Lucifer, (Latin: Lightbearer)Greek Phosphorus, or Eosphoros, in old style folklore, the morning star (i.e., the planet Venus at first light); represented as a male figure bearing a light, Lucifer had no legend, yet in verse he was regularly envoy of the day break. In Christian occasions Lucifer came to be viewed as the name of Satan before his fall. It was along these lines utilized by John Milton (1608–74) in Paradise Lost, and the thought underlies the notorious expression “as glad as Lucifer.”

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