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5 Things You Never Knew About Satan

Updated on October 30, 2016
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In my spare time i like to read books on the occult and research and investigation into angels, aliens, demons and God and Fairy Tale.

Lucifer
Lucifer

Satan as been around as far as the beginning of time itself. He has made quite a name for himself when it comes on to being blamed for the evil that mankind does. He has even been has brazen as to temp Jesus offering the world which rightfully belongs to the kingdom of God anyway. He is blamed for inciting lust and greed and wants to see the entire destruction of mankind. Who exactly is Satan and why did he end up so bitter and angry? What benefit would the devil really gain in seeing the earth destroyed when so many planets still exist? And if he even succeeds in destroying the earth or taking over the earth, wouldn't God have the power of sound to speak another earth into being? Is the Devil or Satan just a fictional character created by man to elude us in thinking that all evil things done on this earth must be influenced by Satan, intern giving many men a free pass for their atrocities? The devil gets whacked and kicked so much for many things we have never seen him do. A man walks into a convenient store and murders the clerk and then begins to drink is blood, I am sure many would say he is possessed by the devil. But the fact is that he was high as a plane on drugs causing hallucination or probably was being controlled telepathically by the government. But hey, let's throw that wrap on the red horned guy, after all, he is the devil right? There are many interesting and irregular things i am sure you did not know about Satan and I am here to share them with you. Many may ask how is it that I would know any secret about the devil himself. I will leave just a number with you. 616

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1. How He Got To Having So Many Names

Religious syncretism
Religious Syncretism is when different religions come together and fuse the diverse religious beliefs and practices. When several religions groups came together, they looked at each others doctrines and found that they were many in commonalities. However, they all had given what we call Satan many different names based upon that religious history or origin. When they read the doctrine they realized that the groups had all given a name to represent evil of their own. Even though some of those names were common to most people. They kept using these different names to represent the evil being that fought against God. Some names used to represent Lucifer:

  • Devil
  • Satan
  • Father of Lies
  • Antichrist
  • Mammon
  • Evil Spirit
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Serpent

2. What Does The Devil Really Look Like?

Who exactly gave the devil this consistent pointy chin, horned head, fiery redskin, standing on hooves with long red pointy tail and a pitchfork look? Almost everywhere you go this is the picture that has been given to the world on how the devil should be perceived. It is not much different than how they gave us Jesus to look for many years, the model on the the calendar. But this is not about Jesus this is about the Devil. Nowhere in the bible has Lucifer been described as a red skin pitchfork carrying monstrous looking being. In fact that pitchfork Lucifer was given by us to carry is actually a trident probably given to enhance his wicked look. Tridents were more popular in Greek mythology as several of their gods carried tridents such as Poseidon and his son Triton. That piece of pitch seems to be all over the place. As a matter of fact, the pitched fork image portrayed by many artist never came around until the year of paganism which is the 19th century. Artist who wanted to portray evil tried simply to paint what is supposed to be really scary. Truth, God classified Lucifer as an angel of light and one of the most beautiful angels. He was deeply adored by God himself until he wanted to be God himself. So the fact is that the concept of the devil being Ugly and Scary is a deep misinterpretation and he maybe far more beautiful than any male or female on this entire planet.

Temptation
Temptation

3. He Does Buy Souls

How does one actually sell their soul to the devil? Do you shout devil soul for sale? Or you put out an ad in the classified or on eBay for sale of soul? The Selling of your soul to the devil actually stem from German Legend or Folklore. The story was that Faust who is the protagonist of a classic German legend, was a greedy scholar who was highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, so he makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Faust lead to the term Faustian, implying a situation in which an ambitious person surrenders moral integrity in order to achieve power and success for a delimited time. Of course, the devil is a tempter and a deceiver and wants your soul, but in return for the temporary riches, an eternity of agonizing pain.

Falling Angel
Falling Angel

4. Satan is an Angel

Sorry to disappoint the pitchfork devil looking lovers. Lucifer was actually a high ranking angel in heaven who even had his own angels. In Isaiah 14:12 KJV: It reads; How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations. In Job 1:6 we learn that Satan was in heaven with other angels.as the biblical scripture read; "One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord and Satan also came with them. Satan had resided in the house of the Lord and was even considered to be the morning star. His heart however grew with envy and jealousy and wanted to ascend to the thown of God and then was actually booted by the big man himself out of heaven along with his followers of angels. Have you ever heard the term "fallen angel"? Well that is not some Angel walking and tripping on a banana peel. Those were the angels evicted.

