Angel Names Index
Abaddon (a.k.a. Abadon,
Abbadon, Apollyon, Appollion, Appolyon, Angel
of the Bottomless Pit) - as named in
Hebrew; in Greek he is called Appolyon. Abaddon is
named specifically in the Book of Revelation as the
leader of the terrible locust like beings sent from
the abyss to torment the unbelievers. In the same
sources, Abaddon binds Satan for a thousand years.
Other identifications of Abaddon include him
as an Angel of Death and a Dark Angel, or even as a
demon, serving in the abyss, perhaps to be
considered Satan himself. Another use of his name
is to denote not an Angel, but a place, synonymous
with the abyss itself, or Hell.
Abaddon, Abbadon, Apollyon,
Appollion, Appolyon, Angel of the Bottomless
Arelim, Erelim) - the Hebrew name
used for the corresponding Choir of Angels in
Christian lore called the Thrones.
Abalim means "great Angels." They are also known
as the Arelim.
Abaros (a.k.a. Amaros,
Muzania (a.k.a. Abyatur) -
an Angel-like being found among the Mandaeans, a
sect of Gnostics that flourished in the first to
second centuries C.E. in modern-day Iraq. This
Angel is responsible, in their lore, for weighing
the souls of the deceased to determine their
worthiness. For this task he uses a set of scales.
He is also called the Angel of the North
Abadon, Apollyon, Appollion, Appolyon, Angel
of the Bottomless Pit)
supposedly a powerful Angel of God himself, applied
to the conjuring of demons and forcing them to
perform various deeds.
Abdals - a group of
mysterious beings in Islamic lore. Said to
number seventy, the Abdals (meaning substitutes)
are known only to God and fulfill the essential
task of permitting the world to continue to exist.
Similar to the "Just" in Jewish lore, the Abdals
are spiritual, or perhaps Angelic, caretakers of
the Earth. They are not immortal, however, and when
one of them dies their number is kept constant by
God, who secretly appoints a replacement.
Abdiel - an
important and valiant Angel who plays a leading
role in Milton's Paradise Lost in standing firm
against the call of Satan to the Angels revolt
against God. A member of the Angelic Seraphim
Choir. Abdiel is described by Milton as the
"flaming seraph." His great moment comes during
the first day of fighting in the war in heaven.
He routs the rebellious Fallen Angels Ramiel,
Arioch, and Ariel, and even Satan himself is
driven back by the "mighty sword stroke" of the
seraph.There has been some question over the
years as to whether Abdiel has any roots in
Jewish or Christian legend or lore or was merely
a creation of Milton.
Abdizriel (a.k.a. Abdizuel)
Abdizuel (a.k.a. Abdizriel)
Abelech (a.k.a. Helech)
one of the most ancient of all charms, used to
protect the user (or wearer, when adapted as a
amulet) from disease, toothache, and spiritual
assault. Meaning "I bless the dead,"
Abracadabra was said to have originated in one
of two ways. It was perhaps formed from the
Hebrew declaration he brachah dabarah
(speak the blessing) or from the Hebrew words
Ab (Father), Ben (Son), and
Ruch a Cadsch (Holy Spirit). Its
association to Angelology stems from its use in
summoning an Angel to provide
Abraham - honored
and so-called Father of the Jewish People,
Abraham is one of the greatest patriarchs
of the Old Testament, and a figure known in
the Muslim faith as the "friend of God."
Abraham is also connected to Angel lore in
several ways that go beyond scripture. By
custom, for example, he was even
accompanied by his own special guardian or
guiding Angel. The name of this Angel is
given as Zadkiel, the angel appearing in
Jewish lore as the master of mercy and
compassion. it is thus Zadiel who is
thought in some sources to have stayed the
hand of Abraham on Mount Moriah, although
that act has also been attributed to
Michael. In an
even more interesting tradition,
consistent often with the other great
patriarchs of the Old Testament, Abraham
was taken to heaven and, like Enoch and
others, was transformed by the will of
God into an Angel.
Abrasax, Abraxis)- in the teachings of
the Gnostics, the name used for the Supreme
Being, the source of the devine emanations
through which all things were created.
Included in the emanations are 365 spirits,
thought to have their own heavens.
Interestingly, the sum of number 365 is
said to equal or correspond to the
numerical value of the seven Greek letters
used to spell "Abraxas." These seven
numbers also served as a mystery symbol of
God. As Gnostic thinking developed, Abraxas
became the creator and leader or prince of
the Aeons, the eternal beings or divine
manifestations that emanated from God.
Abraxas was ruler of their 365 heavens and
helped to perform a kind of intermediary
role between the Supreme Being and those
who exist on the earth. The name Abraxas
was intended to provide divine protection
and blessing. (See also Aeon).
Abrinael (a.k.a. Abrunael)
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