Samael vs. Lucifer

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Samael (Hebrew: סַמָּאֵל‎, Sammāʾēl, 'Venom of God, Poison of God' or 'Blindness of God, Left Hand of God'; Arabic: سمسمائيل‎, Samsama'il or سمائل‎, Samail; alternatively Smal, Smil, Samil, or Samiel) is an archangel in Talmudic and post-Talmudic lore; a figure who is the accuser (Ha-Satan), seducer, and destroyer (Mashhit). Although many of his functions resemble the Christian notion of Satan, to the point of being sometimes identified as a fallen angel,: 257–60  in others he is not necessarily evil, since his functions are also regarded as resulting in good, such as destroying sinners.He is considered in Talmudic texts to be a member of the heavenly host with often grim and destructive duties.


A self-igniting match, ie. one which could be lit by striking on any surface (as opposed to safety matches which only light against the material on the side of the box).


The planet Venus, when appearing as the morning star; - applied in Isaiah by a metaphor to a king of Babylon.

‘How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground which didst weaken the nations!’; ‘Tertullian and Gregory the Great understood this passage of Isaiah in reference to the fall of Satan; in consequence of which the name Lucifer has since been applied to Satan.’;


Hence, Satan.

‘How wretchedIs that poor man that hangs on princes' favors! . . . When he falls, he falls like Lucifer,Never to hope again.’;


A match{1} made of a sliver of wood tipped with a combustible substance, and ignited by friction; - called also lucifer match, and locofoco, now most commonly referred to as a friction match. See Locofoco.


A genus of free-swimming macruran Crustacea, having a slender body and long appendages.



(Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell


lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction;

‘he always carries matches to light his pipe’;


Lucifer is the name of various figures in folklore associated with the planet Venus. Originally stemming from a son of the personified dawn, the goddess Aurora, in Roman mythology, the entity's name was subsequently absorbed into Christian folklore as a name for Satan.


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