Demonology from a fairly extensive occult sciencehas turned into a powerful segment of a commercially attractive idea, although the idea itself is not new - at all times people have found the dark side attractive, searched in the demons of the Allies. Regardless of the fact, there are demons in reality or this is just a mystical belief, one can not deny their presence in the general information space. People want to know more about the demons, they are interested in almost as actively as the stars of the screen or popular musicians. And if the name of Lucifer is at everyone's hearing, the demon Abbadon has gained wide popularity relatively recently. Where did he come from, what he was doing, and in what guises he appeared before people?
Usually the source is acceptedJewish theology, gradually migrated to Christianity. However, here there are very transparent parallels with the Greek pantheon of the gods. Despite the differences in writing (in different sources - Apollo and Apollo), it is about the same deity. A typical phenomenon for ancient beliefs is the dark side of a luminous deity. The glittering Apollo nevertheless sent the pestilence and the ulcer against the enemies, fought, killed and destroyed. Similar metamorphoses can be traced in Hindu mythology - the creative Uma (Shakti) in its dark version appears as a terrible Kali, destroyer and murderer.
In Christian theology, the demon Abbadon isone of the princes of Hell, the ruling furies. This is the ruler of the Seventh Circle, unleashing wars, destroying and ruining all life. He is given an important role in Armageddon - Abaddon will lead a horde of predatory locusts, which in revelations is described as a pack of terrible monsters.
For any positive hero you need a powerful andcharismatic antagonist, which will allow to unfold the plot in the right direction. It is the demon Abbadon as the quintessence of extermination and destruction is suitable for this purpose in the best possible way. Many believe that even Lucifer loses in this, because his interests are more extensive, sinfulness has too many faces, from perjury to gambling, so Ada has several arbitrary "units". Each circle of Hell is ruled by a separate higher demon, and against their backdrop Abaddon stands out as a pure and unavoidable evil, without offshoots. Complete annihilation does not have halftones and compromises, this makes the image of Abaddon even more frightening and expressive.
Computer games, fiction andpoetry, musical art and, finally, cinematography - one of the most popular images of evil, which is used to create an expressive artistic effect, it is the demon Abbadon. The photos or other images on which the image of this demonic entity is imprinted are strikingly different from each other. In ancient engravings, it is depicted as a classical devil - with horns, webbed wings - or as a monstrous skeleton covered with pieces of rotting flesh. In his hand Abaddon always holds a murder weapon - a sword, a spear or arrows.
In computer games, the appearance depends on imaginationdevelopers, it can be a chthonic monster such as the biblical locust of Armageddon, with teeth, claws and breathing fire, or some kind of humanized embodiment of weapons of destruction. Cinematography in this sense is a little more elegant.
Popularization of Abaddon contributed a lotthe television series Supernatural, where he appears as the knight of Hell, who wished to seize power after the imprisonment of Lucifer. Contrary to the contradictory images in the culture, where he appeared both as a monster and as a pale inexpressive young man wearing black glasses (Bulgakov, Master and Margarita), the creators of the series decided to play in contrast, and then a very feminine demon Abbadon appears. "Supernatural" in general is famous for the non-standard approach to visualization of powerful creatures. Red-haired beauty was very convincing in the role of the Knight of Hell.
The role of the demon was played by the actress of Canadianthe origin of Elaine Huffman, nee Kalange. Before appearing on the screen in such an extravagant appearance as the demon Abbadon, the actress actively acted in film - the debut took place at 13 years old. The girl easily bypassed all competitors at the casting and successfully began acting career.
She managed to create in her own way a charming imageDemon, not burdened by human morality, and do not overdo the stick. In "Supernatural" Abaddon conquers with some perfect beauty and refinement, manners, an amazing combination of a charming smile and a cold look. In the image created by Elaine Huffman, one can not help believing, without deliberate external aggressiveness Abaddon looks more dangerous, unpredictable and uncompromising, like a real destroyer from the Underworld.