“All gods who receive homage are cruel. All gods dispense suffering without reason. Otherwise they would not be worshipped. Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom. Half gods are worshipped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood.”
― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Down through the ages of human history his name has been heard and often feared. He’s known by many names; king of hell, demon, destroyer, all which is that wrong with the world. But many have known him in a different light. A tender light, a side of him rarely shown. He’s the epic lover that legends are made from. Many believe he may have been Casanova, himself. Some say he’s actually Eros. But a few have known for sure and lived to tell the story. His heavenly name is Azazael. His fallen name is Azazel.
This incredible handsome man with flawless teakwood skin accented by a magnificent mane of versicolored, flowing hair is like none other. His capability to enhance a woman, mortal or immortal, is what has made him a legend before the creation of our world. It’s said his gemstone-like azure eyes are totally mesmerizing. Do not glance into them for too long or your soul and body will become all his.
To their dismay many have loved him. He takes love but rarely sincerely gives it. His hands and lips are sweltering hot but his heart is cold. His heart is unable to be captured for it belongs to another. One he has sought since he lost her. Knowing the legend of his long love many believed they were she only to be disappointed. Down through the ages many have paid a tragic price for daring to fall in love with him. After all, he once ruled hell with an iron fist so it has been proven he has a heart as hard as stone.
He has existed in every society as either an Emperor, Ruler, Chief, King, prince, warrior, Duke, Marquis, Earl, Count, Viscount, Baron but most often as god. He felt he didn’t allow heaven to tell him what to do so he most definitely wasn’t taking orders from creatures beneath him.
During his many years of absence many have worn the name. Committed horrendous deeds in the name of it. These actions have led many worlds to believe there are many different heavenly princes by this dreadful name. But all who know the truth knows there’s only one Azazael.
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