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Upside Down Cross
Upside Down Cross

5. The Upside Down Cross Is Not Satan's Symbol

It is said that the Lord God's son, Jesus was crucified on a cross. The cross from that point has since become a symbol of sacrifice and love for all Christians across the globe. It is a reminder of the love and sacrifice that their king Jesus made for the world in which we live in today. Then we have the upside down cross that many believe is tied into something Satanic as what many movies such as the omen would like us to believe. This is frankly not so, in fact, the upside down cross is totally christian and nothing to do with Lucifer. The story of the upside down cross is a remarkable on, writers such as Eusbius and St. Ignatius of Antioch made reference to part of the life of St. Peter regarding the cross. St Peter was crucified in Rome by order of Emperor Nero (Not to stray from the topic but if any one of you have ever used a DVD burning software called Nero Burning ROM, this is actually where it got its name from) Emperor Nero was against the religion of Christianity. He burned many buildings and destroyed bibles and books of Christianity. He had sanctioned that St Peter be crucified. St Peter however not wanting to dishonor the great sacrifice that Jesus had made, requested to be crucified upside down as a means to show humility worn by those who, in the same spirit of Peter, wish to pay respect to the sacrifice made by Christ

Conclusion

History is plentiful with many books depicting a vast amount of information. Some true but some changed to suite some race or cause of men. But the truth can never be totally suppressed as just like when volcano is ready to truly expose it's power, so will the truth rise and burn away the doctrine of lies. Lucifer, Jesus, Adam and Eve. We have never been given the real story of life and is fed part information or doctored data. But on day the truth will all set us free.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      I always find it interesting the differences between the Jewish view of Satan (that he is an angel that works for God) and the Christian view (that he is a fallen angel that works against God). Interesting hub, thanks for sharing.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      I find it fascinating comparing all religions views on who is Satan.. an interesting read my friend.. hmm :)

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      hello frank..thanks bro.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great read, Clive. I always enjoy reading the viewpoints and interpretations of others. Thanks for sharing.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Thanks for your input billy, well appreciated.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for the hub, i didn't know there is such upside down cross, yes, different countries use different words to pronounce satan

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Yes peach, the devil has many names, some even call him clive,,,,,just kidding. Thanks for the welcomes visit

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      One thing I enjoy is reading an article that has been researched correctly. The understanding of the upside cross aka Peter's death not being worthy to be crucified as Christ is not often discussed.

      Frankly I've never understood how people get the images of what the devil looks like unless they are comparing it to the teachings in Revelation.

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      I knew some of these and YES I have been called Satan and lots of other evil things just around Hubpages.

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Now, lady Guinevere , how would anyone call you satan when you are such a nice lady

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      LOL LOL LOL

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      Penny Sworth 22 months ago

      The Truth is somewhere out there... somewhere in The Twilight Zone.

      Thank You!

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      Angela 15 months ago

      Thank you ....

      That is great history to know more about.

      Franckly speaking,I tried several religion practices get nothing but confusing head...lol

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      Clive Williams 15 months ago from Nibiru

      @Angela, religion and politics is the most confusing thing in thw world (or so they want us to believe) Try righteousness instead.

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      Yoleen Lucas 15 months ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      Thanks for this insightful article. I knew these facts because I attended a Christian high school. They are important to know, because peopke are more easily decieved by things disguised as beautiful, or if they are ignorant.

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      Clive Williams 15 months ago from Nibiru

      @say yes to life, thats quite true.

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      Ashley TKL 14 months ago

      Hello, Clive. Your hub's description of Satan is right. Yet I want to point out that he truly is the deceiver. The father of lies. The accuser. Whatever he looked like. Humans like you and I, sin. We are flesh. But within us, we have a spirit. Satan used our weaknesses against us. I believe time and again you do have thoughts warring in your mind. What you believe prevails. a person's true self who knows the truth tries to fight the lies fed but if the flesh person persists, the spirit gives in to the WILL. Which we are all given. Thank you for the platform for sharing, Clive. Be blessed.

      Sincerely,

      GJAB TKL.

