An angel is a supernatural being or spirit found in various religions and mythologies. In Abrahamic religions and Zoroastrianism, angels are often depicted as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between God or Heaven and Earth, or as guardian spirits or a guiding influence.[1][2] Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God's tasks.[3] The term "angel" has also been expanded to various notions of spirits found in many other religious traditions. The theological study of angels is known as "angelology".

In art, angels are often depicted with bird-like wings on their back, a halo, robes and various forms of glowing light.[4]

Types of angels Edit


  1. The Free Dictionary [1] retrieved 1 September 2012
  2. "Angels in Christianity." Religion Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014
  3. [2]Wikipedia:Augustine of Hippo's Enarrationes in Psalmos, 103, I, 15, Template:La icon
  4. Angels and the New Race - Page 8, Geoffrey Hodson - 1998
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