According to mythology, Lucifer was a proud, rebellious angel, who fell from heaven. In some accounts, he was once a member of the seraphim, the “burning ones,” the highest order of angels. Like Tiamat, a dragon who embodied primordial chaos, the seraphim were described as dragon-like creatures with six wings.
Lucifer is also associated with the planet Venus when it appears as the “morning star.” Small and dim in comparison with the sunrise, this inferior source of celestial light is considered a “false light.”
In Cabala, Tiphereth is the sixth Sphere of the Tree of Life. It corresponds to the sun, and as such, it occupies the centre of the Tree of Life, much in the same way that the sun is at the centre of the solar system.
But Tiphereth not only relates to the sun, but also to the heart centre. It is the rose at the centre of the cross.
The light of Tiphereth shines down upon the “loud resounding sea” of Yesod, the astral plane. Like a sunrise over the ocean, one source of light is real and tangible (the sun) and one is false and illusory (the reflection of the sun on the water).
Christ is considered to be the real and tangible source of light. He is known as the “Light of the World.” He was humble and meek — compassionate and benevolent.
Lucifer the “Bearer of Light” is the illusion of light mirrored in the astral world. He was arrogant and prideful — tyrannous and malevolent. Many occultists exude an overabundance of pride and egotism; fortunately, such personality traits can be transmuted.
Who is Lucifer? Lucifer is planet Venus.
I am an amateur student of religious myth, I have read the entire Bible and religious myths from many cultures. Most gods and heroes are re-treads of other gods and heroes, but they get combined differently in composite. This results in gods that are much alike looking different, depending how the author chooses its traits. Zeus’s sons are all different, for instance, but are generally warrior-gods. This might sound as though it doesn’t relate but keep reading.
Lucifer is the Latin epithet Light-Bearer, applied to planet Venus. The Nahusha myth (400 b.c.e.) is an allegory on a serpent king, Nahusha, and the rising, falling, resurrecting nature of Venus. Compare nehustan=snake in Genesis to Nahusha.
The serpent seed interpretation of Genesis has the serpent, the father of Cain, turn into a river that becomes four rivers.
The serpent curse myth is in all the cultures I studied, Greek, Roman, Phoenician, including Israelite/ Judaic, Mesopotamian, Persian. The curse is based on the twin serpents of Tigris and Euphrates. The rivers join as Ares and Aphrodite=Euphrates, cheating on her husband Hephaestus in Greek myth. He captures them in an invisible web. Fishing myths in the Bible are also common in many religious mythologies, and also in different genres. The spear of Poseidon is gravity, however. And, I think the net of Hephaestus is gravity also. It holds Venus and Mars in their courses, whatever the solar model.
As a name for the Devil in Christian theology, the more common meaning in English, “Lucifer” is the rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל (transliteration: hêylêl; pronunciation: hay-lale) in Isaiah given in the King James Version of the Bible. The translators of this version took the word from the Latin Vulgate, which translated הֵילֵל by the Latin word lucifer (uncapitalized), meaning “the morning star, the planet Venus”, or, as an adjective, “light-bringing”.
As a name for the planet in its morning aspect, “Lucifer” (Light-Bringer) is a proper name and is capitalized in English. In Greco-Roman civilization, it was often personified and considered a god and in some versions considered a son of Aurora (the Dawn). A similar name used by the Roman poet Catullus for the planet in its evening aspect is “Noctifer” (Night-Bringer).
I would point out that Artemis becomes the dawn at spring equinox (and summer solstice), and, as Danae conceives the divine child without intercourse. She is bathed in the light of Sol Invictus, the conquering sun. She is the girl in the bronze tower. Migdal can be interpreted as “tower”. Hence, Mary Magdalene can be the virgin mother. She is only rumored to be a prostitute, like Rome’s Aca Larentia=(Alexander), step-mom of Romulus.
Francisco Lopez, I agree Apollo is Lucifer but is also the only god Orpheus cult worships. They have other gods but consider them agents of Apollo. This idea of gods as aspects of a god/hero was speculated of Paris in the Odyssey, rightly. He kills the greatest warrior Greece ever had, with one possible exception, Odyss Zeus (Odysseus), hero of the Odyssey. The Greco-Romans love a good gag, the gods too.
Is anyone getting the picture? Allegory allows you to parody a topic while appearing to casual readers you are celebrating it.
It is impossible to distinguish a parody of religion from the actual worship of religion. Imagine living in Assbackistan, but you can’t talk openly because you’re committing blasphemy, and it’s punishable by death. How do you talk than to allies?
You talk in parables:
Mark 4:11, KJV: “And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:”