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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

character study: Beelzebub

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The next in my series of character analysis for the upcoming movie "The conjuration of Victor Dee Strider"

Incredibly powerful,knows more about you then you could ever believe,Beelzebub has literately seen and heard it all.Very cynical , pessimistic, sarcastic,and satirical he holds a low opinion of humanity,and is very disappointed in Victor.contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives,he has been summoned time and again and feels that his respect must be taken,if not given properly.

‘I destroy kings, I ally myself with foreign tyrants, and my own demons I set on to men, in order that the latter may believe in them and be 1st.And the chosen servants of God, priests and faithful men, I excite unto desires for wicked sins, and evil heresies, and lawless deeds; and they obey me, and I bear them on to destruction. And I inspire men with envy, and desire for murder, and for wars and sodomy, and other evil things and I will destroy the world. I bring about jealousies and murders in a country, and I instigate wars.’ Solomon asks ‘Tell me in which star you reside.’ The Prince replies ‘The one called by men the Evening Star.’ ‘Tell me by what angel thou art frustrated.’ And he answered: ‘By the holy and precious name of the Almighty God, called by the Hebrews by a row of numbers, of which the sum is six hundred and forty-four, and among the Greeks it is Emmanuel.’- "The Testament of Solomon

He knows that human conduct is motivated primarily by self-interest,and acts accordingly, misanthropic, pessimistic and deeply distrustful,Yet he still has a yearning to teach and pass on knowledge,much like a 6,000 year old crotchety grandfather.With a sneering disbelief in the sincerity or integrity of anyone he comes across who calls him,he shows a rooted distrust and dislike of human beings and their society.
Weirus describes a great revolution taking place in Hades; .Satan has been dethroned and Beelzeboul has assumed his place. In reaction • .Satan forms an opposition party with himself as head.The now Emperor of Hades. Beelzeboul. was said to have been worshipped by the people of Canaan in the form of a fly. hence he establishes ‘The Order of the Fly’ – the only Order of Knighthood which appears to have existed among the demons.The inhabitants of the Empire of Hell were said to have numbered 44.435,156. A qabalistic parallel to these two opposing parties is to be found in the representation of the Qlipoth of Kether as expounded in The Book of the Black Serpent’ and applied in the teachings of the magical order of the Golden Dawn. Here an inversion of the unity of the first sphere of the Tree of Life belonging to Thaumiel the ‘bicephalous ones’ is ruled by the two contenders Satan and Moloch.The dyadic nature of the demonic is also reflected in the name ‘Diabolus’,whose etymology from the Greek reveals dia, that is two, and bolus, that is morsel ‘ … for he kills two things, the body and the soul.”



Baal Zebub, in his capacity as god of the hated Philistines, became the representative of the heathen power and consequently the arch-enemy, the foe par excellence, and therefore the name "Baal debaba" ("debaba" being the Aramaic form corresponding to Hebrew "Zebub") acquired the meaning of "hostility," the verb with the sense of "hostile action" being derived from it.

The first of the Cacodemons in our tale,and acting as Victor's conscience,Yet inevitably quite mischievous and provoking,he is difficult, deceptive,and problematic.Enjoys Filth and low places,Rot and things that fall apart,as well as the deserted shorelines of beaches  (as a homage to "Lord of the Flies" by: William Golding :) )  he also has a tendency to show his power and if not given his proper respect and due.A god who could cause or cure diseases,Crown Prince of Hell,that is our Beelzebub......

 

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