Wednesday Wonder

By Sarah Dyer

Posted on July 24, 2013 in Fun Stuff with tags Wednesday Wonder

Today’s Wednesday Wonder is a perfect example of how different cultures’ mythologies seem to overlap sometimes. Proof of a higher power, or maybe we just all like the same types of stories?

Eblis

A jinn of Arabian mythology, the ruler of the evil genii, or fallen angels. Before his fall he was called Azazel. When Adam was created, God commanded all the angels to worship him, but Eblis replied “Me thou hast created of smokeless fire, and shall I reverence a creature made of dust?”. God turned the disobedient angel into a Shaitan (devil) and he became the father of Devils.

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