[German version] Early Christianity's view of the Devil (Gr. διάβολος/
diábolos, 'vilifier', 'deranger', Lat.
diabolus; many other names, too) was derived from the Bible, early Judaism and the apocrypha, but also connected with other cultures' and religions' views of harmful and evil powers (Satan; Demons). The Devil was generally regarded as an angel or angel prince, originally good, created by God, who then through pride or envy fell from God and took some of the angels with him to be the demons. "And the demon, i.e. the devil, is also called 'dragon' [
drákōn] on account of his fleeing [