Neha Patil

Armilus

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Armilus (Hebrew: ארמילוס‎‎) (also spelled Armilos and Armilius) is an anti-messiah figure in medieval Jewish eschatology, comparable to medieval interpretations of the Christian Antichrist and Islamic Dajjal, who will conquer Jerusalem and persecute the Jews until his final defeat at the hands of God or the true Messiah. His inevitable destruction symbolizes the ultimate victory of good over evil in the Messianic age.

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Name

The name might be derived from Romulus, one of the founders of Rome, or from Ahriman, the evil principle in Zoroastrianism (Arimainyus = Armalgus).

Appearance

Midrash Vayosha depicts Armilus as bald, partially deaf, partially maimed, and partially leprous.

References

Armilus Wikipedia


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