We invite you through this new article to discover the story of an angel who became a demon, that we know as Satan or rather Lucifer.
Let us start with the origin of the name Lucifer, it would mean in Latin translation lux-ferre, which means ” Light carrier “. It most often represented the spirit of the air and is associated with knowledge. He was considered the most beautiful of angels and held the rank of leader of the heavenly militia… He is also assimilated to Heylel, a Hebrew word meaning ” Morning Star” according to the Vulgate, which would be the first translation of the Bible into Latin by Saint Jerome. In ancient Rome, lux-ferre referred to the planet Venus, which is also called ” Morning Star ” and could also be observed before sunrise and after sunset.
The question we ask ourselves is the following: what made Lucifer turn away from the Light? Well, it would be his pride and his desire to acquire power, to be equal to God, that pushed him to revolt against him, especially according to the Gnostics because he was accused of wanting to hide the search for knowledge from men. He was driven out of heaven, lost his rank as leader of the heavenly militia and sent to Hell. It was from that moment that Lucifer became Satan, the leader of demons for the followers of the Bible but one of the Four Princes of Hell if we follow the demonic hierarchy established by Abramelin the Wise.
In the Infernal Dictionary, Collin de Plancy provides a more detailed description of Lucifer or Satan as you prefer. Indeed, the hair of this fallen angel would have been replaced by living snakes, he would still bear the mark of divine lightning on his body but the latter would be hidden by black bat wings that he would fold back on his chest. Lucifer would also hold in his hands: on one side a scroll of parchment and on the other a feather of iron that he would like to use to bring down paradise. The latter does not hesitate to tempt men with pride, which is also part of the Great of the 7 deadly sins according to Pope Gregory, and pride would be the greatest of all vices. Only for Collin de Plancy in his hierarchy, Satan is not the supreme leader of the infernal Empire or at least he would have been dethroned by Beelzebub (founder of the order of the fly), and would have become at the same time the leader of the opposition party.
Yet despite the fact that Lucifer is recognized as a demonic creature by Christian tradition, it was only from the early Middle Ages that his term was used to designate Satan. And besides, the terms of devil like the names mentioned above are most often referred to as synonyms such as the Evil One, the Prince of Darkness, the Master of Hell…
If we now ask psychologists about what Lucifer means to them, then here is their answer: he represents man himself and everything he contains as a perversion that can lead him to his downfall.