Our Lord Jesus Christ paid the ransom to redeem us from the power of death and hades.
To whom was the ransom paid. Some Orthodox Christians state that the Church Fathers are consistent in that he paid the ransom to death/hades owner, which was the devil. Others say the ransom was paid to God the Father as the debt owed to him for our sin. Others say the ransom was actually paid to us.
What is the consensus of the early Fathers on this? To whom was the ransom paid by Christ?
Was the ransom of Christ's death/blood paid to the Father, us, or the devil?