This is merely a post for myself to straighten this thread out through practicallity and what i have learned and observed in the movie. It would
seem that some posts misquote the movie as far as the dialogue between Father Moore and Emily Rose.
The movie distinctly states that there exists 6 demons that 'dwell within'. The names are not given, even though the refrences are. the infamous
six, for those who are reading this without access to a Bible and have not been exposed to the teachings of said book, were with Cain, who slain his
brother in the fourth chapter of Genesis. Although six names are given by the possesed girl, they do not relate to the names of the demons themselves.
The Second name given, Judas, the betrayer of Jesus, and in Dante's Inferno, He dwells in the 9th circle of Hell which represents Treachery. In the
Middle face of Lucifer, who's six flapping wings eternally freeze the lake that exists within this deepest circle. Judas was tempted by these six
demons in the desert and was persueded to betray Jesus.
The movie refers to the six demons that were with Cain, Judas, Nero, and Legion. as others have stated before, Belial is the name which (i want
to be tentative with this as there are many different properties and capacities in which satan, lucifer, mammon, ect exist, and i am not quite
familiar with this portion of demonology) as stated before,
Originally posted by childofGod
...Satan himself, who calls himself Belial (2 Cor. 6:15).
and Lucifer. who fell the hardest from the graces of God. now, Nero was a Roman Emperor after AD 54 and was considered one of the elarier persecutor
of Christians. he was a shrewed ruler, along his rise to power it was suspected that he poisoned a few people. The movie stated that Nero had the Six
whispering into his ear, telling him what to do and some believe, persecute Christians.
As far as Legion goes, he was an unfortunate fellow, (for those of you not familar with the story) he was posessed by many demons, and was
shunned by the nearby village and lived in the tombs. Jesus, after sailing across the lake, sees him and asks him what his name is, the man replies
Legion, because we are many. before Jesus casts out the demons, (six of which would show up later they plead to be sent to the pigs feeding on the
hill, because they would need the divine permission to possess. as they always do, because the demons abide within laws and are not able to do
anytihng without the permission of God. anyway, As far as Belial goes, that's yet another name for Satan, as is Lucifer, and it is thought that Satan
is with all of the demonic angels, as God is with the divine ones.
Thank you for giving this post the time to read it.