Extraterrestrial life, also called alien life, is life that occurs outside of Earth and that probably did not originate from Earth. An unidentified flying object is an object observed in the sky that is not readily identified. Most UFOs are later identified as conventional objects or phenomena.

Luciferianism

Luciferianism Luciferianism is a belief system that venerates the essential characteristics that are affixed to Lucifer. The tradition, influenced by Gnosticism, usually reveres Lucifer not as the devil, but as a liberator, a guardian or guiding spirit,[1] or even the true god as opposed to Jehovah.[2] Lucifer as a literary and religious character Main article: Lucifer...

Azazel

Azazel The name Azazel (עֲזָאזֵל‬: عزازيل‎, ʿAzāzīl) appears in the Bible in association with the scapegoat rite. In some traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, it is the name of a fallen angel. Hebrew Bible In the Bible, the term is used thrice in Leviticus 16, where two male goats were to be sacrificed to Yahweh and one of the two was selected by lot, for Yahweh is...

Ahriman

Ahriman

Ahriman Angra Mainyu (Avestan: Aŋra Mainiiu) is the Avestan-language name of Zoroastrianism’s hypostasis of the “destructive spirit”. The Middle Persian equivalent is Ahriman (Angra Mainyu is Ahura Mazda’s adversary. In the Avesta In Zoroaster’s revelation Avestan angra mainyu “seems to have been an original conception of Zoroaster’s.”[1] In the Gathas, which are the oldest texts of Zoroastrianism and are attributed to the prophet himself, angra mainyu is not yet...

Hel (Being)

Hel (Being) In Norse mythology, Hel is a being who presides over a realm of the same name, where she receives a portion of the dead. Hel is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In addition, she...

Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Scientific investigation began shortly after the advent of radio in the early 1900s, and focused international efforts have been going on since the 1980s.[4] In 2015 Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced a well-funded effort called the Breakthrough Initiatives.[5]The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is a collective term for scientific searches for intelligent extraterrestrial...

Unidentified Flying Object

Unidentified Flying Object An unidentified flying object (UFO) is an object observed in the sky that is not readily identified. Most UFOs are later identified as conventional objects or phenomena. The term is widely used for claimed observations of extraterrestrial spacecraft. Terminology The term “UFO” (or “UFOB”) was coined in 1953 by the United States Air Force (USAF)...

Pentagram

Pentagram The word pentagram comes from the Greek word πεντάγραμμον (pentagrammon),[3] from πέντε (pente), “five” + γραμμή (grammē), “line”.[4] The word “pentacle” is sometimes used synonymously with “pentagram”.[5] The word pentalpha is a learned modern (17th-century) revival of a post-classical Greek name of the shape.[6] Pentagrams were used symbolically in ancient Greece and Babylonia, and are used today as a symbol of...

Devil In Christianity

Devil In Christianity In mainstream Christianity, the Devil (or Satan) is a fallen angel who rebelled against God. Satan was expelled from Heaven and sent to Earth. The devil is often identified as the serpent in the Garden of Eden, whose persuasions led to the two corresponding Christian doctrines: the Original Sin and its cure, the Redemption of Jesus Christ. He is also identified as the accuser...

apep

Apep

Apep Apep (also spelled Apepi or Aapep) or Apophis (Ancient Greek: Ἄποφις) was the ancient Egyptian deity who embodied chaos(ı͗zft in Egyptian) and was thus the opponent of light and Ma’at (order/truth). He appears in art as a giant serpent. His name is reconstructed by Egyptologists as *ʻAʼpāp(ī), as it was written ꜥꜣpp(y) and survived in later Coptic as Ⲁⲫⲱⲫ Aphōph.[1] Apep was first mentioned in the Eighth Dynasty, and he was...

The Fall of the Rebel Angels; right hand panel of Hieronymus Bosch's The Haywain Triptych, c. 1500

War In Heaven

War In Heaven The Book of Revelation describes a war in heaven between angels led by the Archangel Michael against those led by “the dragon”, identified as the devil or Satan, who are defeated and thrown down to the earth.[1][2] Revelation’s war in heaven is related to the idea of fallen angels, and possible parallels have been proposed in the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea...

The physician as god, angel, man and devil. Engravings

God As The Devil

God As The Devil In Christian heresiology, there have been historical claims that certain Christian sects worshipped the devil. This was especially an issue in the reaction of the early Church to Gnosticism and its dualism, where the creator deity is understood as a demiurge subordinate to the actual, transcendent God. Satan in the Hebrew Bible Main article: Satan In the Hebrew Bible God...

Augustine of Hippo was once a Manichaean.

Prince of Darkness (Manichaeism)

Prince of Darkness in Manichaeism Manichaean cosmology, the world of darkness, which invaded the world of light in a lustful desire to mingle with the light, is ruled by five evil Archons(demon, dragon, eagle, fish and lion), who together make up the Prince of Darkness.[1] The Father of greatness parries the assault by evoking a number of entities, who sacrifice themselves and are...

Copy of a written deal by Christoph Haizmann from 1669.

Deal With The Devil

Deal With The Devil A deal with the devil (also known as compact or pact with the devil) is a cultural motif, best exemplified by the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, as well as being elemental to many Christian traditions. According to traditional Christian belief about witchcraft, the pact is between a person and Satan or a lesser demon. The person offers...

Krampus and Saint Nicholas visit a Viennesehome in 1896

Krampus

Krampus In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”,[1] who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts. Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in several regions including Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Northern Italy including South Tyrol and the Province of Trento,...

Anzu pursued by Ninurta, palace relief, Nineveh

List of Theological Demons

List of Theological Demons This is a list of demons that appear in religion, theology, demonology, mythology, and folklore. It is not a list of names of demons, although some are listed by more than one name. The list of fictional demons includes those from literary fiction with theological aspirations, such as Dante’s Inferno. Because numerous lists...

Setian groups, or pylons, are named after the fortified gateways to ancient Egyptian temples (pictured here at the Isis Temple on Philae Island)

Temple of Set

Temple of Set The Temple of Set is an occult initiatory order founded in 1975. A new religious movement and form of Western esotericism, the Temple espouses a religion known as Setianism, whose practitioners are called Setians. This is sometimes identified as a form of Satanism, although this term is not often embraced by Setians and is contested by some academics....

The Satanic Temple Arizona

Order of Nine Angles

Order of Nine Angles The Order of Nine Angles (ONA; O9A) is a Satanic and Left-Hand Path occult group based in the United Kingdom, but with affiliated groups in various other parts of the world. Claiming to have been established in the 1960s, it rose to public recognition in the early 1980s, attracting attention for its neo-Nazi ideologies and...

Satan

Who Is Satan? Satan,[a] also known as the Devil,[b] is an entity in the Abrahamic religions that seduces humans into sin or falsehood. In Christianity and Islam, he is usually seen as either a fallen angel or a jinn, who used to possess great piety and beauty, but rebelled against God, who nevertheless allows him temporary power over the fallen world and a host...

Satan

Who Is The Devil?

Devil A devil is the personification of evil as it is conceived in many and various cultures and religious traditions.[1] It is seen as the objectification of a hostile and destructive force.[2] It is difficult to specify a particular definition of any complexity that will cover all of the traditions, beyond that it is a manifestation of...

Lucifer

Lucifer Lucifer (“light-bringer”) was a Latin name for the planet Venus as the morning star in the ancient Roman era, and is often used for mythological and religious figures associated with the planet. Due to the unique movements and discontinuous appearances of Venus in the sky, mythology surrounding these figures often involved a...

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