What angels are apparently supposed to look like according to
They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.
The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.
Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).
Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.
Technically, angels have made their only moral choice, and so experience morality only in theory.
Some angel characters are based on the non-humanoid or vaguely humanoid “canon” angels, which can be anything from a ball of wings covered in eyes to a huge, living wheel to animals on fire.
They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.
Maybe angels taking on human form but describing just what they look like when they’re not wearing their skin.
Angels are such creepy and interesting.
The study of angelology is EVEN MORE interesting with a literal and scientific approach to understand what ancients have said regarding angelic deities. It’s a beautiful study
There is a damned good reason why the first thing out of an angel’s mouth whenever it appears to a mortal person in the Bible is “DO NOT FEAR”, and it’s because angels are fucking terrifying.
Look at the security guards in the reflection though…
Ohgod, it’s like you know nothing,
FIRST UP there is a fucking hierarchy of angels.
Seraphims are the top brass, the caretakers of god’s throne, and those are six winged, where two wings covers the face, and two wings covers the feet.
Now, Seraphims are in the first sphere.
Next up you have cherubim, and you are probably thinking of cute little babies in diapers, but no, you are wrong, Cherubims are the four faces angels with the face of a man, lion, ox and eagle. Now, they have four conjoined wings, i.e it’s one fughuge wing that looks like 4 smaller ones, that are covered with eyes, much like Argos in greek-mythos, who is also covered in eyes, they have a lions body, and an ox’s feet, give em a snake tail and remove the human face, and what do you get, a chimera! Wait, switch the eagle with a goat… Anyway, these ugly fuckers are the guards, thus the many eyes, they guard the path to the tree of life in the garden of eden and the throne of god, can’t sneak past something with eyes all over huh?
Next up and the last in the first sphere is the Ophanim, Now these bad boys are weird, now take a wheel, and put it inside another weel, and then put googly eyes on the rims, hundreds of them, BAM that is an Ophanim, now considering they have two names in the bible, Thrones an Ophanim, it’s not completly sure what they did, I assume it either had with guard and/or throne duty cause eyes/name.
Now thats the first sphere, lets go into the second sphere, here you will get onto a wild ride.
Now, the confusing part is the name, why do you ask, WELL back in the age of a billion years ago, when the bible was translated from it’s original hebrew, it was not done by one guy, one guy said the word translated to this, another said it translates to that, and in the end it means the same, but kinda not.
First up is the classical angel, who are more beautiful then you, and with dem nice wings, hey have glowing orbs of lights hovering around their scepter or their swords, they are like kings, or governors and bosses the other angels around, they are known as Dominions from latin or Lordships from greek.
Next is the Virtues/strongholds, and they are either the stars on the night sky, or they control the movements of them, they are also mentioned to be the celestial choir, but little is known, oddly enough.
Next up is the Powers from latin, and Authorities from greek, they are the bearers of conscience and the keepers of history. They are also the Warrior Angels, so Castiel from Supernatural was probably one of these. Now, their job was to oversee the distrubution of power among human kind, no clue what that actually means but there you have it. These are the last angels in the second sphere.
The third spheres of angels.
First up is Principalities or rules, they are essentialluy the muses
Next up is the Archangels, now here it gets odd, some seem to think they are the topp brass of angels, it’s kinda true, but not really, they are in the third sphere after all, there are seven of them we have Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Simiel, Oriphiel and Raguel. They do important shit like give important messesges, cause angel means messenger, and arch means chief, so yeh. they are the chief mailmen, only it’s spoken instead of written.
The last one in the third sphere is the Angels, and they are the messengers of mankind.
So yeah, shits confusing.