The Deil (whiles ca'd deevil, Auld Nick, the Ill ane, Nickie-Ben or Cluitie in Scots) is the teetle gien tae the supernaitural bein, that, in mainstream Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism an some ither releegions, is believed tae be a pouerfu, ill entity an the tempter o fowk. The Deil is for common associate wi heretics, infidels, an ither unbelievers. He is said tae bide in Hell.
In popular culture[eedit | eedit soorce]
The deil comes intae mony a story an piece o literature sich as Wandering Willie's Tale by Sir Walter Scott an Tan O'Shanter by Robert Burns. There are also proverbs sich as "if ye sup wi the deil use a lang spoon".
In Islam[eedit | eedit soorce]
In Muslim tradeetion, the deil is ca'd Šayṭān an his ain name is Iblis. When God (Allah in the Koran) creatit the first man, ca'd "Adam" bat Iblis wha wis a friend o God refusit tae dae this, pretendin that he wha wis o fire creatit woudna mak prosternation affore a man sot o glaur. Sae, thar wis a maledict on him Iblis, an he askit for a delay (let him live till the end o warld) tae mak sin in men. Allah accordit this delay, this wey fowks woud be mair in the battle o guid versus ill.
The Deil is full o pride for himsel. He haes bairns (the genies) wha are awso daemons at his disposal.
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