In Persian mythology, peris are descended from fallen angels who have been denied paradise until they have done penance. In earlier sources they are described as agents of evil; later, they are benevolent. They are exquisite, winged, fairy-like creatures ranking between angels and evil spirits.
LUCIFER - The Devil at centre, with three faces and three pairs of wings, standing in a pool and devouring a damned soul, against dark background. Titled in top centre: "LVCIFER." Lettered extensively around image with excerpts of Dante's Divina Comedia. Engraving made by Cornelis Galle I, After Lodovico Cigoli, Belgium, 1591-1650.