The 6 Winged Birds of the Bible
In the Bible, Cherubim and Seraphim are described as spiritual creatures with six wings and four faces. But the text usually keeps them separate, except in Isaiah 6 and Ezekiel 1.
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Seraphs are a race that is universally feared for their viciousness. They are fanatical in their service to their god and will ruthlessly pursue their goals no matter the cost to others. They are incredibly well trained in both physical and magical combat with an unmatched focus on the perfection of their skills.
A Seraph’s lifespan is roughly equivalent to that of a human. They are taught from an early age to embrace death as a natural part of life so while they may mourn the loss of close kin they tend to have a detachment from it otherwise.
They have familial connections that are deep and close with all family members considered cousins/aunts/etc regardless of the fact they may not know each other on a personal level. Love is secondary to martial prowess within the clan as it only enhances their fighting ability. If a Seraph’s transformation fails they are usually killed but if they survive they will almost always suffer a crash (similar to a near death experience) that reverts them to their previous form with side effects such as extreme pain and delirium.
Bearers of the Throne
The Bearers of the Throne, or Hamalat al-Arsh, are four angels who carry God’s throne. They appear with body shapes resembling a man, a bull, an eagle and a lion. According to the Hadith, they are so tall that the highest heaven is below their feet and the universe cannot reach up to their navels.
Some scholars have argued that the bearers of the throne are actually carrying the Creator. When He becomes angry, the Throne gets heavier on their shoulders; when He is pleased, the Throne is lighter.
The Throne is a symbol of God’s sovereignty over the universe. It also represents the order and structure of the world. God created the Throne when He stabilised the young volatile universe and allowed the formation of the four fundamental forces and their particles. This order was then used to create everything else in the universe. The Throne is also associated with the angels Cherubim who are God’s throne bearers and attendants.
Black Winged Angels
While angels are typically depicted with white wings, it is not uncommon to see black angels. Black angels often represent fallen angels, or those who have strayed from their divine path. However, they can also symbolize darkness and mystery.
In Western esoteric traditions, the number six is associated with harmony and balance, which can be achieved by uniting opposing forces such as light and dark. This is symbolized by the black angels, who are known for their power and protection.
Dreaming of an angel with black wings may suggest that you are going through a difficult or challenging time. Alternatively, the black angels may symbolize your own personal darkness or negative emotions that you are trying to overcome. It is important to pay attention to the context and details of your dream when interpreting it, as it can provide additional insights and deeper meaning. You can also journal about your dream to gain a better understanding of its meaning.
White Winged Angels
White wings indicate purity and holiness, while black is associated with devils. If a character’s morality changes, they will often change the color of their wings.
Angels are usually depicted with feathered wings that attach to the back. They are not very wide, like a songbird, and they fit together smoothly with no gaps. This suggests that the wings are based on gliding bird species, such as shearwaters, terns, or gulls.
They also have long, straight horns and teal eyes. Angels are shown to have a rich culture with music being an important part of their society, along with worship of Mother Gaia.
They are able to reproduce, though it is not clear how they do it. Like Demons, when an Angel dies they are returned to Gaia in order to be remade into another Angel. They can also choose to have cluster wings (multicolored unconnected wings floating around) to communicate their mixed heritage or dual nature.