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Angels in Mythology
Angels appear in the mythology and religious traditions of various cultures around the world. While the concept of angels varies across different belief systems, they are generally considered benevolent and divine entities, often serving as messengers or intermediaries between the divine and the human realm. Here are some examples of angels in mythology from different cultures:
Abrahamic Religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam):
Gabriel: Known as the messenger angel, Gabriel is often mentioned in the Bible as a bearer of important announcements. In Christianity, Gabriel is the angel who announced the births of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ.
Michael: Regarded as a powerful archangel, Michael is often depicted as a warrior angel who fights against evil forces. In Christianity, Michael is considered the leader of the heavenly army.
Raphael: In Christian and Islamic traditions, Raphael is associated with healing. He is mentioned in the Book of Tobit in the Bible, where he assists Tobias on his journey.
Azrael: In Islamic tradition, Azrael is the angel of death who separates the souls from the body. In some Christian traditions, Azrael is also associated with death.
- Amesha Spentas: In Zoroastrianism, the Amesha Spentas are divine beings or spirits, and some of them are considered akin to angels. For example, Sraosha is associated with divine obedience and is often considered a messenger of Ahura Mazda, the supreme god in Zoroastrianism.
Ancient Greek Mythology:
- Nike: While not a traditional angel, Nike is the Greek goddess of victory, often depicted with wings. She is a divine being associated with success and triumph.
- Valkyries: In Norse mythology, Valkyries are warrior maidens who serve the god Odin. While not traditional angels, they share some similarities as they choose those who may live and those who may die in battle.
- Devas: In Hinduism, Devas are celestial beings that can be considered somewhat analogous to angels. They are associated with various aspects of the divine and play specific roles in the cosmic order.
Pull inspiration from any of these traditions as you build your world for your RPG for take their usage in a totally new direction