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According to Enoch (a book of the Apocrypha), Azazel was one of the Leaders of Grigori (The watchers), a group of fallen angels who married women. This same story (without any mention of Azazel) is told in Genesis 6: 2-4

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also afterward, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Enoch portrays Azazel as responsible for teaching people to make weapons and cosmetics, for which he was cast out of heaven. Enoch 8:1-3

"And Azazel taught men to make swords and knives and shields and breastplates; and made known to them the metals [of the earth] and the art of working them; and bracelets and ornaments; and the use of antimony and the beautifying of the eyelids; and all kinds of costly stones and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray and became corrupt in all their ways

The corruption brought on by Azazel and the Grigori degrades the human race, and the four archangels (Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel) saw much blood being shed upon the earth and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth The souls of men [made] their suit, saying, "Bring our cause before the Most High, Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were in heaven, which men were striving to learn."

In some parts, Azazel is another name for the devil, in other sources, he is a demon. I take the source of enoch and the grigori story.

Another draw for Myths & Legends TCG., this one is the "second part of another draw i done a time ago
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fantasymaster51's avatar

one of the rarest things Azazel is typically not credited for is introducing black magic; and is said to have also been the progenitor of the first Dark Witches. Whether true or not; it makes more sense that he did, since it would fully establish that he was the first moment a Sachranal (individual satan) was first formed. It's also overlooked that Azazel was not actually an angel. Only in name was he one, beyond that, he was always a demon.

kuchikiconsort's avatar
Oh my, what a fetching angel. Azazel is my favorite fallen angel because what he brought to humans in the folklore are some of the most awesome things. You've drawn him very attractive, I wouldn't blame the women who courted him for liking him if he looked like that! With pretty swords and long flowing hair and everything <3
KoroblynxStudios's avatar
Even though I am Christian...I find this Azazel quite the looker... Ayumi Nosebleed Icon  
RisenArt's avatar
This guy caused a LOT of trouble. Very effective design!

Notice that they used some good things like knowledge, beauty and innovation to draw people in then led their spirits astray? That's how demons work, they always put bait on the hook. That's why they think humans are stupid.
Ijustwannalogin's avatar
Hey, can I use this in an informal RPG?
Xeme13's avatar
This is really good!
Hey, ever wonder why angel names always end with the letter 'L'?
fbi12345's avatar
Because the "el" in the angels name means "of God". Michael means "Who is like God" and Gabriel means "God is my strength" or "Strength of God".
Xeme13's avatar
Ohhhh... I get it now! Thank you! I've been trying to figure this out for a very long time.
Nizrindane's avatar
Nnnniiiiiiiiiiiiiicccccccce.
ShadowBattle's avatar
Hmmm... 6 wings, 6 swords, there is a third 6 missing. Unless it is hidden some where.
your work is masterful!! really awesome image!
21Mauricio21's avatar
Do you notice how every "demon" has given us every little and great thing that makes life enjoyable and interesting? Starting with Lucifer, who gave us sentience and sapience, brains! We were just cattle before him, Lucifer is who made humans humans!
RisenArt's avatar
Greetings,

That's not true, actually. In the spirit of giving credit where it's due:

James 1:17 "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

Those fallen watchers took good things, twisted it and introduced a lot of perversion like occult (drawing power from the underworld), child sacrifice, genetic poisoning, breeding cannibalistic giants with the women they impregnated and these giants brought a lot of wars and violence to the earth.  They used their knowledge of the created universe and used it for their own selfishness. The Earth was becoming a hell hole and the safe zones were rapidly disappearing so God had to clear the canvas and salvage Noah and co.

Doesn't sound as lovely as what you described at first.

God always gave us intelligence and brains, also free will to choose him or go our own way. They went their own way and we're paying for it but we can always go back... or continue rebelling and making God out to be the bad guy. A
dam in his unfallen state was massively more intelligent than modern man for them to make all the technological innovations they did (stone, bronze, iron, agriculture, art, music, etc.). Evil literally makes us stupider.

Peace~
fantasymaster51's avatar

sadly, that whole book of genesis is mostly plagarism; as you can find almost the exact same story in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Cuneiform tablets. The Sumerian creation myth is, by far, the only creation myth on earth that deliberately specifies humans were genetically engineered to be slaves. Genesis, on the other hand, makes the same thing, except it's implied so it's not in your face. Either way you look at it, God put the work on humans, (whom had already had one mistake through Lillith because she just wanted to be treated more fair in sex ((was literally the reason given in the original Genesis)) despite his 'perfection', that clearly didn't exist if he couldn't be assed to make the names himself. Sounds lazy as shit. Whereas on the other hand, in Sumeria, it had nothing to do with any kind of honor, or grace. It was just "you were ritualistically reduced to raw, genetic paste, and reborn as a human slave because we're lazy and don't wanna mine our own gold". But in the end, it's the same thing:



God wanted to make others do work he could've easily done. Gave them intelligence, but no shame, no ability to judge, and thus no ability to know right from wrong. And in the Sumerian Creation myth, it was practically the same thing: Androgynous, obedient slaves that mined and did what they were told to do. Again, ignorant of their origins, and what was done to them; kept complacent and obedient thralls.



So no, free will was most certainly not upon the table, because that implies that it's actually "free", as in, without any strings attached. There were always strings attached, even under God. As for Adam, well, the full book of genesis tells you the reason Man and Women don't get along is that the snake once again 'tempted' Eve, but in this it was to find materials they actually needed. And Adam bit her head off for not staying put as he told her to do. Irdc what stance you take, but if you gotta defend Adam after both failures, then Adam's just an asshole when people don't listen to him, and I can do without that kind of toxic bullshit in my life.


Credit where credit's due. God excels at rigging shit and backstabbing others, and evil is at least honest in what it does: Tearing shit apart piece by piece. It's no small wonder people would choose evil over God; they don't have to worry about being backstabbed for the wrong reasons, and that's more comforting than a "god" that can't do it's job.

RisenArt's avatar

You're free to believe that.

fantasymaster51's avatar

less belief, and more the devil in the details; pay attention to what you're reading as information rather than convoluted beliefs, and you can find the truth even inside things like this, even if it's not much of one.

RisenArt's avatar

Sounds like you got it all together then, all the best~

grisador's avatar
It's a very sad but true fact; by the way :(
21Mauricio21's avatar
It's not a bit sad, man. Who wants to side with a "god" whose most probable response to anything is divine wrath and eternal death? The Bible consistently says that Lucifer brings evil and death and pain and such, but when it's god doing those things? It's perfectly justified, because it was "Him" who ordered it and "He" can't be wrong because "He" himself said so.
---talk about a behavior worth of the worst spoiled brat---
grisador's avatar
That's true... The worst part is god deemed '' he can do anything ''' he ''' wants; because he's god '' but when devil does it '' no no no ! ''; people and their double standards...

As far As I know Lucifer\Devil doesn't killed even a single human being; but god of three Abrahamic religions ? Millions of not billions... Has a huge list
21Mauricio21's avatar
A bad part in this is that people are so influenced from all sides to think what the Church wants them to, that even serving them the truth (or proof of their errors) in a silver platter doesn't work.
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