Figure Photo of the Day: Mammon (Demon’s Chronicle)

Mammon

Mammon (Demon’s Chronicle), by Ridureyu

“You cannot serve God and mammon.”

“Mammon” is a weird word, kind of a Latin/Greek/Aramaic loan word from Hebrew. It means “riches,” or “wealth” in general. The fact that those zany King James translators didn’t feel like translating it properly is why we have weird things like this.

Mammon, according to Collin De Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal and other works, is a great and powerful demon, one of the Seven princes of Hell (representing the sin of Greed), and is the demonic ambassador to England (and yes, this figure resembles the Dictionnaire illustration). Why England, you ask? Well, just look at the state of the UK during the Industrial Revolution, and then tell me what you think!

Sometimes Mammon is even viewed as a god, which tells you just how serious a sin greed must be… of course, you’ve got to wonder about those prosperity gospel televangelists. Y’know, Jesus says “The love of money is the root of all evil,” but Benny Hinn says, “I want my streets of gold NOW!”

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5 responses to “Figure Photo of the Day: Mammon (Demon’s Chronicle)

  1. Nice work bringing in the historical perspective and background to the figure photo of the day. I enjoy reading the posts each day. Keep up the good work !

  2. Thanks! Figure Photo of the Day is going to open up to user-submitted photos by Wednesday, but I’ll still toss in a few things. Since I JUST GOT Demon’s Chronicle Vol. VII, I’ll probably make sure that all its stuff gets featured.

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