Write a short note on Beelzebub


The word Beelzebub has been derived from the Hebrew language that means “the lord of Flies”. In the epic poem, “The Paradise lost” written by John Milton (1608-1674). Beelzebub is the mighty fallen angel or archangel next to Satan.

More Notes: Paradise Lost

Prince of Hell

Beelzebub is the prince of Hell. When God deprives the angels of heaven because of their riot against him, in Hell Satan delivers his speech and declares that Beelzebub is the prince of Hell. In regards to power Beelzebub’s rank is next to Satan.

Frustrated and disappointed

Beelzebub is one of the mighty fallen angels. After the banishment from heaven, Beelzebub is accompanied by Satan. He is the chief lieutenant of the fallen angels. After the expulsion from Heaven, Beelzebub is disappointed but Satan encouraged Beelzebub to fulfil their revenge against God by saying as well……

“Farewell, happy fields,

A mind not to be changed by place or time.

The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven”.

Powerful and stubborn

Beelzebub is considered the chief leader of the fallen angels in Hell. Satan calls him a cherub. He is the first with whom Satan is identified in Hell. Satan has given him the utmost importance. He is the first Lieutenant of Hell. He has a stubborn will, immortal hate, and a powerful and revengeful motive.


In fine, we can say that Beelzebub is one of the major characters in the great epic poem “Paradise lost” and one of the revered characters who is a strong supporter of bloody democracy.

Rashedul Islam
Rashedul Islam

Hi, This is Rashedul. Researcher and lecturer of English literature and Linguistics.

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