Devil, the

Related to Devil, the: devil's advocate, Devils Tower, Deviled eggs

Devil, the

God’s adversary, also called Satan Lucifer (the name he was given before he was thrown out of heaven for opposing God), Satan or Lucifer. The worst of all demons, he is portrayed in many different forms, often as a black goat, or with three horns, the taloned feet of a bird of prey, the claws of an alligator and a second face where his genitals would be.
References in classic literature ?
For I have heard some of our officers say there is no such person; and that it is only a trick of the parsons, to prevent their being broke; for, if it was publickly known that there was no devil, the parsons would be of no more use than we are in time of peace.
Life is not fair, it simply is what it is, and according to The Closet Devil, the Devil himself is just doing his job--nothing personal, it's just what he does best.
For one 10-meter-wide, 200-m-tall dust devil, the researchers could detect the magnetic field from several hundred meters away.
When a celebrated Venetian exorcist, Don Pellegrino Emetti, met the Holy Father and told him that there was an exorcist in Rome (Father Amorth) who says he knows too many bishops who do not believe in the devil, the Pope answered briefly, "He who does not believe in the devil does not believe in the Gospel.