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Lucifer

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

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