Lucifer, The Fallen

In the city of Madrid, in Retiro Park, the largest park of the city, there is a statue of Lucifer that was created by the artist Ricardo Bellver.

Bellver created the statue of Lucifer in 1877. He named this creation, “The Fallen Angel (El Ángel Caído)”. This statue is said to be the only [public] work of art in the world to be ‘dedicated wholly’ to Lucifer. It was such a wonderful creation, that Ricardo Bellver had won the First Medal at the Spanish National Fine Arts Exhibition in 1878, and afterward it was placed in Retiro Park, in a fountain.

The Fall Of Lucifer
The Fallen Angel statue represented a passage in the poetry of Milton’s Paradise Lost. Paradise lost was inspired by the earlier Vondel’s Lucifer. These were works of epic religious drama inspired by the classic poets, like Virgil. It was, of course, a dramatic struggle between good and evil that entertained the idea of the ‘fall of Lucifer’, and the fall of Man, to a Christian audience.

In this statue, we can see that Lucifer is falling against the rocks, towards the earth. Wrapped around his legs is the serpent, a symbol of Satan in Christian myth. The serpent was the original cause of the ‘fall of man’, according to christian theology, and through this the gods of man [such as Lucifer] had fallen too, in the age of Christianity. There is a look of horror on his face, as if he were witnessing the ‘wrath of god’. This statue also symbolizes an important concept, that Satan and Lucifer are forever entwined together.

Fall, Or Freedom?

When Lucifer declared to god, “Non Serviam!” [paradise lost] it was his own assertion of power and for this he was ‘cast’ to the earth along with all of the other demons, devils and gods into Pandemonium, the land beneath the earth, otherwise known as hell. From this he gathered his armies and with Satan and Belial at his side he declared independence for all who would follow his example.


“Non Serviam!”
~I Will Not Serve~


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    allow me to ask.. if Lucifer is Satan than why in some tradition satanic rituals (almost) we call Satan as the south and Lucifer as the east if they are one one god?

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    I have come to the conclusion that if it is a separate name, even though from similar 'offices' and have similar attributes, they are still different, (except from Greek to Roman Mythology). Take Jesus and Horus for example. Sons of the All Mighty Gods. Created miracle. Mothers were of importance to the religions, etc. Similar but different. There are also the principles of Duality and Polarity; Lucifer is Light, Satan is Dark. Lucifer is Mind, Satan is Body.

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    i see them as being the same, yet different, i use the name Lucifer for his "good attributes" and Satan for his "bad attributes" even though i used the labels good and evil they are both wonderful for the world needs balance

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    Venus do you consider Lucifer and Satan to be 2 different beings? I am a theistic Satanist and believe them to be one in the same. Lucifer was his name before the fall and Satan after the fall and some believe they are the same and that Lucifer is the the lighter aspect and Satan is the darker aspect.


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