Freyja - Parvati - Urd - Lakshmi
Amatsukami Ameno Torifune - Tajikarao - Omoikane - Hinokagutsuchi - Takemikazuchi - Tsukuyomi - Amaterasu
Guardians
Fury Ares - Chernobog - Seiten Taisei - Susano-o - Shiva
Lady Ta-weret - Hariti - Kikuri-hime - Durga - Ishtar - Kali
Kunitsukami O-Yamatsumi - Sukunahikona - Hitokotonushi - Sarutahiko - Kotoshironushi - O-namuchi - Takeminakata - Arahabaki
Vile Naragiri - Tezcatlipoca - Nyarlathotep - Amon - Pazuzu - Cthulhu
Magica
Yoma Mercurius - Apsaras - Haokah - Tengu - Djinn - Ganesha - Hanuman
Night Alp - Empusa - Nightmare - Lilim - Vampire - Nyx
Fairy High Pixie - Jack Frost - Jack O'Lantern - Dark Elf - Banshee - Elf - Nadja - Cu Chulain - Oberon - Titania - Dullahan
Tyrant Hecate - Loki - Astaroth - Bael - Mara - Beelzebub - Mephisto - Asmodeus - Satanachia - Lucifer
Aerials
Herald Remiel - Tzaphkiel - Haniel - Raguel - Ophanim - Kushiel - Sariel - Kamael - Metatron - Satan
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Virtue - Dominion
Fallen Ukobach - Gagyson - Betelgeuse - Eligor - Baphomet - Berith - Gaap - Agares - Sargatanas
Dragons
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Snake Nozuchi - Naga - Mizuchi - Oto-hime - Raja Naga - Yurlungur - Vritra - Yamata-no-Orochi
Drake Worm - Wyvern - Tarasque - Nidhoggr - Kingu - Tiamat - Midgardsomr
Birds
Avian Suparna - Phoenix - Yatagarasu - Suzaku - Garuda - Takuhi
Flight Bennu - Ocypete - Kelaino - Aello - Nemhain - Macha - Morrigan
Raptor Chon Chon - Furiae - Gurr - Anzu - Hraesvelgr
Beasts
Avatar Nandi - Sphinx - Narasinha - Anubis - Genbu - Barong
Holy Heqet - Unicorn - Apis - Bastet - Pabilsag - Byakko
Beast Cait Sith - Cu Sith - Nekomata - Orthrus - Selket - Gdon - Kerberos - Pascal I - Pascal II
Wilder Garm - Bicorn - Nue - Gyu-Ki - Black Widow - Scylla - Manticore - Behemoth
Demoniacs
Jirae Knocker - Sudama - Dverger - Tsuchigumo - Ubelluris - Titan
Brute Ihika - Azumi - Hannya - Turdak - Yakshini - Ibaraki Doji - Shuten-Doji - Yaksha
Femme Hag - Lamia - Arachne - Cailleach Bheare - Gorgon - Volvo - Rangda
Jaki Gremlin - Wendigo - Ogre - Rakshasa - Cyclops - Ekimmu - Girimekra - Hecatonchires
Evil Spirits
Undead Zombie Dog - Zombie - Bodyconian - Workaholic - Zombie Priest - Corpse
Haunt Gaki - Ghoul - Ghoulette - Man Eater - Yaka - Vetara
Spirit Poltergeist - Hanged Man - Depth - Inferno - Legion
Fouls
Foul Slime - Jack the Ripper - Chris the Car - Black Ooze - Doppelganger - Old One
Demonoid Spartan - Oracles - Slave - Heracles - Demi-Nandi - Frankie
Humans
Messian Butcher - Neophyte - Executioner - Temple Knight - Gyrator - Terminator - Adept
Gaean Kugutsushi - Jiraiya - Onmyoji - Ashura - Kamen-Hijiri
Elementals
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Vegetation
Wood Audrey - Mandrake - Alraune - Yggdrasil
Enemy-exclusive Races
Machine Crazy Dummy - Iron Maiden - Junk - Golem - Rabbi - Medusa
Vaccine Jaws - Police
Virus Moebius - Spider - Andromeda
Fiend Ghost Q - Alice - Hell's Angel - Matador - Sage of Time
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