The origin of the Judeo/Christian Devil as an angel fallen from heaven into the depths of hell is mirrored in the descent of Venus from shining morning star to the darkness below. This underworld demon, still feared today by people in many parts of the world, is also called Lucifer, which was originally a Latin name for Venus as a morning star.
Venus Revealed, by David Grinspoon
Shown below is what has been alleged to be a genuine authentic contract with the Devil between a Priest named Father Urbain Grandier and several evil spirits straight from the depths of Hell, signed and countersigned in 1634. To be more specific, the signatures at the bottom of the page are thought to be those of ‘Lucifer, Beelzebub, Satan, Elmi, Leviathan, Asteroth and Baalbarith’. The least that can be said about the document is that even if it is a forgery, no ordinary, or sane, mind could have ever come up with such a clearly other-worldly design. Most artists today would die to be so talented (or perhaps sell their own soul to the Devil for fame, fortune, and glory).
This actual representation come from a 1971 book called Devils, Demons, and Witchcraft, by Ernst and Johanna Lehner. Nevertheless, it a perfect representation of the original truly looked like in 1634. Notice the eerie resemblance to these diabolical signatures and some of the better, more artistic graffiti drawn by young members in most American cities today. They have a playful, youth-oriented, hip-hop style to them which all the more terrifying considering the fact that this document really is 1634- nearly 400 years ago! The only dispute now is whether it happens to be a genuine legal contract with actual spiritual entities from Hell. Yet to prove that would be to prove that the Devil exists and proof of the Devil would, in turn, be irrefutable proof in the existence of God- which would change the world forevermore…
Cursed be the Devil, blessed be the LORD. Cursed be the Devil, may St. Peter strike him with a sword.