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Angels (portrayed by Fabio and another actor) as they appeared in The Exorcist II: The Heretic.


Three angels as portrayed by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in his Song of the Angels (1881)

Angels are celestial beings who live with and serve God and other deities. They can mostly be found in the monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. However, angels and angelic beings can be found in many other religions across many different cultures. In recent years, they have become popular characters in film, literature, video games, and the arts. Traditionally, they have usually been depicted as winged humanoids.

The angels are God's creation divided by its guilds: Archangels, Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones, each of these guilds there is a principality leader for the divine ordinance, the angels have male and albino form too (Based on the Bible and the book of Enoch) .

Lucifer was the principality of Cherubim (Raphael takes its place as a substitute later).

Michael is the principality of Archangels.

Ariel is the principality of Thrones

Metraton is the principality of Seraphim

Occurrences in FictionEdit

  • Angels are present as extremely advanced ethereal creatures from the planet Lucifer in the Doctor Who novel Lucifer Rising.
  • In Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the young Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) has heard stories from space travelers about "angels" who live in the moons of Iego and described them as the most beautiful creatures in the universe. He initially believes that Padmé Amidala is one of them.
  • Pit (from the Kid Icarus series) is an angel who, ironicly, can't fly on his own.
  • In Babylon 5 the angels of human folklore along with many similar creatures from other species' myths were actually an appearance assumed by the Vorlons to help guide these races' developments.
  • Gordon "ALF" Shumway is apparently familiar with them, as he once told Kate that her silhouette in the shower resembles that of an angel. A naked angel, he adds, much to her discomfort. In another episode, ALF is visited in his dream by an angel named Bob.
  • Angels are known to exist in the DC Multiverse, a notable example being Zauriel.
  • Angels are a key supernatural species in the TV show Supernatural, the main angel being Castiel. These angels are heavily based on the Judeo-Christian account of angel mythos. These angels are depicted in a very family-oriented way, with angels being siblings to one another and referring to God as their Father.
  • In the 2013 video game DmC: Devil May Cry, angels are a supernatural race which has waged an eternal war with their demon counterparts. Dante, the protagonist of the story, along with his brother, Vergil, are Nephilim; a hybrid of angel and demon. These angels, as well as the demons, do not follow any particular religious or spiritual mythos but are instead depicted in a very Western form with angels being benevolent beings and demons being shown as filling the roles of real-world evils or "societal ills" (bankers, politicians, club owners, media personalities, celebrities, etc.).

Occurrences in Religion and SpiritualityEdit

The concept and stories of angels come originally from religious and spiritual doctrine. There are many different accounts of angels and angelic beings across different religions and spiritual teachings.

Known Judeo-Christian-Islamic AngelsEdit

This is a list of key angels who have been depicted in monotheistic religious belief. 

  • Michael - The Archangel Michael is one of the most well known angels. His name means "He who is like God". According to the Christian account, it was Michael who cast Lucifer and his Fallen Angels down to Earth.
  • Lucifer - The Archangel Lucifer is arguably the most infamous of all angels. He has many titles due to his nature as the angel of light, including "The Morningstar", "The Light Bringer", "The Light Bearer", "The Bringer of Light", and "The Son of the Morning". Lucifer is also known as The Devil or Satan in Christian mythos.
  • Gabriel
  • Uriel
  • Azazel - Azazel is said to be one of Lucifer's Fallen Angels and is counted among the "Sons of Darkness" in Christian mythos.
  • Metatron
  • Uriel
  • Rapheal
  • Raziel
  • Amitiel - The Archangel Amitiel is the angel of truth in Christian lore.

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

Angels are attributed many superhuman and supernatural powers and abilities in both religion, spirituality, and fiction. They are regarded as superior to humans in both power and intelligence; having absolute wisdom. Their powers are effectively unlimited by human standards. Angels are portrayed as immortal in virtually all religious and many fictitious depictions. They have the power to become invisible and intangible, able to pass with ease to access any places without being seen.

See alsoEdit

Several species have been named after them:

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