Biphron, also called Lossoth or Lightkeeper, is an enemy in the Castlevania series. He is an old hunchback demon who carries a lantern whose glow illuminates dark graveyards. He searches among graves and lights magical torches among them. It is told that he also knows much wise lore. Biphron walks slowly back and forth, occasionally flinging fireballs or creating fountains of flames at those who get near him.


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Illustration of Bifrons from the Dictionnaire Infernal (1863).

In demonology, Bifrons is a demon, Earl of Hell, with sixty legions of demons under his command. He first appears in the form of a monster, but at the command of those who summon him, changes his shape into that of a man. He is supposed to make one knowledgeable in astrology, geometry, and other sciences and arts, as well as teaching the virtues of precious stones, woods and herbs.

He takes corpses from their graves and deposit them into new ones. He also sometimes puts magic lights above graves, which in turn appear like candles.

In the US version of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Bifrons' name was changed to Lossoth. In Tolkien's lore, the Lossoth were a race of snowmen of Forochel who could glide on ice by tying bones to their feet, made their houses of snow and possessed "carts without wheels", probably sleighs. It is unclear why Bifrons, a demon who is particularly related to fire, was renamed to a race of snow dwelling people.


While his appearance and slow pacing may hint the other way, Biphrons can be annoying enemies to deal with (more so if they come in numbers) and it's recommended to dispatch of them as soon as they are encountered. If the player allows them to attack, they will unleash fountains of flames or three fireballs in an arcing pattern which will fall at different distances between each other. These attacks will be launched sporadically and unpredictably, which may or may not end in a quick barrage of them combined altogether, sometimes covering most of the screen and leaving little time or space to retaliate.

Even if all of their attacks are Fire based, they don't inflict particularly serious damage, although they may stun-lock the player and leave them open to attacks from other enemies.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Biphron
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Lossoth-1- 81. Lossoth  (Bifrons) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night
Searches among graves and knows much wise lore. Level: 20
HP: 99
Exp: 50
Drop: Sirloin, Firebrand
Aos biphron 79. Biphron  (Bifrons) [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
Spirit creature whose glow illuminates dark graveyards. Strong: Flame
Weak: Sword, Poison, Curse
HP: 380
MP: 300
Exp: 280
Atk: 45
Def: 30
Soul: Napalm Flare
Underground Cemetery
Lightkeeper 102. Lightkeeper  (Bifrons) [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A demon who lights magical torches on graves. Strong: Fire
Weak: Whip, Slash, Ice, Poison
HP: 220
Exp: 250
Skill Pt: 8
Forgotten City, Dark Academy, 13th Street, Nest of Evil

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Biphron
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Sirloin Icon Sirloin (Beef) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Sirloin steak [use] Food (Meat)
HP +100
Find: Castle Keep
Drop: Lossoth, Minotaur
Firebrand Icon Firebrand (Fire Sword of Agni) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Fire sword of Oberon Sword
Attrib: Cut, Fire
ATT +25
Buy: $10,000 (later) Drop: Lossoth
Effect: ↓↘→ + [Attack] Fire blast (ATK 40 for 5 MP)
Red Soul Biphron - Napalm Flare - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Shoots out a series of exploding fireballs. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Flame
Consume: 35 MP 
85 AP
Rarity: 20
Drop: Biphron