She-Devils and Wily Dark Angels
The concept of hell
is a relatively late Christian invention. It begins with the fall of the mightiest of the Seraphim angels, Satan. He has been depicted as a monsterous, multi-winged creature in Dantes Inferno and an elegant and beautiful character in Miltons Paradise Lost. Christian mythology modeled Satan very much after the pagan Pan, a satyr with horns and hooves.
He has gone under many aliases: Abaddon, Sammael, Beliel, Beelzebub, Azazel, Mastema, Lucifer, and Mephistopheles. The once Bearer of Light is ruler of all of the underworld and its inhabitants. According to the legend of the fall of Satan from Heaven, Satan refused to bow before Gods creation of Man and because of this poor criticism to the Divine sculptor, God flung Satan to Hell and a third of the angels left with him.
Now, the devil and demons are often described as being male. But what about the all powerful deadlier of the species?
This listing is of Angels, She-Demons and Dark Goddesses who were seen as evil in the eyes of Christianity, and in several cases, they may or may not have truly been evil.
Astarte : Originally the Creating and Destroying Goddess of the Indo-Europeans. She was know to the Egyptians as Athstar, Venus in the Morning; in Aramaic she is the Morning Star of Heaven. As Astroarche, Queen of the Stars, she ruled all the spirits of the dead whose astral bodies could be seen as stars. In medieval Christian times, Astarte-Astaroth was made a male demon.
Proserpine : Originally the Greek Queen of the Underworld, she is the blood-thirsty, destruction goddess Kali of India. In Christian traditions she is Queen of the She-Demons.
Barbelo : According to the gnostics, was the procreator of the superior angels. Barbelo was so perfect in glory that it was rumored that she even outshone the Father in Heaven. Her crime that put her on the fallen angel list was a few sharp and unkind words to Yahweh when he boasted of being the Creator.
Lilith : The first wife of Adam and mother to the Lilim, the race of succubi. The Lilim preyed upon men, seducing them in their sleep.
Naamah : meaning pleasurable, she is the most sensual and sexual of Satans brides and the greatest seductress of men and demons. She is also mother of Asmodeus, who was originally a Persian deity. Asmodeus fought the archangel Raphael almost to a standstill before Raphael managed to banish him to Upper Egypt from where he made his way to Hell.
Leviathan : The coiled chaos she-dragon, whose fins are said to be so brilliant they obscure the sun. Masculinized by medieval writers as the king of the children of pride.
Agrat-bat-Mahlaht and Eisheth Zenunim : both angels of prostitutes.
Isis : A curious slip by the medieval Church. Originally Isis was the Egyptian goddess born from the union of the earth and the sky. This great Mother Goddess suffered the fate of any figure not mentioned in the Bible. If a particular being wasnt mentioned in the Bible, it must be a demon. All the more advantage to Hell.