Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance daily demon vol. 59

Azazel Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance

In the latest daily demon video for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, we have a closer look at Azazel. As part of its background, the creature is a leader of a group of fallen angels.

More details about the history can be found below, courtesy of the Shin Megami Tensei Wiki:

Azazel (“God strengthens” or “Arrogant to God”), also known as Hazazel, Azazil or Azael, is one of the leaders of the grigori, a group of fallen angels in Hebrew lore who married with female humans and in the process produced the nephilim and a fallen member of the watchers. He was a fallen angel who was offered goats as sacrifices.

Azazel was cast out of Heaven after he taught men how to make swords, knives, shields and breastplates; and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them; and all kinds of costly stones and all coloring tinctures. Because of this, the humans became corrupted and viewed themselves as invincible with such tools. When God saw what Azazel’s actions have wrought, he told Raphael to bind Azazel’s hands and feet and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert and toss him therein. He would then place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there forever, and cover his face that he may not see light.

In the Bible, the name Azazel appears in association with the scapegoat rite; the name represents a desolate place where a scapegoat bearing the sins of the Jews during Yom Kippur was sent. In Islam, he is sometimes considered as the devil before he became a Jinn. In some depictions, he was the angelic name of Iblis.

Check out the Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance video for Azazel below.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is seeing release for Switch on June 14, 2024.

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