The demon, Mephistopheles, shown being conjured up by a magician in Masonic scholar and 33rd degree Illuminatus Manly P. Hall's 1928 occult book classic, "Secret teaching of All Ages, bears a remarkable resemblence to Yoda, the wise accended master of the Star Wars saga, "Return of the Jedi". Look closely and you'll see a painting of Baphomet, the androgynous goat god, on the wall at left and also a skeleton's head at top right.
Post by Arkhon Arkhozh on Mar 22, 2006 15:11:12 GMT -5
Hey I read something on Mephistopheles not all that long ago. I remember it saying he was a really German devil rather the one that orginated from Hebrew lore. But I know now hes considered to be a big one in Hell as we know from seeing the fictional account of him in D&D. My mother actually gave me a copy of the book Faust a few weeks ago, its all about Mephisto.
Yeah he is regarded as one of the generals of Hell and I've heard that he could in fact challenge the seat of Hell, and probably lose for it, but the fact that he can conceptionally challenge the throne of Hell is pretty impressive. I believe D&D took this idea when they explained his Bio in the Book of Vile Darkness.