Lucifer’s Fall From Heaven

This is a statue of Lucifer by Ricardo Bellver (1845–1924) , a Spanish sculptor, on display in Madrid’s Retiro park.  Statues of Lucifer or fallen angels are usually depicted at the mercy of Saint Michael’s feet and sword, so it’s unusual to see such a work where the forces of Heaven are implied rather than shown. It’s even more unusual to have such a figure on display in a public park, as Bellver’s is.

But did Lucifer really fall from heaven after rebelling against God?  Is this Lucifer the same as the Satan from the Old Testament, or the Devil from the new testament?  If you take a closer look (the devil is in the details) you’ll find they are all very different…

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