A brief history of the devil
1,414,783 views | Brian A. Pavlac • TED-Ed
Satan, the beast crunching sinners' bones. Lucifer, the fallen angel. Mephistopheles, the trickster striking deals. These three divergent devils are all based on Satan of the Old Testament. But unlike any of these literary devils, the Satan of the Bible was a relatively minor character. So how did he become the ultimate antagonist, with so many different forms? Brian A. Pavlac investigates. [Directed by Reza Riahi & Mehdi Shiri, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by André Aires].