Apollyon



the destroyer; the angel of the bottomless pit; Abaddon. Rev. 9:11.
Historical Examples

This made Christian pause in the fight for a time, but Apollyon still came on, and Christian once more took heart.
The Pilgrim’s Progress in Words of One Syllable Mary Godolphin

Evidently this was a case of possession by Apollyon himself.
The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram

Now here Christian was worse put to it than in his fight with Apollyon, as in the story you shall see.
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan John Bunyan

“I was not proposing to apply for your custom,” said Apollyon meekly.
A Safety Match Ian Hay

And with that Apollyon spread forth his dragon’s wings, and sped him away, that Christian for a season saw him no more.
Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7 Various

But he met with no other harm from Apollyon quite through this valley.
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan John Bunyan

He was like a man who, having denied the existence of Apollyon, has come upon him face to face and has been burnt by his breath.
The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt

She had grappled with Isaac Pitman as with Apollyon and had not been worsted.
Hilda Lessways Arnold Bennett

The master of the stalls again gasped forth the word ‘Apollyon!’
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Various

It was the valley of the shadow of death, and his soul was at grips with Apollyon.
Lewis Rand Mary Johnston

noun
(New Testament) the destroyer, a name given to the Devil (Revelation 9:11)

destroying angel of the bottomless pit (a name sometimes given to the Devil), late 14c., from present participle of Greek apollyein “to destroy utterly” (from apo- “from, away from” + olluein “to destroy”); a translation of Hebrew Abaddon (q.v.).

destroyer, the name given to the king of the hosts represented by the locusts (Rev. 9:11). It is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Abaddon (q.v.).

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