The Angelic Pantheon is composed of the Angels found in ancient scriptures, texts, and writings of the primary and secondary religious cultures. These records are the foundation of the study of Angels and is referred to as Angelology. The branch of Theology that is concerned with Angels.
Angelology, as a branch of Theology, is specific to Angels and covers their origin, nature, fall, classification, work, destiny, history, and interaction with humans, among other subjects.
Angel-ology not only delves into these studies, but also points to the existance of Angels in other cultures where the absense of structured religions and records allowed Angels to be known by other names and their influence attributed to other entities.
Without question, there is an amazing simile between "Supernatural" entities within the myths and legends of other cultures to those whom we refer to as Angels. We believe that those similarities, regardless of the "teller" or source, simply add to the credence that these beings did and continue to exist!
When exploring the Angelic Pantheon, note that its inhabitants are divided into several different classifications including Hierarchies, Choirs, and Groups:
"Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth. Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep."
-- John Milton
"Come to the edge, he said. They said: we are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew."
-- Guillaume Apollinaire
"For he shall give his Angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, least thou dash thy foot against a stone."
-- Psalm 91:11
"A real friend is like an Angel who warns you by her presence and remembers you in her prayers."
"An Angel can illuminate the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision."
-- St. Thomas Aquinas
"The reason Angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly."
-- G.K. Chesterton
"Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings."
-- Victor Hugo
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