The devil is an interesting character, one who has often been portrayed as the artist’s muse. However, the devil has quite a fascinating history, and the way this character has evolved throughout time and how our attitudes towards it have changed makes for quite an interesting tale in of itself. It certainly didn’t start out as the way we know it today. Like the beast itself, the origin of the devil is quite a tricky one to pursue. It is full of twists, deceit, and often provides no better example of the folly of man.