Lucifer spoilers: Hidden meaning in Lucifer’s bedroom wall symbols finally exposed

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Lucifer Morningstar lives a life of luxury in a decadent penthouse above his Los Angeles nightclub, when he’s not being pursued by heavenly threats, that is. Fans of the Netflix fantasy drama have spotted a number of easter eggs hidden within the iconic interior, and have finally uncovered the meaning behind his most elusive decor. 

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Following unexpected difficulties caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Lucifer’s fifth season finally arrived on Netflix last month with the first eight episodes.

Taking a well-earned break from his duties in the underworld, Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis) returned to Earth to once again watch over Chloe Decker (Lauren German).

Unfortunately, his pleasant visit took a dark turn when he discovered his life had been usurped by his identical twin imposter, Michael.

The midseason finale delivered the series’ most epic battle so far, before the timely arrival of God (Dennis Haysbert) put an end to the sibling rivalry.

Even amongst this year’s round of celestial action, Lucifer’s most devoted fans still found plenty of time to hunt through the new batch of episodes for clues and Easter eggs. 

Many viewers are still puzzling over Lucifer’s archaic decor in his luxurious penthouse, situated above his LA hotspot, Lux.

Boasting uninterrupted views of the Hollywood skyline, superb furnishings and a private bar, Lucifer’s apartment is surely one of the most coveted properties in recent TV history.

However, hidden amongst the penthouse’s modern interior design, several viewers have picked up on the ancient symbols adorning the doorway to the devil’s bedroom. 

Although the strange writing hasn’t been directly translated, one knowledgeable ‘Lucifan’ has taken a closer look and gone some way to explaining Lucifer’s unconventional choice of art installation. 

One smart viewer recently provided the answers fans have been looking for on CBR.com.

After scouring through the individual symbols, CBR deduced the ancient form of writing is actually an old script known as Cuneiform.

Lucifer himself has briefly addressed the strange symbols, and he was halfway to being right when he recognised them as Assyrian.

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As CBR explained: “Cuneiform was first developed to write the Sumerian language, but was later used to write Akkadian, including its Assyrian and Babylonian dialects.”

Unfortunately, fully translating the cryptic language would prove much harder, as CBR realised many of the symbols have actually been written back to front. 

However, there is still plenty of significance to be drawn from the fact that Cuneiform was formed before Christianity, and the first references to Lucifer or Satan, were introduced.

CBR went on: “There’s something comforting in knowing that Lucifer wants to surround himself with trappings of cultures that haven’t associated him with evil, an idea that he has trouble accepting in the show.”

Despite distancing himself from God and his angelic siblings in the Silver City, Lucifer resents the fact he has become a symbol of evil and sin amongst most cultures on Earth. 

By plastering his walls with ancient symbols constructed before his crusades made it into the Old Testament, Lucifer is reminding himself he still has the capacity to do good.

As the series has progressed, the fallen angel has certainly proven that, having reconciled with his brother Amenadiel (DB Woodside) and even making plenty of friends among his new mortal neighbours. 

Now all that remains is for Lucifer and his father, God, to have the heart-to-heart viewers have been waiting for since the series’ first began.

Lucifer Season 5, Part 1 is available to stream on Netflix.

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