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Satan Isn’t Hell’s Ruler, He’s Its First Prisoner

Of all the myriad characters in the Bible, nobody has a worse reputation than Satan. He's described as a serpent, snake, dragon, and the literal embodiment of sin and evil. As such, it's no surprise that people hate him, treating him as the antithesis to God with the power to possess innocent souls and bring the apocalypse upon the world. The actual story, however, is far different from this popular conception. Satan, as written in the Bible, isn't really that powerful; he's simply a fallen angel who isn't that different from any of God's other created beings. Satan isn't even the ruler of Hell - he is just another prisoner like everyone else condemned to its depths.

In literature, Satan is often portrayed very differently from the red-horned devil humanity at large has come to hate. In actuality, he is an anti-hero, someone who opposed the often strict rule of God and suffered for it. If anything, these facts about Satan might show you that he's not so diabolical, after all.

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