Old Scratch

  • Demons and Devils
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

''Old Scratch'' is a common (although antiquated) term for The Devil  or Satan. It was derived from 8th Century AD Norse sources, were it appears as ''Skratte'' (also meaning The Devil). It is thought with Norse Invasions of England in the 7th thru 9th Century AD - ''Skratte'' was transformed into ''Scratch''. The term was a very popular literary identifier from the 18th Century AD unto today.