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Lucifer versus Satan comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartLuciferSatan
Mainly found in The Abrahamic faiths The Abrahamic faiths
Buddhism No mention of figure by the name Lucifer No mention of figure by the name Satan, but there is a figure named "Mara" who tried to tempt Buddha.
Symbol Usually by a goat or man with two horns on his head and a tail. Usually by a goat or a man with two horns on his head and a tail.
Embodiment of Evil Evil
Hinduism No mention of figure by the name Lucifer No mention of figure by the name Satan
Christianity Lucifer is believed to be originally an angel who rebelled against God - and also the one who spoke through the serpent and seduced Eve into disobeying God's command. His ultimate goal is to lead people away from the love of God. Satan is believed to be originally an angel who rebelled against God — and also the one who spoke through the serpent and seduced Eve into disobeying God's command. His ultimate goal is to lead people away from the love of God.
Embodiment of Evil Evil
Nature Embodiment of all Evil. Embodiment of all Evil.
Physical attributes Originally a beautiful angel, but, after the fall, usually horns on his head, and/or tail; sometimes as a snake or serpent. Usually horns on his head and/or a tail; sometimes as a snake or serpent.
Permanent Residence Hell. Hell.
Life Span Created By God, but, rebelled against Him. Created By God, but, rebelled against Him.
Other names Lilith, Satan, Devil, Beezelbub, Baal, Enlil, Samael, etc. Lilith, Lucifer, Devil, Beezelbub, Baal, Enlil, Iblis, Shaitan, Samael etc.
Permanent Residence Hell. Hell.
Identified through his own cunning his own cunning.
Academic Orientation Deceiver. Deceiver.
Most noted recruits or disciples Hitler, Stalin, Judas Iscariot, Aleister Crowley,Anton Levay, The Pharaoh, Ahab and Jezebel,King Herod the Great, Herodias, Countess Elisabeth Bathory, Emperor Nero, Jack the Ripper, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Clifford Olson, etc., Judas Iscariot, the Pharaoh, Hitler, Stalin, Anton LeVay, Alistair Crowley, Clifford Olson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Osama bin Laden, Jezabel, Herod the Great, Herodias and Salome, John Wayne Gacey.
Other names Lilith, Satan, Devil, Beezelbub, Baal, Enlil, Samael, etc. Lilith, Lucifer, Devil, Beezelbub, Baal, Enlil, Iblis, Shaitan, Samael etc.
Health Implications In perpetual Torment, resulting from his rebellion against Almighty God. In perpetual Torment, resulting from his rebellion against Almighty God.
Buddhism No mention of figure by the name Lucifer No mention of figure by the name Satan, but there is a figure named "Mara" who tried to tempt Buddha.
Most noted recruits or disciples Hitler, Stalin, Judas Iscariot, Aleister Crowley,Anton Levay, The Pharaoh, Ahab and Jezebel,King Herod the Great, Herodias, Countess Elisabeth Bathory, Emperor Nero, Jack the Ripper, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Clifford Olson, etc., Judas Iscariot, the Pharaoh, Hitler, Stalin, Anton LeVay, Alistair Crowley, Clifford Olson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Osama bin Laden, Jezabel, Herod the Great, Herodias and Salome, John Wayne Gacey.
Talkativeness Occult; Ouija boards; witchcraft(the evil kind). Occult; Ouija boards; witchcraft(the evil kind).
Christianity Lucifer is believed to be originally an angel who rebelled against God - and also the one who spoke through the serpent and seduced Eve into disobeying God's command. His ultimate goal is to lead people away from the love of God. Satan is believed to be originally an angel who rebelled against God — and also the one who spoke through the serpent and seduced Eve into disobeying God's command. His ultimate goal is to lead people away from the love of God.
Buddhism No mention of figure by the name Lucifer No mention of figure by the name Satan, but there is a figure named "Mara" who tried to tempt Buddha.
Zoroastrianism In Zoroastrianism, the Devil was never an angel of God, but, was always an entity of Evil. Zoroastrianism identifies the Devil as the god of Evil, and is called 'Angra Mainy,' or 'Ahriman.'
Nature Embodiment of all Evil. Embodiment of all Evil.
