This is a list of angels in theology, including both specific angels (e.g. Gabriel) and types of angels (e.g. seraphim). Note that some overlap is to be expected with the list of theological demons entry, since various traditions have different classifications for the spirits they mention.
An angel is generally a supernatural being found in various religions and mythologies. Abrahamic religions often depict angels as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between God and humanity. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out tasks on behalf of God. Abrahamic religions often organize angels into hierarchies, although such rankings may vary between sects in each religion. Such angels may receive specific names or titles. People have also extended the use of the term "angel" to various notions of spirits or figures found in other religious traditions. The theological study of angels is known as "angelology". Angels expelled from Heaven are referred to as fallen angels as distinct from the heavenly host.
Theology is the systematic study of the nature of the divine and, more broadly, of religious belief. It is taught as an academic discipline, typically in universities and seminaries. It occupies itself with the unique content of analyzing the supernatural, but also deals with religious epistemology, asks and seeks to answer the question of revelation. Revelation pertains to the acceptance of God, gods, or deities, as not only transcendent or above the natural world, but also willing and able to interact with the natural world and, in particular, to reveal themselves to humankind. While theology has turned into a secular field, religious adherents still consider theology to be a discipline that helps them live and understand concepts such as life and love and that helps them lead lives of obedience to the deities they follow or worship.
Gabriel, in the Abrahamic religions, is an archangel. He was first described in the Hebrew Bible and was subsequently adopted by other traditions.
|Abaddon, also known in Greek as Apollyon||Christianity, Judaism||Destruction|
|Abathar Muzania||Mandaeism||The weighing of souls|
|Aglibol||Ancient Canaanite religion||Angel of the god Baal Hadad||"Calf of Baal"; the Moon|
|Anael, see Haniel||Judaism||Joy and Pleasure|
|Arariel||Jewish mythology||Waters of the Earth|
|Archangel (type)||Christianity, Islam, Judaism||(type)|
|Ariel (angel)||Christianity, Judaism||Personification of Israel [ citation needed ]|
|Artiya'il||Islam||Removes human grief|
|Azazel||Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Yazdânism||Archangel, fallen angel||teacher (for humans: of evil arts), leader of a group of angels, rebellion against God|
|Barachiel||Christianity||Archangel, chief of the guardian angels||Lightning; Blessings/Guardian Angels|
|Bene Elohim (type)||Christianity, Judaism||"Sons of God" (type)|
|Camael, a.k.a. Kemuel or Kamael or Khamael||Christianity, Judaism||Archangel, leader of the Powers, one of the Dominions||Strength, Courage and War|
|Cassiel||Christianity, Islam, Judaism||Archangel||Solitude and Tears|
|Cherub/Cherubim (type)||Christianity, Judaism, Islam||(type)|
|Cherubiel/Kerubiel||Christianity, Judaism, Islam||cherub|
|Dadrail||Islam, Yazdânism||Archangel (in Yazdanism)|
|Dominions a.k.a. Kyriotetes (type)||Christianity, Judaism||(type)|
|Dumah||Islam, Judaism||Silence, vindication and the stillness of death, tormenting the wicked after death|
|Eremiel/Jerahmeel||Christianity, Judaism||Watches/Guides the holy deceased in the afterlife|
|Gabriel, also known in Arabic texts as Jibra'il||Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, Yazdânism||Archangel, one of the cherubim||Messengers, military (in Islam), destruction (in Judaism and Islam)|
|Grigori a.k.a. Watchers (type)||Christianity, Judaism||(type)|
|Hadraniel||Christianity, Judaism||Second Heavenly Gate|
|Hanibal||Ancient Mesopotamian religion||Angel of the god Baal Hadad||"Grace of Baal" or "Baal is Gracious"|
|Haniel||Christianity, Judaism||Archangel, leader of the Principalities along with Archangel Netzach||The Sephirah Netzach|
|Hesediel see also Zadkiel||Christianity, Judaism||Freedom, benevolence and mercy|
|Iblis||Islam||ruler of lower heavens, teacher of angels, leading angels into battle (prior fall); commanding demons, tempter (after fall)|
|Ishim (type)||Judaism, Islam||(type)|
|Israfil, also spelled Israfel, often considered same as Raphael||Islam||Archangel||Music|
|Jegudiel||Christianity||Archangel||Responsibility and merciful love|
