Samael A Gnostic god and, in Judaism, the evil angel who comes to be identified with SATAN. Samael is actually a name of a kingdom of the Aramaens, in the area of Syria in the 2nd millenium B.C.E. A variation of the name is Sammael. The name has also been associated with "Dread God," a Semitic version of the Asiatic Sama, Samana, or Samavurti, the "Leveller." In the Sama Veda he is called a storm god, clothed in black clouds.