Christianity Lucifer is believed to be originally an angel who rebelled against God - and also the one who spoke through the serpent and seduced Eve into disobeying God's command. His ultimate goal is to lead people away from the love of God. Satan is believed to be originally an angel who rebelled against God — and also the one who spoke through the serpent and seduced Eve into disobeying God's command. His ultimate goal is to lead people away from the love of God.
Personal Attributes Malevolence. Malevolence.
Physical attributes Originally a beautiful angel, but, after the fall, usually horns on his head, and/or tail; sometimes as a snake or serpent. Usually horns on his head and/or a tail; sometimes as a snake or serpent.
Nature Embodiment of all Evil. Embodiment of all Evil.
Bestows upon humanity Curses. Curses.
Life Span Created By God, but, rebelled against Him. Created By God, but, rebelled against Him.
Physical attributes Originally a beautiful angel, but, after the fall, usually horns on his head, and/or tail; sometimes as a snake or serpent. Usually horns on his head and/or a tail; sometimes as a snake or serpent.
Occupations Deceiving the faithful, while they are still on Earth. Deceiving the faithful, while they are still on Earth.
Identified through his own cunning his own cunning.
Life Span Created By God, but, rebelled against Him. Created By God, but, rebelled against Him.
Identified through his own cunning his own cunning.
Symbol Usually by a goat or man with two horns on his head and a tail. Usually by a goat or a man with two horns on his head and a tail.
Academic Orientation Deceiver. Deceiver.
Academic Orientation Deceiver. Deceiver.
Defined as The Devil. The Devil.
Health Implications In perpetual Torment, resulting from his rebellion against Almighty God. In perpetual Torment, resulting from his rebellion against Almighty God.
Health Implications In perpetual Torment, resulting from his rebellion against Almighty God. In perpetual Torment, resulting from his rebellion against Almighty God.
Mainly found in The Abrahamic faiths The Abrahamic faiths
Talkativeness Occult; Ouija boards; witchcraft(the evil kind). Occult; Ouija boards; witchcraft(the evil kind).
Talkativeness Occult; Ouija boards; witchcraft(the evil kind). Occult; Ouija boards; witchcraft(the evil kind).
Hinduism No mention of figure by the name Lucifer No mention of figure by the name Satan
Zoroastrianism In Zoroastrianism, the Devil was never an angel of God, but, was always an entity of Evil. Zoroastrianism identifies the Devil as the god of Evil, and is called 'Angra Mainy,' or 'Ahriman.'
Zoroastrianism In Zoroastrianism, the Devil was never an angel of God, but, was always an entity of Evil. Zoroastrianism identifies the Devil as the god of Evil, and is called 'Angra Mainy,' or 'Ahriman.'
Embodiment of Evil Evil
Personal Attributes Malevolence. Malevolence.
Personal Attributes Malevolence. Malevolence.
Bestows upon humanity Curses. Curses.
Occupations Deceiving the faithful, while they are still on Earth. Deceiving the faithful, while they are still on Earth.
Bestows upon humanity Curses. Curses.
Defined as The Devil. The Devil.
Occupations Deceiving the faithful, while they are still on Earth. Deceiving the faithful, while they are still on Earth.
Permanent Residence Hell. Hell.
Mainly found in The Abrahamic faiths The Abrahamic faiths
Symbol Usually by a goat or man with two horns on his head and a tail. Usually by a goat or a man with two horns on his head and a tail.
Other names Lilith, Satan, Devil, Beezelbub, Baal, Enlil, Samael, etc. Lilith, Lucifer, Devil, Beezelbub, Baal, Enlil, Iblis, Shaitan, Samael etc.
Hinduism No mention of figure by the name Lucifer No mention of figure by the name Satan
Defined as The Devil. The Devil.
Most noted recruits or disciples Hitler, Stalin, Judas Iscariot, Aleister Crowley,Anton Levay, The Pharaoh, Ahab and Jezebel,King Herod the Great, Herodias, Countess Elisabeth Bathory, Emperor Nero, Jack the Ripper, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Clifford Olson, etc., Judas Iscariot, the Pharaoh, Hitler, Stalin, Anton LeVay, Alistair Crowley, Clifford Olson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Osama bin Laden, Jezabel, Herod the Great, Herodias and Salome, John Wayne Gacey.

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