- Biblical (culture)
- Celestial (attribute)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Flying (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
An immortal spirit who serves both God and humanity. The word Angel comes from the Greek ‘angelos’ and the Latin ‘agelus’ meaning ‘messenger’. Angels have a role of delivering God’s message to the people of Earth. Angels feature heavily in both ancient Hebraic scriptures where they are known as Malakh and in the Qu’ran of Islam where they are known as Melek. The Angels of the Bible tend to be benevolent beings that aid people but some Angels such as Lucifer turned their back on God and cause destruction in the world. Generally Angels have magical powers and can cure diseases. Some malevolent Angels are blamed for causing plagues. Many holy people and prophets were said to have received messages from Angels. The Angels came from heaven but many escape when Lucifer opened the gates. God had no wish to reclaim these creatures back and left them to live on earth.
The Angels of the Bible have a hierarchy of order. The highest of Angels are the Arch Angels. These include Gabriel, Michael, Ursiel, Jophiel, Zadkiel and Samael.
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