Figure Photo of the Day: Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies

Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies

“Beelzebub” is an ancient Israelite title for Satan of a fairly confusing origin (possibly from baal?) meaning “Lord of the Flies.” The best we can say is that it was wordplay from a specific pagan god that had some dominion over flies, and the Jews twisted it to mean “Lord of Cow Poop.” Which is kind of funny.

Since then, Beelzebub gained cultural life as a high-ranking demon with a fly’s body. And you see iconography of him everywhere.

For my part, I got this Neclos Fortress figure, and he was this shade of pale pinkish peach that just doesn’t photograph well – so I went crazy with lighting and the backdrop to try to bring some details out… and if not, to at least make it a cool setting. His throne is in a sea of flames.

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