|Jequn||Christianity, Islam, Judaism|
|Jophiel||Christianity, Judaism||Archangel||Wisdom, Understanding, and Judgement|
|Kiraman Katibin||Islam||Recorders of human thoughts, acts and feelings|
|Lamassu (type)||Ancient Mesopotamian religion||(type, thought to be equivalent to Hebrew Cherubim)||protection, constellations, female deities|
|Lailah||Christianity, Judaism||Night, conception|
|Lucifer, also known in Hebrew as Helel||Christianity||Archangel or seraph or cherub, fallen angel||Bringer of Light, rebellion against God|
|Malakbel||Ancient Canaanite religion||Angel of the god Baal Hadad||"Messenger/Angel of Baal"; the Sun|
|Metatron||Judaism, Christianity, Islam||Archangel, one of the seraph||The Celestial Scribe|
|Michael, also known in Arabic texts as Mikail||Christianity, Judaism, Mormonism, Islam, Yazdânism||Archangel, one of the seraph||The Military, Angel of Mercy (in Islam), General in God’s army. Angel of Death. (in Catholicism)|
|Moroni||Mormonism||The Golden Plates|
|Munkar||Islam||The Faith of the Dead|
|Muriel||Christianity||Dominions||June and Cancer in astrology|
|Nakir||Islam||The Faith of the Dead|
|Netzach||Christianity, Judaism||Leader of the Principalities along with Archangel Haniel||Eternity|
|Ophaniel (Ofaniel, etc.)||Christianity, Judaism||Cherubim; sometimes listed as one of the Thrones|
|Phanuel||Christianity, Judaism||Archangel||Repentance and hope|
|Powers (type)||Christianity, Judaism||(type)|
|Pravuil||Jewish mythology||Archangel||God's scribe and record-keeper|
|Principalities (type)||Christianity, Judaism||(type)|
|Puriel||Christianity, Judaism||Examines the souls of those brought to heaven|
|Qaphsiel||Christianity, Judaism||Angel of tears, temperance. Presides over the deaths of kings.|
|Radueriel||Jewish mythology||Can create lesser angels with a mere utterance|
|Raguel, also known in Arabic texts as Azrael||Christianity, Judaism, Islam||Archangel||Angel of Justice|
|Raphael, also known in Arabic texts as Israfel||Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, Yazdânism||Archangel, leader of the Virtues, one of the cherubim||in the Christian tradition, Raphael performs all manners of healing|
|Raziel||Christianity, Judaism||Archangel||Keeper of Secrets|
|Sachiel||Christianity, Judaism||Archangel, Cherub||Wealth and Charity|
|Sahaquiel||Jewish mythology||Archangel||Guardian of the fourth heaven|
|Samael||Christianity, Judaism||Archangel||Death and fetching souls|
|Sandalphon||Christianity, Islam, Judaism||Archangel||protector of unborn children (some sources: "twin brother" of Metatron)|
|Sarathiel||Christianity||Archangel||Discipline and Penance|
|Sariel||Christianity, Judaism, Islam||Archangel|
|Schemhampharae||Christianity, Judaism||A list of 72 angels of the 9 choir orders, with esoteric meaning related to the names of God|
|Selaphiel||Christianity||Archangel||Patron saint of prayer and worship|
|Seraph/Seraphim (type)||Christianity, Judaism||(type)|
|Seraphiel||Christianity, Judaism||seraph||Protector of Metatron, highest ranking saraphim|
|Song-Uttering Choirs (type)||Judaism||(type)|
|Thrones (type)||Christianity, Judaism||(type)|
|Uriel||Christianity, Judaism||Archangel, one of the seraphim||"El/God is my light"; patron of the Arts|
|Virtues (type)||Christianity, Judaism||(type)|
|Yarhibol||Ancient Canaanite religion||Angel of the god Baal Hadad||Springs|
|Zadkiel a.k.a. Tzadkiel||Christianity, Judaism||Archangel, leader of the Dominions||"Righteousness of God"; archangel of freedom, benevolence, mercy, and the Patron Angel of all who forgive|
|Zaphkiel a.k.a. Tzaphkiel, Tzaphqiel||Christianity, Judaism||Archangel, leader of the Thrones||name means "God's knowledge"|
Angels have appeared in works of art since early Christian art, and they have been a popular subject for Byzantine and European paintings and sculpture.
In Abrahamic religions, fallen angels are angels who were expelled from heaven. The literal term "fallen angel" appears neither in the Bible nor in other Abrahamic scriptures, but is used to describe angels who were cast out of heaven, or angels who sinned. Such angels often tempt humans to sin.
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A seraph is a type of celestial or heavenly being originating in Ancient Judaism. The term plays a role in subsequent Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The singular "seraph" is a back-formation from the Hebrew plural-form "seraphim", whereas in Hebrew the singular is "saraph".
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