Lucifer vs. Satan

Lucifer
Satan

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Lucifer

Satan

Nature Embodiment of all Evil. Embodiment of all Evil.
Permanent Residence Hell. Hell.
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.
Other names Lilith, Satan, Devil, Beezelbub, Baal, Enlil, Samael, etc. Lilith, Lucifer, Devil, Beezelbub, Baal, Enlil, Iblis, Shaitan, Samael etc.
Life Span Created By God, but, rebelled against Him. Created By God, but, rebelled against Him.
Identified through his own cunning his own cunning.
Academic Orientation Deceiver. Deceiver.
Health Implications In perpetual Torment, resulting from his rebellion against Almighty God. In perpetual Torment, resulting from his rebellion against Almighty God.
Talkativeness Occult; Ouija boards; witchcraft(the evil kind). Occult; Ouija boards; witchcraft(the evil kind).
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.'
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.
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.
Defined as The Devil. The Devil.
Mainly found in The Abrahamic faiths The Abrahamic faiths
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.
Hinduism No mention of figure by the name Lucifer No mention of figure by the name Satan
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.
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

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October 23, 2013, 2:29am

Dumbass, besides all the idiocy in this entire chart, you said that Adolf Hitler was a disciple of Lucifer??!!!!! He was a Fucking Christian, You RETARD! Some of his beliefs and actions were brought about by extremist following of the Bible, as in word for word and taking it to another level. Judas, was not a disciple of Lucifer, he was in fact a disciple of Jesus Christ. He fell for greed, and fell into a trap of sin. This is done by all people according to those of Christian faith. It's our nature. JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAD DONE SOMETHING WRONG, TERRIBLE, HORRIFIC EVEN, DOESN'T MAKE THEM A DISCIPLE OR FOLLOWER OF LUCIFER.

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May 19, 2011, 12:39am

What does Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism have to do with Satan or Lucifer?!? They don't believe that Yahweh, Satan, or Lucifer even exist! Also I don't think disciples of the devil should be on this since u can't prove that any of them actually were (unless they said so) and two of them didn't believe in the devil. Stalin was an atheist and the pharaoh (which ever one you're referring to since you ignored the fact that there were many pharaohs) never even knew of his existence!

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