Satanic Parallels

The concept of a supernatural evil force was common throughout the pagan universe. As much as Judaism, Christianity and Islam insist on distinguishing themselves from pagan religions, we find nothing new about them. The table below was compiled by a celebrated expert on Satan, Anton Szandor Lavey, from "The Satanic Bible".

Religionists might rationalize that this list confirms their belief in satanic forces throughout the world. What it really rationalizes is a superstitious fear of the dark. There is an abundance of passages in the Bible which reflect the same fear. See Light verses Dark


1. Abbaddon: (Hebrew) the destroyer 40. Mastema: Hebrew synonym for Satan
2. Adramelech: Samarian devil 41.Melek Taus: devil
3.Ahpuch: Mayan devil 42. Mephistopheles: (Greek) he who shuns the light, q.v. Faust
4. Ahriman: Mazdean devil 43. Metztli: Aztec goddess of the night
5. Amon: Egyptian ram-headed god of life and reproduction 44. Mictian: Aztec god of death
6. Apollyon: Greek synonym for Satan, the arch fiend 45. Midgard: son of Loki,depicted as a serpent
7. Asmodeus: Hebrew devil of sensuality and luxury 46. Milcom: Ammonite devil
8. Astaroth: Phoenician goddess of lasciviousness, equivalent of Babylonian Ishtar 47. Moloch: Phoenician and Canaanite devil
9. Azazel: (Hebrew) taught man to make weapons of war, introduced cosmetics 48. Mormo: (Greek) King of the Ghouls, consort of Hecate
10: Baalberith: Canaanite Lord of the covenant who was later made a devil 49. Hebrew female devil of seduction
11. Balaam: Hebrew devil of avarice and greed 50. Nergal: Babylonian god of Hades
12. Baphomet: worshipped by the Templars as symbolic of Satan 51. Nihasa: American Indian devil
13. Bast: Egyptian goddess of pleasure represented by the cat 52. Nija: Polish god of the underworld
14. Beelzebub: (Hebrew) Lord of the Flies, taken from symbolism of the scarab 53. O-Yama: Japanese name for Satan
15. Behemoth: Hebrew personification of Satan in the form of an elephant 54. Pan: Greek god of lust, later relegated to devildom
16: Beherit: Syriac name for Satan 55. Pluto: Greek god of the underworld
17. Bile: Celtic god of Hell 56. Prosperpine: Greek queen of the underworld
18. Chemosh: national god of Moabites, later a devil 57. Pwcca: Welsh name for Satan
19. Cimeries: rides a black horse and rules Africa 58. Rimmon: Syrian devil worshipped at Damascus
20. Coyote. American Indian devil 59. Sabazios: Phrygian origin, identified with Dionysos, snake worship
21. Dagon: Philistine avenging devil of the sea 60. Saitan: Enochian equivalent of Satan
22, Damballa: Voodoo serpent god 61. Sammael: (Hebrew) "venom of God"
23. Demogorgon: Greek name for the devil, it is said should not be known to mortals 62. Sammus: Central Asian devil
24. Diabolus: (Greek) "flowing downwards" 63. Sedit; American Indian devil
25. Dracula: Romanian name for devil 64. Sekhmet: Egyptian goddess of vengeance
26. Emma-O: Japanese ruler of hell 65. Set: Egyptian devil
27. Euronymous: Greek prince of death 66. Shaitan: Arabic name for Satan
28. Fenriz: son of Loki, depicted as a wolf 67. Shiva: (Hindu) the destroyer
29. Gorgo: dim. Of Demogorgon, Greek name of the devil 68. Supay: Inca god of the underworld
30. Haborym: Hebrew synonym for Satan 69. T'an-mo: Chinese counterpart to the devil, covetousness, desire
31. Hecate: Greek goddess of the underworld and witchcraft 70. Tchort: Russian name for Satan, "black god"
32. Ishtar: Babylonian goddess of fertility 71. Tezcatlipoca: Aztec god of Hell
33. Kali: (Hindu) daughter of Shiva, high priestess of the Thuggees 72. Thamuz: Sumerian god who later was relegated to devildom
34. Lilith: Hebrew female devil, Adam's first wife who taught him the ropes 73. Thoth: Egyptian god of magic
35. Loki: Teutonic devil 74. Tunrida: Scandinavian female devil
36. Mammon: Aramaic god of wealth and profit 75. Typhon: Greek personification of Satan
37. Mania: Etruscan goddess of Hell 76. Yaotzin: Aztec god of Hell
38. Mantus: Etruscan god of Hell 77. Yen-lo-Wang: Chinese ruler of Hell
39. Marduk: god of the city of Babylon  

I'm not endorsing Lavey's Church of Satan, but I see more common sense from him than I do from clergy. His nine satanic sins shows more common sense than the Bible's seven deadly sins.