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The Three Faces Of Devil

A Villain is just a victim whose story hasn't been told.

Hey people. Happy Sunday. In case you wanted to know, Earth's wobble of axis causes the Sahara to cycle between desert and grassland every 23,000 years. Before we move forward, I would like to tell you all that this blog doesn't support promoting religious differences. I just try to take good wherever I can find it.

Moving on, The Devil has played an important part in religious works. Taking different forms in different religions, the 3 most prominent faces of the devil are Satan, Lucifer and Mephisto. These are taken from different dialects like Hebrew, Judaism, Christianity etc. Each of them produces a story worth listening to. They are mainly based on Satan of the Old Testament, an angelic member of God's court who torments job in the Book Of Job.

Our first form of Satan appeared in Dante Alighieri's Inferno. Encased in the ninth circle of hell, this Satan is portrayed as a giant demon, frozen mid-breast who feasts on sinners. Satan has three faces and a pair of bat-like wings affixed under each chin. But, this dude is also an object of pity, whose powerless beating of wings only encases him further in ice. Inferno's protagonist Dante himself, escapes hell, feeling both disgust and pity for Satan. This is the price you do for doing evil. The reason for Satan's this punishment was his lust to be as powerful as divine. I am more pitiful for this creature. All his fault was that he was ambitious. Kinda makes me go against the god a little bit. But, maybe He has his own reasons.

The second one is Lucifer. Depicted in John Milton's Paradise lost, this form of the devil was introduced in the 17th century. Lucifer was an angel who started a rebellion against god stating that they had become too powerful. Kicked out of Heaven, he decides to stay in hell stating that he'd rather rule in hell than serve in heaven. Another ambiguous figure.

The last form of the devil is Mephisto. He was introduced in the German Legend of Doctor Faust in the 16th century. Faust, a scholar whose ambition can't be satisfied, meets Mephisto who acts as a messenger for Devil pledges his soul in exchange for bottomless pleasure. Mephisto comes to Earth and breaks havoc.

The reason why I wanted to share this story with everyone is that I realised something. Sometimes we are too blinded by the illusion of the world to look for the truth. Like Lucifer. We fail to see the true story of who someone really is. It may just be a good person with bad choices. Or maybe someone who really is bad but we fail to see it because it satisfies our pleasure. Like Mephisto. So, with a humble heart, I request you to look deeper into people and bid you adieu.

Remember, we are freaks, we are fragile and life is not a problem to be solved but, a reality to be experienced.

Goodbye and see you next Sunday.

Love Scarlett 😊


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