Oni vs Satan - What's the difference?

oni | satan |

As proper nouns the difference between oni and satan

is that oni is while satan is (l), supreme evil spirit of abrahamic religions.




  • A Japanese evil spirit or demon.
  • * 1908 , Henri L. Joly, Legend in Japanese Art: A Description of Historical Episodes, Legendary Characters, Folk-lore, Myths, Religious Symbolism, Illustrated in the Arts of Old Japan , page 263-264
  • ONI' . Generic name for devils, the representation of which in art is quite a common feature. ' Onis have claws, a square head with two horns, sharp teeth, and malignant eyes surmounted by big eyebrows; occasionally they wear trousers of tiger skin.
  • * 1918 , William Elliot Griffis, Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks
  • Across the ocean, in Japan, there once lived curious creatures called Onis . Every Japanese boy and girl has heard of them, though one has not often been caught.
  • * 1979 , Marian Ury, Tales of Times Now Past: Sixty-Two Stories from a Medieval Japanese Collection , University of California Press, ISBN 0520038649, page 147:
  • "That's no human being playing the instrument," he thought in amazement. "It can only be an oni or some such being."
  • * 1992 , Karl M. Schwarz, Netsuke Subjects: A Study on the Netsuke Themes with Reference to Their Interpretation and Symbolism , Böhlau Verlag Wien, ISBN 3205055152, page 46:
  • The standing Shoki holds with his left hand an oni on his leg.
  • * 2005 , Christopher Hart, Manga Mania Shoujo: How to Draw the Charming and Romantic Characters of Japanese Comics , ISBN 0823029735, page 69
  • This is actually a boy bishie in the form of an ogre. It's called an oni in Japanese. Onis have supernatural powers that can command the forces of nature such as wind (to create hurricanes) and lightning (to create thunderbolts).
  • * 2011 , Mike Shel, "Ecology of the Oni", Jade Regent: The Brinewall Legacy , Paizo Publishing, ISBN 978-1-60125-361-3, page 69:
  • The oni are a diverse group of evil spirits who take on the form of humanoid creatures so that they can enjoy the pleasures and vices of the flesh.



    (wikipedia Satan)

    Alternative forms

    * satan (especially the common noun sense)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (religion) The supreme evil spirit in the Abrahamic religions, who tempts humanity and rules Hell; the Devil.
  • * 1997 , Martin Schuldiner, Puritan Casuistry'', Martin Schuldiner (editor), ''The Tayloring Shop: Essays on the Poetry of in Honor of Thomas M. and Virginia L. Davis , page 125,
  • Having been captured by the forces of Christ, the souls are now atacked for the first time by their former captain in “Satans' Rage at them in their Conversion.? '''Satan'''?s basic line of attack is to accuse the souls of being unreliable converts. Just as the souls turned from '''Satan''' to Christ, so too they will turn back again when it suits them, says ' Satan .
  • * 1998 , Wendy Griswold, 8: The Devil, social change, and Jacobean theatre'', Philip Smith (editor), ''The New American Cultural Sociology , page 127,
  • The conventional role of Satan in English mystery plays was the Trickster archetype adapted for a theatre that was both popular and religious but constrained by traditional Christian theology.
    The Satan of the mystery plays was a Trickster, but a dignified one.
  • * 2005 , , Healing the Shame That Binds You , page 2,
  • Biblical scholars tell us that the idea of a purely evil being like the Devil or Satan''' was a late development in the Bible. In the book of Job, '''Satan was the heavenly district attorney whose job it was to test the faith of those who, like Job, were specially blessed.
    During the Persian conquest of the Israelites, the Satan''' of Job became fused with the Zoroastrian dualistic theology adopted by the Persians, where two opposing forces, one of good, Ahura Mazda, the Supreme Creator deity, was in a constant battle with Ahriman, the absolute god of evil. This polarized dualism was present in the theology of the Essenes and took hold in Christianity where God and his Son Jesus were in constant battle with the highest fallen angel, '''Satan , for human souls. This dualism persists today only in fundamentalist religions (Muslim terrorists, the Taliban, the extreme Christian Right and a major part of evangelical Christianity).
    Many LaVeyans reject the notion that Satan is bad.
  • (religion, Theistic Satanism) The same figure, regarded as a deity to be revered and worshipped.
  • I have revered Satan ever since I became a Satanist .
  • A person or animal regarded as particularly malignant, detestable or evil;
  • Synonyms

    (supreme evil spirit of Abrahamic religions) the Adversary, Beelzebub, the Devil, Diabolus, the Dragon, Iblis, Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Old Nick, Old Scratch, the Old Serpent, the Prince of Demons

    Derived terms

    * Great Satan * LaVeyan Satanism


    (en noun)
  • (countable) A demon follower of Satan (principal evil spirit); a fallen angel.
  • * 1992 , Clinton E. Arnold, Powers of Darkness: Principalities & Powers in Paul?s Letters , page 67,
  • This literature refers to a major figurehead of evil called “Satan,” the leader of a group of angels also referred to as “Satans'.” These ' Satans accuse people and lead them astray.
  • * 2007 , Abdullah Yusuf Ali (translator), M. A. H. Eliyasee (Roman script transliteration), Osman Taha (Arabic script), The Qur?an , II, 102,[in other editions, 96] page 15,
  • They followed what the Satans' recited over Solomon?s Kingdom. Solomon did not disbelieve but ' Satans disbelieved, teaching men, magic, and such things as came down at Babylon to the angels H?r?t and M?r?t.

    See also

    * Abaddon * Apollyon * cosmocrat * Kroni


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