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Originally Posted by Helvetica
MercyMe - re: The Devil - Lucifer does not mean "the adversary" - it means simply, "the light-bearer" (from the latin lux & ferus). He is the angel of light, though fallen. In the tarot, his iconography is thought to come from carvings of the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, who was demonised by Christians (and Jews in Babylon, before them).
That's what I thought I'd read before, that Lucifer meant "light bearer" but I was typing the info from the Winged Spirit LWB in reference to that card, and so I guess the author got that bit wrong. Thank you for the correction.

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