The many names of Satan and what they mean

The many names of Satan and what they mean

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The devil is in the details.

We often use various names for Satan interchangeably, but do we know what they mean and why we use them?

While for the most part we use the names that we find in scripture, they also have a rich etymological history that help us understand who Satan is and his mission on earth.

THE MANY NAMES OF SATAN, and what they mean:

SATAN : “Adversary or Accuser”


“For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night.”  (Revelations 10:12)

DEVIL: “To throw apart, To separate”

“Those on the path are the ones who have heard, but the devil comes and take away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved.” (Luke 8:12)



DEMON: “Evil spirit”

“Jesus rebuked him and the demon came out of him, and from that hour the boy was cured.” (Matthew 17:18)


LUCIFER: “Light bearer” or “morning star” (before his fall)

“How you have fallen from the heavens, O Morning Star son of the dawn! How you have been cut down to the earth, you who conquered the nations!” (Isaiah 14:12)


A Prayer to Defeat the Work of Satan

O Divine Eternal Father, in union with your Divine Son and the Holy Spirit, and through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg You to destroy the Power of your greatest enemy – the evil spirits.
Cast them into the deepest recesses of hell and chain them there forever! Take possession of your Kingdom which You have created and which is rightfully yours.
Heavenly Father, give us the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
I repeat this prayer out of pure love for You with every beat of my heart and with every breath I take.


Read More: 3 Prayers of an Exorcist that can Drive out Evil




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Philip Kosloski of Aleteia for the article

The many names of Satan and what they mean


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