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Satan appears frequently as a character in works of literature and popular culture. Sometimes, the reference is oblique, and satanic characters may exhibit attributes of Satan without the connection being made explicit.[citation needed] In Christian tradition the figure of Satan, or the devil, personifies evil. By the mid-twentieth century Satan had become just a metaphor to most people in Western cultures. However Satan still had a role in culture as a representation of evil. Popular interest in Satan increased towards the end of the twentieth century, with films like The Omen and The Exorcist drawing large audiences. Today Satan remains a common figure in popular culture.[1] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Look up trivia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Plot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... Many writers have incorporated the character of Satan into their works. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... This is an overview of the Devil. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The Exorcist is a horror novel written by William Peter Blatty first published in 1971. ...

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Main article: Satan in literature

Many writers have incorporated the character of Satan into their works. ...

Devil's Dictionary definition

Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary gives a satirical definition of Satan: Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – 1914?) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist, today best known for his Devils Dictionary. ... The Devils Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce offers an interesting reinterpretation of the English language in which cant and political double-talk were neatly lampooned. ...


SATAN, n. One of the Creator's lamentable mistakes, repented in sackcloth and ashes. Being instated as an archangel, Satan made himself multifariously objectionable and was finally expelled from Heaven. Halfway in his descent he paused, bent his head in thought a moment and at last went back. "There is one favor that I should like to ask," said he.
"Name it."
"Man, I understand, is about to be created. He will need laws."
"What, wretch! You, his appointed adversary, charged from the dawn of eternity with hatred of his soul — you ask for the right to make his laws?"
"Pardon; what I have to ask is that he be permitted to make them himself."
It was so ordered.


Comics

  • In Marvel Comics, several high-level demons, such as Mephisto, Azazel, Marduk Kurios, and Satanish, control different aspects of Hell and claim to be the Biblical Satan. Some have theorized that these demons constitute a "composite Satan", while others believe they simply utilize the name of an even more powerful demon to sow fear among their enemies. And in Vertigo comics, the figure of the devil is portrayed by Lucifer Morningstar, the fallen angel and former ruler of hell.
  • The webcomic Sinfest.

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The devil in film and television

In the film Legend, the devil is characterized in the Lord of Darkness.

Generally when Satan is depicted in movies and television, he is represented as a red-skinned man with horns on his head, hoofs, tail, and pitchfork, while often he is represented as a plain human being, and, in rare instances, only his voice is heard. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 574 pixelsFull resolution (1359 × 975 pixel, file size: 178 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) THE DEVIL a. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 574 pixelsFull resolution (1359 × 975 pixel, file size: 178 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) THE DEVIL a. ...


Popular portrayals of Satan include Warner Bros. cartoons (such as Satan's Waitin' (1954)), William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973), Richard Donner's The Omen (1976), Ridley Scott's Legend (1985), End of Days (1999), Oh, God! You Devil (1984), and Comedy Central's South Park. “WB” redirects here. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Friedkin (born August 29, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Academy Award-winning American movie and television director, producer and screenwriter best known for directing The Exorcist and The French Connection in the early 1970s. ... The Exorcist is a horror novel written by William Peter Blatty first published in 1971. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Richard Donner (born Richard Donald Schwartzberg on April 24, 1930) is an American film director and also producer through the production company, The Donners Company, he and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler-Donner, own. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields, South Tyneside) is a British film director and producer. ... Legend is a 1985 fantasy film released by 20th Century Fox (in Europe) and Universal Pictures (in the U.S. and Canada), directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, and Billy Barty. ... This article is about the year. ... End of Days is a 1999 action/horror film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Peter Hyams. ... This article is about the year. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... This article is about the TV series. ...


Including Satan as a personification of evil holds many narrative opportunities. Others have portrayed a human character's struggles with Satan to mark human foibles and failings in the attempt to live a good life — for example, Bedazzled (1967, remade 2000) and Oh, God! You Devil (1984). And in the horror/suspense genre, including Satan provides for a gripping, nearly all-powerful foe, as seen in The Omen trilogy. Many films and television programs have portrayed the Devil in one form or another. Among these are: This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Film

