Now this is something that doesn’t happen every day… the special guest on my blog is Satan. Yes Lucifer himself.
Welcome (I think) to the Hell Interview Channel, brought to you infernally hour after hour.
Name (s) Satan, the Deceiver, Son of the Morning, Old Scratch, Old Nick, Shaitan, Prince of Lies, Lucifer (not to be mistaken for Lucifer the Lesser).
Age (before death and after you ended up in HSM’s domain). I was the second most powerful in Heaven; I don’t age.
Please tell us a little about yourself. I bet God that I could prove to him that mankind was flawed, an unworthy impulse, and lost. I vied with the Almighty for control of the great Above, and lost again, was cast down along with my faithful, a third of the angels then in among the heavenly host.
Who were you in life? I never sunk so low as to live a life.
How do you think you ended up in Hell?I was bested by the Almighty in a war that tore the firmament apart. He cast me and mine down, and down, into the Deep, where for an eternity we flew with no place to alight.
Describe your appearance in 10 words or less. As I like it: white, beauteous or black, awful.
Where do you live in Hell? Tell us about your residence and area. New Hell is my domain, all the hells that came after the invention of Christianity are mine to hold and rule, including all the underworlds of infernity.
Do you have a moral code? If so what is it? Is your moral code the same as it was in life? Not having had a life, I have only a code by which we judge those who once lived. The 613 Commandments were not suggestions; any who broke any one or more of them — and ignorance is no excuse, nor is agnosticism, nor atheism — are mine to teach what torment truly means.
Before I was cast down, I enjoyed the company of the Highest, bathed in glorious light. Mankind is the reason for the war in heaven, and unto them we render just punishment, for they brought us here, all the fallen angels who followed me. And here we stay, by deific decree, making our little patch of all the hells most hellish.
Would you kill for those you love? After all sending someone to the Undertaker is not very nice! I love the Almighty. I sentence souls to their just deserts; we kill them regularly, and resurrect them, and kill them more. But they never learn. Some day, He will see that we were right, that humanity is fatally flawed with hubris and despite. Until then, dying only improves them a little bit: it makes them wary.
Would you die for those you love? Die, being a relative term….Death is denied all of us. We have lost our heavenly lives, because of humanity, and banishment is our lot. No angel wants death, nor oblivion. Being denied the face of God is punishment enough. These questions seemed designed for damned souls, not their overlords.
Do you have any phobias? Are you plagued by anything particular in Hell? I am plagued by the stupidity of mankind, the unwillingness of humanity to accept its flawed nature; its inability to admit defeat. So we must torture them more and more: from Above, seven personified weapons and one god of plague and mayhem were sent here to make sure we torture damned souls hard enough, and well enough, and long enough. And so we will. We’ll go not back unto the Deep: too cold down there, with no place to land, flying in darkness forever…
What do you think Satan’s most creative punishment is here? Cleverest? Most just, you mean: rebirth – the damned can find no way out of here but oblivion, and that is unavailable to most. They die and die and die again, and so few ever can repent. Only a handful of souls have ever held their anger long enough and well enough to deserve manumission: it’s the nature of the arrogant thieves in hell to change everything but themselves.
Who are your friends here? My fallen angels, the top twelve of those. Samalel, Angel of Death, is closest to me of the fallen host. Michael, my familiar, is my only ‘friend’ in the way you mean, and he is not human, and never was.
Who are your enemies? All the teeming damned, begging and crying and whining and scheming and lying and dying again and again for crimes they continually repeat.
If I recall relationships are… difficult, is this the side of humanity you miss the most? Sex, you mean? I can have sex with any soul, with the most famed temptresses, with president and kings. I can make any of the damned love me… well, nearly any. I am embarked upon a fling with William Shakespeare at the moment, and sex is the most minute part of the love I crave from any soul who takes my fancy….
Please give us an interesting and unusual fact about yourself. Marilyn Monroe was my private secretary for many years.
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Author name Janet Morris
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