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
The word originates in old testament Judaism.
Therefore you posers can't twist it to mean whatever you want in the name of your gay goth philosophy/religion or whatever it is.
stupid satanists on this site: it's not the Christian anti-god or the Jewish adversary of humanity

sane person: yes,it wouldn't even have that word if the Jews didn't use it first so therefore you losers can't even redefine it and then get mad when people don't conform to your definition that you made up...look we're perfectly sane here and don't need to conform to your pathetic little goth fantasies
by FUCK OFF YOU October 14, 2005
Satanism stands for : 1. Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence!
2. Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
3. Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
4. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
5. Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek!
6. Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires!
7. Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all fours, which, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!
8. Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
9. Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!
this is copyright Anton Szandor LaVey, the true founder of the Church Of Satan. I Will Now Take This Oppurtunity To Remind To Of The Human Right Of Freedom OF Speech. Thank You For Your Time!
dear satan!! how many times? see :
by Marissa. February 27, 2005
What your mom looks like.
person 1: hi this is my mom *shows mom*
mom: lolwut
by Satan's DAUGHTERRRR December 27, 2012
satan is the man in the moon
man: see that face on the moon ricky
ricky: y-yes...
man: thats satan
ricky: ... T.T
by Craz yD December 30, 2005
Goes by many names. His favorite title is "Lord of All Emos". These days humanity do so much to corrupt their souls themselves, he hardly has any work to do, so he mostly plays chess with Kim Jong Il and wonders why Cradle of Filth even bothered to release their new album in the first place.

Really isn't as bad as all that, apparently.
Also see Dick Cheney and Adam Sandler.
"Hey, I just saw Satan!"
"Yeah, he was cutting himself and trying to convince George Bush to quit the Iraq War"
by Aaron Vance January 11, 2009
A nonexistent figure created based off of older, pagan religious symbols for the purpose of scaring young impressionable children into believing in god... another nonexistent character ALSO based on earlier, PAGAN religious symbols and beliefs.

Come on people don't be airheads.
Satan isn't real and neither is Jesus.
by Styxhexenhammer November 29, 2009

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