  • Al Pacino starred as Satan taking the form of a lawyer in the movie Devil's Advocate, and in Constantine, the Devil is portrayed by Peter Stormare as a barefoot human wearing a white suit and leaving greasy black footprints wherever he goes. In Spawn, the devil is know as Malebolgia, a demonic ruler of the various realms, offers him a Faustian deal, if Al Simmons becomes his eternal servant and leader of Hell's army in Armageddon, he will be able to return to Earth to see his beloved wife, Wanda Blake.
  • In Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, the main character (played by Mia Farrow) becomes pregnant by Satan and has his child. In The Ninth Gate, the main character (played by Johnny Depp) is involved in finding a missing book with details for summoning Satan.
  • Another interesting use of Satan in recent horror fiction and film is the evangelical aim of William Peter Blatty in his book and the subsequent film, The Exorcist. He has explained that his goal was to portray the ultimate evil as a way of reminding the world of the need to believe in the ultimate good, God.
  • The 1987 Alan Parker film Angel Heart features a character played by Robert De Niro named Louis Cyphre who enlists the help of the central character Harry Angel played by Mickey Rourke to track down the missing crooner Johnny Favourite. The story features black magic and satanism extensively, and the twist at the end is that Johnny Favourite had previously sold his soul to the Devil, but had managed to evade honouring his side of the arrangement by taking on another mans body and mind. That man was in fact Harry Angel and the mysterious Louis Cyphre was in fact Satan intent on completing the deal that Johhny Favourite had managed to avoid for so long. In a clever play on words Louis Cyphre sounds very similar to Lucifer which gives viewers a hint of what is to follow.

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TV

  • In Charmed, The Source of All Evil is an elected (or descended) king of all the demons, comparable to the devil, which he is referred to as once in season one. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the First Evil an entity composed of all evil in the world -older than time, but the true "devil" of the Buffyverse was a rather ordinary horned demon who plays tennis called Izzerial, who appeared in Angel as a member of the nefarious Circle of the Black Thorn commanded by the malevolent, unseen, and also devil-like Senior Partners.
  • South Park, for example, makes a political point by portraying Satan in an abusive sexual relationship with (the apparently more evil) Saddam Hussein; indeed, while Satan is sometimes portrayed as evil, he is just as often a sympathetic character whom God once referred to as "a whiny little bitch."
  • The science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 offers an interesting perspective (not only for this case, but many gods of various religions). The alien character Sokar, a Goa'uld, takes the persona of Satan, and become one of the most powerful of his species, possessing a great army with which he wanted to take control over all other System Lords and subsequently the galaxy itself. He even created his own Hell on Ne'tu (alike Apokolips, another fiction hell analogy), the satellite of his homeworld Delmak, where he sends his enemies for torture and punishment.
  • Him, a character on the animated series, The Powerpuff Girls, is a cheerfully evil, red-skinned, lobster-clawed, cross-dressing demon. The narrator states that Him is so evil that his real name (whether or not it is Satan) should never be mentioned.
  • In the Cartoon Network series Cow and Chicken, the prime antagonist is a naked devil-like character aptly named The Red Guy. Here, Satan is a portrayed as more of an incompetent con-man than a truly malicious figure.
  • Early proposals of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier had the Enterprise crew encountering Satan. This was later changed so that the being shown in the film was a very powerful alien.
  • In the 2006 Doctor Who two part episode, The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit, Satan is referred to as "the Beast" and is trapped inside a pit within a planet orbiting a black hole. In the Torchwood season one finale, End of Days, the "son of the great Beast" is featured, the demon Abaddon.
  • In the TV show Pokemon when the PokéRap is sung in English, the lyrics “gotta catch ’em all” are alleged to say “I love Satan” or “oh Satan” when played backwards. This has left some Christians and Christian organizations believing that Pokémon subliminally encourages Satanism. However, this is obviously not true, because when the lyrics are played backwards, only gibberish can be heard.
  • The adult animated comedy show Aaagh! It's the Mr. Hell Show is hosted by Mr Hell who bears a striking resemblance to Satan himself.
  • In Supernatural Satan, known as Lucifier, is referred to as the god of demons who made them what they are today.

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Videogames

  • In the video game franchise Shin Megami Tensei, Satan is depicted as a 'shinrei' or servant of God, YHWH. He takes the form of a human who fits the typical image of a metal rock star, while as a demon he appears like a skull faced dragon with insect parts. Meanwhile, Lucifer, Beelzebub, and other names attributed to Satan are very different entities.
  • In the video game Persona 3, Satan can be used as a persona.
  • In Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Satan is the final boss, using the name Lou. Satan plays a large role in the story, acting as a shady agent for the band throughout the story. In the end, the player plays a metal-inspired version of The Devil Went Down to Georgia in a boss battle against him.

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Music

The musical interval of an Augmented 4th is sometimes known as tritone and "The Devil In Music" (lat. Diabolus in musica), a name given to it circa. 1400, given its unusual sound. Composers were encouraged to stay away from the interval, and whilst it is sometimes found in non-religious music of the time, it was never used in religious music until the existing system of keys came into use. For other uses, see Tritone (disambiguation). ... Diabolus in Musica is the eighth album by the thrash metal band Slayer. ...

