The name Satan (stn in Hebrew) comes from Judaism meaning something like adversary. The being served as a companion and counter view to that of the Jewish god, testing God's followers and prompting God to prove the power of its people's faith and dedication.

In Christianity, Satan is the fallen angel Lucifer, who is typically seen as the one responsible for weakness in the wills of Christians when they fail to avoid sin. Portrayed as a trickster and usually depicted as a red, man like being with horns, cloven feet and a tail. Much of the image of the Christian Satan is an amalgam of imagery associated with gods of pagan faiths that were absorbed by Christianity as it spread further West with Roman conquest.
Job (6-12):
One day the divine beings presented themselves before the Lord, and the Adversary (stn) came along with them. The Lord said to the Adversary,"Where have you been?"

The Adversary answered the Lord, "I have been roaming all over the earth."

The Lord said to the Adversary, "Have you noticed My servant Job? There is no one like him on earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and shuns evil!"

The Adversary answered the Lord, "Does Job not have good reason to fear God? Why, is it You who have fenced him round, him and his household and all that he has. You have blessed his efforts so that his possessions spread out in the land. But lay Your hand upon all that he has and he will surely blaspheme You to Your face."

The Lord replied to the Adversary, "See, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on him."

The Adversary departed from the presence of the Lord.

Common escape for those who fall into sin:
Satan made me do it.
by Godlessscholar April 13, 2007
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The best friend the Christian religion has ever had, and who has kept them in business for two thousand years.
by Anonymous June 26, 2003
Saddam's gay lover on South Park.
by dj gs68 July 09, 2003
Who politicians serve.
Who politicians want YOU to serve.
by Satan is a political whore! February 16, 2005
The Dark One, a.k.a Martha Stewart.
Martha Stewart can help you decorate your home with just a pine cone and some glitter...and then she'll eat you soul.
by Jeremy V April 01, 2005
The profoundly evil adversary of God and humanity, often identified with the leader of the fallen angels, the Devil.the archfiend Satan, Old Nick, Devil, the Devil, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Tempter, Prince of Darkness]
master of Hell
After that child had broken my windows,Lit my house on fire and ate my cat spaghetti style, I believe he had satan in him.
by Down4People October 13, 2003
Christianity's big bad scapegoat/boogieman. Originally a Jewish demon-like character who tested you, but changed into the all-evil devil that Christians blame everything on. Allows for the dismissal of accountability.
OJ: "Satan made me do it!"
Pope: "You are forgiven."
by kelvin July 19, 2003
n. Miroslav Šatan (born October 22, 1974 in Jacovce, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger who, as of the 2009 season, is an unrestricted free agent in the National Hockey League. He was drafted in 1993 by the Edmonton Oilers, but had his greatest success with the Buffalo Sabres. The last NHL team for whom he sKated was the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2008.

The proper Slovak pronunciation of his surname is "SHAH-tahn."
Šatan became the first player ever to win a World Championship in Pools A, B, C as well as a Stanley Cup.
by Dan Weyandt November 23, 2009

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