Satan (Hebrew: הַשָּׂטָן ha-Satan, "the opposer",) is the leader of fallen angels and adversary to God, particularly in Abrahamic religions. In Theistic Satanism, Satan is considered a positive force and deity who is either woshipped or revered. In LaVeyan Satanism, Satan is regarded as holding virtuous characteristics.
It is the title of various entities, both human and divine, who challenge the faith of humans in the Hebrew Bible. In Christianity, the title became a personal name, and "Satan" changed from an accuser appointed by God to test men's faith to the chief of the rebellious fallen angels ("the devil" in Christianity, "Shaitan" in Arabic, the term used by Arab Christians and Muslims). In Islam, a shayṭān is any evil creature, whether human, animal or spirit. With the definite article, the Shayṭān is Iblis, the Devil.
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... Satan has been cast out from hell and banished to Earth under decree of heaven ... The film follows Satan throughout much of recorded history ... Quoting the movie directly, God said to Satan, "But know thee that for each man yielding to thy temptation the doom upon thee shalt be prolonged by one hundred years, but for each one resisting thee, thou shalt be ...
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... "Satan Live" is a 1996 single by Orbital ... Satan Live" was one of Orbital's biggest hits, the CD version reaching number 3 in the UK singles chart (their highest ever position in that chart) while the ... The original studio version of "Satan" was released on the III EP in 1990, and on the US version of the album Orbital ...
... "Les Litanies de Satan" is a poem by Charles Baudelaire, published as part of Les Fleurs du mal ... of the Catholic Mass, or it substitutes Satan for Mary and liturgy directed towards her ... The poet empathises with Satan, who has also experienced injustice and can have pity for those who are outcasts ...
Famous quotes containing the word satan:
“But Satan now is wiser than of yore,
And tempts by making rich, not making poor.”
—Alexander Pope (16881744)
“The LORD said to Satan, Where have you come from? Satan answered the LORD, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Job 1:7.
“None can re-enter there
No thief so politic,
No Satan with a royal trick
Steal in by window, chink, or hole,
To bind or unbind, add what lacked,
Insert a leaf, or forge a name,
New-face or finish what is packed,
Alter or mend eternal fact.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)