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An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

Introduction | "R" Reading | Curse of the Pharaoh | End-of-the-World Prophecies

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angel In theology, a being just below the gods in rank. Whether angels have gender or any sensual interests or abilities has been a matter of some interest to philosophers and the intrusively curious. And, surprisingly enough, at no place in the Bible are angels' wings even mentioned. Those appendages seem to have been simply invented by medieval artists, and the attractive idea was picked up and used by everyone since, no questions asked.

Names of angels.

      The head of the angels is Michael, an archangel who rules over Anael, Gabriel, Oriphiel, Raphael, Samuel, and Zachariel. The position is for life, and Michael is immortal.

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