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      Clive Williams 14 months ago from Nibiru

      @ginjill ashberry, thanks for your input, very appreciated.

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      Ashley TKL 14 months ago

      Thanks. Actually, while I was adding a lot more to the comments which is actually a sharing, my time was up and i found out all that I typed was not published but the initial of my who,e sharing. Regarding the cross, it was never mentioned that we should fashion something, ie statues, accessories of the cross. It is in actual human's symbolism.. Not an idol of worship. Thank you, Clive. Hope to be able to learn and share together. Thank you.

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      Clive Williams 14 months ago from Nibiru

      ginjill ashberry...you are most welcome dear.

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      mpescatori 14 months ago

      Satan? The correct Hebrew name is "Shaitàn" which means "the Antagonist". There is one episode I once came across in the Old Testament where YHWH himself appoints an Angel "Be the Shaitàn to this man" meaning "you be the accusing prosecutor in his trial".

      The episode often quoted, Isaiah 14:12 actually refers to a King of babylon who thought himself as great but was alerady falling... read the whole Chapter, not just the verse...

      The Devil with goat's legs and horns and a tail? Nothing more than the newborn Roman Church's attempt at "demonizing" a Roman God, Pan, overseer of the forests and protector of wildlfe. incidentally, Pan was mild mannered and a prankster at best, but never cruel nor evil.

      Same applies to the Devil having bats' wings... superstition.

      The interesting point is that Judaism has little place for "the Devil", whereas in Christianity It has become almost indespensable - you cannot be a good Christian if you do not fight the devil.

      Believe it or not, the only Religion of the past with a "God Vs Devil" perennial struggle was Mazdeism, the religion of the andcient Persians...

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      Clive Williams 14 months ago from Nibiru

      @mpescatori, Never knew about the Hebrew name Shaitan. Different race and people classify the devil with all types of names. I need to look further at that Mazdeism.

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      Just Me 13 months ago

      I don't know. I don't think the devil is strictly "evil" in the conventional sense. I mean really, God is omnipotent and all powerful, etc. but he didn't for see one of his creations rebelling? Not likely. I kind of like the idea from the move Drive Angry, where one of the characters refers to Satan as being "just a warden in a big prison for condemned souls." I think more or less, God created Lucifer with the intention of there being a fall, and for there to be a hell. Because, if God really wanted humans to have "free will," then there needed to be more than one option other than God. Otherwise, no Devil, god would be saying hey, you have free will, but you have no other choices than my path. The fact is, there is no light without darkness, no good without evil.

      So to boil it down, i'm saying Satan not really evil, but essentially fulfilling a necessary role in the universe.

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      Clive Williams 13 months ago from Nibiru

      @just me, but is the role he is filling really essential?

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      Just Me 13 months ago

      @clivewilliams I think so. Ultimately he is temptation. Without temptation, why would someone choose anything other than what's "right." What would be the point of having a choice, if there is nothing to entice to choose differently?

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      Ashley TKL 13 months ago

      Mpescatori,

      Which verse of the old testament? Pleases share. Shaitan is similar to Quran name for Satan.

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      GetFactsnotHype 13 months ago

      Nice pictures. I too have a page on the Devil called Satan Myths Lucifer, Morningstar and 666. I also have one on Hellfire Myths: Hell, Fire and Damnation.

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      Clive Williams 13 months ago from Nibiru

      Ok, will check out your hubs

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 12 months ago from The Caribbean

      Interesting and informative. Thanks for replacing the myths with the facts. It helps to know that the devil is not always ugly.

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      Clive Williams 12 months ago from Nibiru

      @MsDora, evil does not come as ghouls and monsters, but as presidents and ministers. Satan was Gods most precious and beautiful angel. God never created anything ugly.

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      hubber8893 12 months ago

      Very informing, detailed and organized text. Thanks for sharing it, I really got to know something new from it about the Satan.

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      Clive Williams 12 months ago from Nibiru

      @hubber8893. I am glad my article could be of assistance to you.

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      stella vadakin 12 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi, your hub is very interesting and really held my attention. I just have to say that there are many things we do not know. Glad to meet you. Stella

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      Clive Williams 12 months ago from Nibiru

      Thank you stella, nice that you find my hub interesting. Yes, there a soooo many things we do not know, so many history hidden.

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