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We are all familiar with the big-name angels like Gabriel and Michael, but there’s a whole angelic host with some pretty impressive creds to their name.

But first, a fun fact: God assigns some angels to Hell, just as there are fallen angels hanging out in Heaven ( the Grigori, for example).

A few angelic heavy hitters!

  • aka “The Destroyer” or “angel of the bottomless pit”. In Revelation, this is the angel who will bind Satan in Hell for 1,000 years.
  • Some believe Abaddon is a place, rather than a being.
  • In the Christian allegorical story Pilgrim’s Progress, he is a demon or a devil
  • One text claims it was the name God invoked to reign terror upon Egypt in the time of Moses
  • “branch of God”
  • One of the 8 Merkabah angels
  • Keeps the keys to the heavenly hall
  • Cheif seal bearer
  • Told to whip God’s favorite angel 60 times with fire
  • Took Enoch to heaven
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  • Leader of the 200 fallen angels
  • Taught men how to forge a sword
  • Introduced women to make-up (nice)
  • Lord of Hell, Seducer of Mankind (not so nice)
  • Depicted as having 7 serpent-like heads, 14 faces, and 12 wings.
  • His  refusal to worship Adam got him kicked out of heaven
  • “striver with God”
  • Belongs to a prestigious class of angels who surround God’s throne, and may compare with that of seraphim and cherubim
  • aka Sarafiel
  • Supposedly has 4 wings and is so tall his head touches the pillars of the Divine Throne
  • Often overcome with tears of grief when he peers down at hell
  • Islamic folklore contends that he, along with 3 other angels, gathered dust from around the world to create Adam
  • “gift of God”
  • One of the 12 angels of vengeance
  • Lord over fire
  • Saved 7 men from fire during the infamous God vs Baal contest
  • “of fire”
  • Lord of hailstorms
  • Can  morph into an eagle
  • Has spellbinding power
  • Governs over Virgo
  • Leader of many legions of angels
  • Super tall, but not as tall as the Watchers (fallen angels)
  • Will blow the horn on Judgement Day
  • “fire of god”
  • Interprets Ezra’s visions
  • Watches over thunder and terror
  • Stands at the gate,fiery sword in hand, to guard the entrance to Eden
  • One of the angels who helped destroy the army at Sennacherib
  • Angel of the month of September
  • Gave the Kabbalah to man

angels & demonsReligious art is one of my “things.” Can’t get enough of it! Which means I’m always perusing the museum shops for art books. Along with all the wonderful photos, this little book contains a wealth of information about religious lore.

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