[Milton-L] prohi-BITS / Son of a lesser god

Michael Gillum mgillum at unca.edu
Mon Mar 8 12:16:59 EST 2010


Yes, it's quite the Oedipal triangle, isn't it?

Michael

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 2:01 AM, Dario Rivarossa
<dario.rivarossa at gmail.com>wrote:

> Art thou that traitor angel, art thou he,
> Who first broke peace in heaven and faith [?]
>                                           (PL II: 689-690)
>
> Satan experiences parental troubles even before Adam and Eve do.
> Death, his son, calles him “a traitor”, siding with his father’s worst
> enemy, God!
>
> Satan having a son, and a reluctant one, is quite unusual in High
> Literature. The plot was re-used in the 70's in such US horror comics
> as The Son of Satan and Ghost Rider.
>
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