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A man, Simon called Peter, who was a discipline of Jesus Christ. While his real name was Simon, he was given the name "Peter" (which means The Rock) by Jesus Christ after Simon Peter answered Jesus's question of "whom say ye that I am?"

Some theologist argue over whether Jesus was referring to Simon Peter himself, or Simon's statement "thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
"He saith unto them, But whom say ye
that I am?

And Simon Peter answered and said,
thou art the Christ, the Son of the
living God.

And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Blessed art thou, Simon
Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not
revealed it unto thee, but My Father
which is in heaven."

-Matthew 16:15-18

And I also unto thee, that thou
art Peter (Petros = a small moveable
stone), and upon this rock (Petra = as a foundation unmoveable) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
by wydok February 29, 2004
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Simon, renamed Peter (latin for rock or something, him being the rock of christianity). The first Pope.
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Is known biblically as the first pope, "The first stone to build his (God's) kingdom.."

The keeper of the gates (the keys) of heaven.

He was crucified upside down per his own request because he believed that he was not worthy to be crucified like Jesus. Consequently his cross is the inverted cross, which to some may be satanic. "Coincidentally," Jesus at one point does call Saint Peter "Satan" because "For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Matthew 16:23; here, there is a distinction between Lucifer and Satan.

He is syncretized with the Orisha Ogun in the Santería tradition.
Ogun is also associated with keys.
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Something you need to do to either get your karma back on track or to prevent your ass from getting whooped.
A good deed.
"I better pull a St. Peter or Mama's gonna give me the shoe!"
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