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The common theme among all versions of the Devil card is imprisonment. The soul is encaged in a prison of flesh every time a child is born. The Devil would have you believe that the soul came from the earth. The irony of this card is that he enslaves you whether you love him or you hate him. As long as we are here, we might as well enjoy your time. On Waite’s version Adam and Eve from the Lovers card have been ensnared by the serpent, and the Devil now binds them to earthly life.
Bearing commonly used symbols, Langustl’s Devil is the most recognizable version on the site. The fact that Langustl contains the only Devil on the site with hell fire is a little surprising. The twist that Langustl puts on this card is that you are not the Devil, but his cuffed slave. Or maybe Langustl’s Devil card is a revelation. Could it be that the Devil and his slave are the same person? You decide.
The bifrost version takes this understanding of the Devil one step further. In bifrost, the Devil is understood and accepted to be an important part of every personality. Using Anton LaVey’s Jung-inspired methodology of breaking down the personality into 3 layers, we find the opposite of our core self which is sometimes called the anima is actually the Devil. This is the side of a personality that is fulfilled in relationships with individuals of the polar opposite type.