What color is your devil?
June 15, 2009 6:30 AM Subscribe
Why is the devil red?
posted by jedrek to Religion & Philosophy (13 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I grew up in the United States, and even thought I am not, nor have I ever been, religious, the symbolic devil I know from mass media is a humanoid with a pointy fork, horns, etc. And he's red. My mother grew up in Poland, was raised a catholic, and the devil she knows is similar in description, but for the fact that he is black - not brown-skinned, black.
I'm curious what this distinction comes from, my normally decent google-fu has failed me completely.