  • Charley Daniels tells the story of the Devil getting beat in a fiddle playing contest in The Devil Went Down to Georgia (1979).
  • Several musicians, including Robert Johnson (musician) and Tommy Johnson, have legends claiming they received their musical ability from a deal with the Devil. The story of a Blues musician meeting the Devil at a Crossroads (culture) is a common theme in American musical lore, appearing for example in the movie Crossroads (1986 film). Many other folk-blues bands like Slim Cessna's Auto Club and The Bad Faith Compromise have songs and even entire albums conceptually dedicated to the idea of a folky "Old Scratch" devil character.
  • Satan has also featured in modern popular music. Many rock stars, such as the Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden and AC/DC. Many of Osbourne's albums (both solo and with his former group, Black Sabbath), for example, have criticized devil worship, although some Christian groups have interpreted it as glorification. The Rolling Stones recorded a song called "Sympathy for the Devil," which was later covered by Guns N' Roses for the movie Interview with the Vampire which was based on a novel by Anne Rice. American group the Pixies sang "If man is 5 and the devil is 6 then God is 7!". On the 2004 Insane Clown Posse concept album about Hell, The Wraith: Hell's Pit, Satan is referred to as "The Witch". In Randy Newman's own 1993 musical and subsequent 1995 studio album version of Faust, he plays Satan. Some listeners have claimed to find Satanic messages concealed in other popular music by playing records backwards. The best example of this alleged backmasking is Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" in which lyrics are rumored to be satanic, even though Led Zeppelin has denied the allegations.
  • Satan and Hell are common themes in Heavy Metal Music. This is notoriously common in Black Metal where most lyrical themes are about Satan, Hell, and anti-Christianity which has meant black metal remains a somewhat underground genre.
  • Singing Comedian Stephen Lynch does a song entitled "Beelz" on his album The Craig Machine. In the song Stephen, portraying the Devil, starts with a low raspy voice that is usually associated with the Devil and then jumps into cheerful falsetto.
  • In Tenacious D's "Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)", from the album/movie The Pick of Destiny the duo literally confront the Devil in a "rock-off challenge". Also in the video of Fuck Her Gently, the devil is featured as the character that the D are singing too along with a She-Devil
  • In the song "Hellfire (rain on you)", One of the musical segments from the TV show Sifl and Olly, the show's titular protagonists travel to hell to "hear a good rock band" and wind up in an improptu rock-off contest with the Devil; who questionable wins. One of the creators of the show, Liam Lynch, would later go on to create The Pick of Destiny which would have a similar confrontation between Tenacious D and the Devil.
  • Country singer/guitarist Buck Owens has a song called "Satan's Got To Get Along Without Me", which is on the movie The Devil's Rejects.

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U.S. Justice

In 1971, Gerald Mayo brought a civil rights action in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Satan and his servants who allegedly placed deliberate obstacles in Mayo's path and caused Mayo's downfall. In this U.S. court's written opinion, the court did not deny the existence of Satan; rather, the court asserted that it was unlikely that Satan was ever present in the geographic area included in the Western District of Pennsylvania, stating, "We question whether plaintiff may obtain personal jurisdiction over the defendant in this judicial district." In what was clearly a jocular reference to The Devil and Daniel Webster, the court implied that Satan might live in New Hampshire, stating, "While the official reports disclose no case where this defendant has appeared as defendant there is an unofficial account of a trial in New Hampshire where this defendant filed an action of mortgage foreclosure as plaintiff." This appears to be the only published legal case in the United States regarding the existence of Satan and, at present, the United States' official position would seem to be that Satan may exist and, if so, Satan might be found in New Hampshire. United States ex rel. ... Daniel argues while the Devil whispers in the judges ear. ...


Politics

Middle-Eastern fundamentalist critics of United States, especially critics and politicians from Iran, sometimes refer to the US as "The Great Satan." Likewise the State of Israel is sometimes referred to as the "Little Satan." The Great Satan (Persian شيطان بزرگ, Shaytan Bozorg) is a common epithet for the United States of America in Iranian foreign policy statements. ...


Venezuela's Hugo Chavez made a similar comment, telling he smelled sulfur, implying that George Bush was Satan. President Hugo Chávez Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (born July 28, 1954) has been the President of Venezuela since 1999. ...


See also

Faust has inspired artistic and cultural works for over four centuries. ... Satan is the name of a preternatural being in some religions. ...

References

  1. ^ Kurtz, Lester R., 2007, Gods in the Global Village: The World's Religions in Sociological Perspective, Pine Forge Press, ISBN 1-412-92715-3, p. 153.
  • The Comics Go to Hell: A Visual History of the Devil in Comics (by Fredrik Stromberg, 360 pages, Fantagraphics Books, 2005, ISBN 1560976160)
  • The Lure of the Dark Side: Satan & Western Demonology in Popular Culture (by Eric S. Christianson and Christopher Patridge, 256 pages, Equinox Publishing Ltd, SW11, 2008, ISBN 1845533100)
  • The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema (by Nikolas Schreck, 256 pages, Creation Books, 2001, ISBN 1840680431)

 
 

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