There is a statue in the capital of Spain, Madrid, more like a monument dedicated to none other than, Lucifer, Satan, the ‘Fallen Angel’.
This is by no meens a conspiracy of any sought....or is it.
Why was the enemy of the Biblical God allowed to be displayed in a catholic country?
Only the Vatican knows why.
It was made in 1877 by Ricardo Bellver commissioned by the Duke Fernán Núñez and placed in the square that now is named: ‘La Plaza del Angel
Caido’ (Fallen Angel Square) in 1885. What is a mystery is why this Duke sent for the statue to be made in the first place, making it a scandal at
the time. In the National Exhibition of 1878, the statue won first prize.
In the Jewish, Christian and Islamic, a fallen angel is an angel who has been expelled from heaven for disobeying or rebelling against God's commands.
According to the most famous legends, after the First War in Heaven, many angels were cast out, thus becoming fallen angels. The best-known fallen
angel is Lucifer in history, although this word is never used to refer to a fallen angel in the Bible. When Lucifer is expelled from heaven, he
happens to be called Satan.
It is said that this is the only sculpture dedicated to a fallen angel that exists in the world. When the mayor of the city hired a group of
historians to publish a book in 2003, researchers concluded that the statue of Satan was the only upright in a world capital, said Belen Sacristan,
spokeswoman for the Department of Urban Planning Madrid City Hall.
The statue depicts a beautiful angel Lucifer (as described in the Bible, the most beautiful), his mouth half open with terror and evil snakes around
his body, looking at the sky as he falls from it. Not many people that walk around know what it represents, there are many who confuse him with Cupid,
the God of love.
The Church never protested the existence of the statue in Madrid, since it does not exalt the devil, but a faithful representation of the story of the
Bible, said Manuel Bru, spokesman for the archdiocese of Madrid. However, the statue has already been controversial in the past. Many people protested
the launch by its location in the Retiro Park and some priests came to exorcise! Del Rio said that in the 1940 and 1950 the sculpture was the focal
point for satanic rituals, and said the Franco government studied the possibility of removing the park so that police could avoid these rituals. After
the removal of the statue of Francisco Franco from the Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz in 2005 some people called for the ‘Devil Statue’s’ removal.
It is said in Madrid, there are currently more than 20 sects but no longer practice satanic rituals around the statue.
The statue, sculpted by Ricardo Belliver, stands at the top of the enormous Fountain of the Fallen Angel, which created quite a controversy upon its
inauguration in 1877. Many ‘Madrileños’ were disturbed by the idea of the Devil being presented as a sympathetic, almost beautiful figure and
scandalized by the fact that the monument was to be officially dedicated to the Dark One.
Another curiosity is that it is at exactly 666 (number of the beast) meters above sea level.
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edit on 16-11-2010 by Dr Cosma because: (no reason given)