This episode of Between Birds of Prey will focus on one of the most hated and misunderstood characters of religious mythology: Lucifer.

The word Lucifer, is the latin translation of the hebrew word הֵילֵל, meaning “the morning star, the planet Venus” (or, as an adjective, “light-bearing”), which appears a single time in the bible… Although, during the years, the word Lucifer started to be used interchangeably for Satan.

Lucifer is a complex mythological character, so, if you which to learn a bit more from it, you can check its wikipedia page which was very thoroughly created:

There are many literary works which are based on Lucifer’s myth, so I recommend you to listen to this playlist while reading one of this works, as for instance:

  • Dante Alighieri’s Inferno (1321)
  • Joost van den Vondel’s Lucifer (1654)
  • John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667)
  • William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790–1793)

Today’s playlist about the Lightbearer follows:

  1. Jerry Goldsmith – Ave Satani (The Omen)
  2. Oda Relicta – Ave Rex Luciferi (The Crown & The Plough)
  3. Ah Cama-Sotz – When The Devil Comes To You (Dead Cities)
  4. Desiderii Marginis – А Pace Away : The Core of Hell (Years Lend a Golden Charm)
  5. :Golgatha: – Hymn For The Fallen One (The Horns Of Joy)
  6. Brian Tyler – Lucifer (Constantine)
  7. Coph Nia – Hymn To Lucifer (Dark Illuminati)
  8. Coph Nia – Sympathy For The Devil (Dark Illuminati)
  9. Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy – Paradise Lost (Immortal Memory)
  10. A Western Addition – Dancing Devils/Sad Angels (Lullabyes for the Sleepless)
  11. Worrytrain – White Phosphorus Angels (Fog Dance, My Moth Kingdom)
  12. Dargaard – Bearer Of The Flame (Rise And Fall)
  13. Desiderii Marginis – The Core of Hell II (Songs Over Ruins)
  14. Blut Aus Nord – Devilish Essence (The Work Which Transforms God)
  15. L’Orchestre Noir – In Hell’s Mouth (Cantos)
  16. Desiderii Marginis – The Love You Find In Hell (That Which Is Tragic And Timeless)
  17. :Of The Wand And The Moon: – Lucifer (Lucifer)
  18. In Ruin – Darkness (Seeds Of The Past)
  19. D’Arcadia – Theatre Du Satan (Mystica Mysteria IV)
  20. Sol Invictus – The Devils Steed (The Devil’s Steed)
  21. H.E.R.R. – Act 2: Enter Lucifer (Vondel’s Lucifer First Movement)
  22. H.E.R.R. – Act 3: Den Standert Lucifers (Vondel’s Lucifer First Movement)
  23. Elijah’s Mantle – Night in Hell (Rimbaud) (Poets and Visionaries)
  24. The Wardrobe – Lucifer Before Sunrise (Inferno Mix) (Lucifer Before Sunrise EP)

Between Birds of Prey #17 – Lucifer.mp3

Between Birds of Prey #17 – Lucifer.cue

Note: In the right we have an illustration of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost“ by Gustave Doré (1866).

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