Of course, Europeans’ Contingent (Fantasy) Hell had to be commanded by a self-made image of the European warrior. That took the form of a Contingent Being–another Fantasy–they called the Devil. That Devil is simply an Icon Image of the fundamental shrewdness, deception, and cunning expressions of Evil. Such includes inventions of names, slogans, concepts, Trinkets, and Trivia allowing one to gratify and cater to ones animal spirit–regardless of the prices paid by those involved. An Indifference/Hate/Evil/Sadism mindset with Kill/Take/Destroy/Oppress/
In the earliest sections of the OT, Satan is not an independent personage, nor even a maleficent being. Originally, Satan simply referred to an opponent appearing in black and not to a particular Being. But subsequently, Europeans generated concepts of Satan in all evil forms. Throughout European history, people who possessed hateful thoughts and demonstrated evil deeds were thought to be possessed by demonic spirits, including the Devil. Around C6 BC, Satan appears in the OT as an individual angel, subordinate to God, and thereafter gradually becomes the source of all evil as a result of disbelieving in God and acknowledging no law except of man. European Christians embraced the Devil concept as adopted in the OT (Ashby, Egyptian Mysteries III: 22). The African god Seth/Pan, the God of Nature, became transformed into the Red Angel of Evil, Lucifer, Satan (Set-Hen)–a red man with tail, horns, and hooves. Satan, Evil, and Dark (signifying misery, punishment, perdition or loss of the soul and Hell) became the trio Europeans used to characterize the "Dark Side" –and with the justification of: "the "Devil made me do it." Still, European ideas about Satan did not solve how evil got into the world–a world which they said God created and saw as 'very good."
To address this idea of Evil, one approach was the borrowing and combining Ancient African Bible metaphors. First, thousands of years before organized Judeo-Christian religion is a mythological story of Ausar (Osiris) and Auset (Isis) who symbolized the first fertile human couple assigned to beget humanity. This was reassigned to the renamed Adam and Eve millennia later when the Hebrews borrowed this myth story and converted it to a “fact”. This European Supernatural story, later in Genesis (Diop, Civilization or Barbarism, p. 311), declared Adam as “mankind’s father”. Thereafter, it was the European religious belief that the African god, Set, in the form of the Snake, presented a false appearance of pleasantness and goodness to Eve. By the serpent pretending to be what he was not by hypocritically saying what Eve wanted to hear, both Eve and Adam were talked out of Paradise. From this falsely presented “Fall of Man” African metaphor branched other European mythological stories. One was making necessary a Redemption to restore all humans from Adam and Eve having cursed the human race with "Original Sin"—supposedly as a result of God's wrath (itself an anthropomorphism concept). Another was that in Genesis (4: 25) one of Adam and Eve's son is named Seth (the African god Set) who replaces the brother Cain slew. jabaileymd.com