So I always thought it odd that when people mention the names of angels, they’re Hebrew, but Lucifer, a fallen angel, is a Latin name. Hebrew is a far older language than Latin. Considering that most angel and demon names are Hebrew in origin, it would make sense that he would follow the same pattern, right?
So I did some digging and found that the name “Lucifer” is actually a mistranslation of his Hebrew name “Helel ben Shachar” (הֵילֵל בֶּן-שָׁחַר/shining one, son of the morning) or simply “Helel” (הֵילֵל).
Then I remembered that Hel is the Norse goddess of the dead. And some of Christian lore was changed to reflect Norse mythology so they could make it more appealing to pagan converts; for instance, the name for Hell actually comes from the goddess herself.
I personally haven’t worked with Lucifer or Hel yet, but for those of you who have: do you happen to know if they both have a connection to each other in anyway? Is one an alternate form of another? Are they close friends? Or is it just a coincidence that their names are similar?