[[WMG: The only book was a TakeThat the canaanite gods did against the greek ones]]
Since the hebrew gods are in popular culture flanderized into devils but the greek ones aren't, Moloch and pals paid Milton to write a book where the other pagan gods were demons as well. Unfortunately for them, Milton didn't got the memo and wrote Moloch as a demon as well.
[[WMG: The Satans from the ''Literature/DivineComedy'' and ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' and their respective Hells are the same.]]
In PL, Satan is constantly shrinking and becoming less and less human. He takes the three-faced, mindless form locked in ice after Jesus rejects him as seen in ''Paradise Regained''.
* Satan in the ''Divine Comedy'' is ''huge'', but Then again, in Book X of ''Paradise Lost'' (the last time we see him), Satan does appear as a Dragon (obviously referencing the Literature/BookOfRevelation)...
* He is compared to a ''Leviathan'' in the early verses of the ''Paradise Lost''. He's definately huge in both stories.
[[WMG: Satan's fandom have StockholmSyndrome.[[note]]Disclaimer: Take as seriously as all TV Tropes EpilepticTrees.[[/note]]]]
They love, support, and practically worship Mankind's ArchEnemy in the poem, whose goal is to destroy Humanity, make them suffer, and rob them of their home, birthright, and happiness all to get back at someone else. Furthermore, his fans defend all his lies and evil deeds as truly being in their best interest; they insist it's not really his fault, that ''he's'' the one whose been wronged, and they don't want to be rescued, just like the victims in the TropeNamer.
[[WMG: This book was inspired by Satan.]]
Satan, pissed that people have seen him as a monster for millenia, wanted to tell his side of the story, and show that SatanIsGood(or at least a WellIntentionedExtremist.) So he found John Milton and got him to write an autobiography of sorts. However God, not wanting His people to think GodIsEvil, prevented Milton from getting the whole story-hence why in Paradise Lost Satan suffered MotiveDecay. However, it was enough of an impact to be lead to the popularity of the SatanIsGood trope.
* Or Milton wrote the book for him but threw in a bunch of TakeThat that Satan (nor some of the readers) managed to pick up on.
* Well, Milton does invoke Urania at the start... maybe Satan snuck in instead.
* Alternatively Satan really is evil, but used Milton as an UnwittingPawn [[RootingForTheEmpire to get people]] [[DracoInLeatherPants to sympathise with him.]]
[[WMG: Chaos and Old Night are from the PrimordialChaos.]]
It would explain where they come from, and why they have a grudge against God: they're pissed at God removing their enviroment.
[[WMG: Chaos and Old Night are Azathoth and Nyarlathotep, respectively.]]
"And Chaos, ancestors of Nature, hold
Eternal anarchy, amidst the noise
Of endless wars, and by confusion stand."
Tell me that doesn't sound like the Court of Azathoth?
[[WMG: ''Paradise Lost'' is not monotheistic.]]
[[OrderVersusChaos Order and Chaos]] are the truly immortal beings that exist for eternity. After creating the universe out of Chaos, Order assumes the name of God. Lucifer was only able to screw God because he has Chaos' support.