Was just confirming that ‘Lord of the Flies’ originated as a name for the Devil and then stumbled upon this in Wikipedia on the page for Beelzebub (okay, not the devil? or maybe the same thing? pff)
The Dictionnaire Infernal describes Beelzebub as a being capable of flying, known as the “Lord of the Flyers”, or the “Lord of the Flies”.
Which is a bit, ‘wait, what?’ he’s not lord of the little fucking annoying things that land on carcasses, carry disease and are basically a pain to anyone in the summer, it just means he’s the king of flying about? Fuck this…