Lust is most commonly known for the sexual craving experienced in people. In reality lust is a psychological force which pushes a person’s state of mind to intensely desire anything that causes relief being sex, food, clothes etc … Lust shouldn’t be mistaken with gluttony. Gluttony urges the individual to always want more whereas lust drives the individual to an addiction of satisfaction.
According to religious beliefs, souls condemned in Hell with the sin of Lust are smothered in fire and brimstone for eternity.
As with every sin, every religion has its own theories, but according to Peter Binsfeld’s interpretation, lust is represented by the demon Asmodeus. Asmodeus’ roots are deeply seated in Persian mythology. His name is derived from Aeshma, one of the seven archangels of Persian mythology. According to Hebrew legends, prior to his fall from heaven, he was part of the seraphim, the highest order of angels but based on other Hebrew legends, Asmodeus is associated as Lillith’s husband, the demon queen of lust.
Asmodeus’ main objectives include preventing intercourse between husband and wife (as portrayed in the book of Tobit, where Asmodeus lusted behind a young woman called Sarah and killed all her seven husband before the marriages could be consummated), wreck new marriages and drive husbands to commit adulterous acts.
Asmodeus’ chief objectives are to prevent intercourse between husband and wife, wreck new marriages and force husbands to commit adultery. He is also one of the chief demons involved in cases of possession. Throughout history, he has been regarded as one of the most evil of Satan’s infernal demons.
He is usually portrayed as having three heads, those of an ogre, a ram, and a bull, all sexually licentious creatures; having the feet of a cock, another sexually aggressive creature; and having wings and the tail of a serpent. He rides on a dragon and breathes fire.
Although we won’t be dwelling into any form of demon summoning during Defiance, these demons are a representation of ourselves in our everyday life. We might not be tempted by all of them but each and every one of us has been tempted by some of them.
Which is yours? More to follow as we approach the date.
Have you guessed the theme yet?
We’ll see you on the 25th of November at Razzett l-Ahmar for Defiance.
Author: Lyon Xuereb
“I don’t need therapy. I’m just a total mess of everything done right”