BLOOD LINES Nephilim
Published May 30 , 2014 | by Team Pleinsfeux
By Beginning and End
In our original article on the Nephilim, we detailed the biblical origin of hybrid giants half angelic half-human, called Nephilim, which are the product of illicit relations between evil fallen angels and human women in the period before the Flood and Noah’s Ark. Deluge swept the giants, but shortly after the flood, they returned and spread around the Promised Land. As this article will demonstrate, not only the giants return after the Flood, but they were the main enemies of God and His chosen people, Israel, for centuries. This article will show that, for a long period, the giants were everywhere in the ancient Middle East and ravaging attacking God’s people and creating spiritual practices to attract humanity to worship Satan and his angels.
Genesis 6:1-5: The origin of the Nephilim
“When men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, the son of God saw the daughters of men were beautiful, and they took them wives of all which they chose . the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for man is flesh: yet his days shall be one hundred twenty years. were giants in the earth in those days, after the son of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them; These are the heroes who were famous in antiquity. Jehovah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and all thoughts of his heart was only evil day. “
This brief tells a very important original story. A group of “son of God”, the biblical name for the angels in rebellion against the Lord came to earth and took human women as wives to have illicit relations . And their children, half-human hybrid, half-angelic Nephilim were giants. idea that angels can sleep with women and have children is not something that all Christians accept, know or even confirm. However, the truth of Christianity is based on a single source: The Word of God as revealed in the Bible. And, from a study of the Scriptures, it becomes clear that this event actually took place.
The “Son of God” Were Angels?
This question is often raised as an objection initially to the idea that the Nephilim giants have never even existed. The Hebrew words for “son of God” is B’nai Ha Elohim , meaning that they were celestial beings and credence to the idea that the Nephilim were the offspring of fallen angels (the term Elohim is literally the plural of “god”). And then we see that the children of such son of God and the daughters of men were ” powerful men “and” famous. ” They were also “giants.” Something in their genetics made people a size . And it was their affiliation with the fallen angels.
But, again, we must continue to look in the Bible to ascertain the meaning. The Bible confirms itself and a passage of Scripture can always be confirmed by another. We see the term “son of God “then used in the book of Job . Job 1:6-7 says: “Now the son of God came one day before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. Yahweh said to Satan Where do you come from? And Satan answered the LORD: and fro in the earth and from walking. “
The scene described here, where God literally meets the son of God, took place in the sky. This is a Divine Council gathered by God when He chooses to respond to the good and bad angels to discuss world affairs (for more examples of these assemblies, see . 1 Kings 22 and Psalm 82) Another Divine Council gathered in Job 2:1: “Now the son of God came one day before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before Jehovah. “
So, again, reading these clear texts, “son of God” are not human but are actually angels who meet in heaven with the Lord. And the Hebrew term is b B’nai ha Elohim . The third reference to the son of God in the Old Testament is again in Job, but this time in chapter 38. God, this time asking questions to Job about the creation of the universe (Job to demonstrate the lack of understanding and knowledge he has with respect to the Lord) said:
“Where wast thou when I founded the earth declare , if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou know Where that extended the line upon it? On what were its bases they supported Where who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the son of God shouted for joy? ” Job 38:4-7
Again, not only the son of God they are with God again, but they existed before the Earth itself is created. uses the term All B’nai ha Elohim in the Old Testament are a reference to angelic beings. In the Septuagint, the oldest form of the Old Testament today (and the most cited by Jesus and his disciples in the New Testament Version), the term “son of God ‘n’ is not even used in these passages of Job, there is only written, “angels of God.” Thus, we can conclude with certainty that the son of God of Genesis 6 were actually angels.
The angels they had sexual relations with human women?
Job, the oldest book of the Bible that was written by the patriarch Job, who lived shortly after the Flood, and made references to angelic beings. passages There are not often mentioned in the scriptures that indicate that directly some angels were actually involved in illicit relations with human women. lorsqu’Éliphaz This occurs, one of Job’s friends who console about the loss of his family in a powerful hurricane Satan, shares a divine vision that it was:
“A word was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof. When the visions of the night stir thought, when men are engaged in a deep sleep, I was seized with fear and terror, and all my bones to shake. A spirit passed before me … All my hair stood on end … A figure of an unknown aspect was before my eyes. And I heard a voice, saying: The man be righteous before God? Would it be more pure than did? If God did not trust in his servants, if he finds the his angels … “ Job 4:12-18
The word “madness” in the Old Testament is used to describe sexual sin. Once again, we use Scripture to interpret Scripture. Examples:
“Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. It was seen by Shechem, son of Hamor, prince of the country. He took her, lay with her, and defiled her …. And the son of Jacob came from the field when they heard it; The men were grieved, and they were very angry, because he had done folly in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter, which would not have been done. “ Genesis 34:1-2, 7
“But if this thing be true, if the woman has not found her a virgin, they shall bring out the young woman at the entrance to the house of his father; It shall be stoned by the people of the city, and she will die because she has committed a folly in Israel by playing the harlot in her father’s house. you shall put away the evil from among you. ” Deuteronomy 22:20-21
“After that, here is what happened: Absalom, son of David had a sister who was beautiful and named Tamar; And Amnon the son of David loved her. Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick because of his sister Tamar; Because she was a virgin, and it seemed hard to Amnon to do it the slightest attempt … As she offered him to eat, he grabbed her and said: Come lie with me, my sister. She replied: No, my brother, do not force me, because it does not act in Israel: Do not commit this folly. ” 2 Samuel 13:1-2, 11-12
So we see that some rogue angels were accused of the sin of “madness” for convicted sexual actions. In the Septuagint, a verse from Job said: “He sees the evil in his angels.” This confirms further that sexual offenders actions were committed by angels.
Books of 2 Peter and Jude detail punishment of angels who committed these sins
“… He hath reserved in the judgment of the great day, in everlasting chains under darkness, the angels who did not keep their dignity, but left their own habitation; As Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality like them and vices against nature, are given as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Nevertheless, these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. ” Jude 1:6-8
Thus, we see a reference to the angels who left their “home” and are reserved in chains until Judgment Day. This was the punishment for those angels who left their homes from the spiritual world to “go to strange flesh” , namely human women. Notice also that there is a reference to Sodom and Gomorrah, the cities so imbued in sexual corruption when two divine angels came to visit Lot’s house to get him out of town with his family , men and boys came to Lot’s house to demand that the angels come so they can “know”.
The descendants of Nephilim giants
The descendants of this illicit union between angels and human was giants who “became mighty men which were those heroes who were famous in antiquity. “(Genesis 6) The fact that they were giants is in itself proof that their membership was superhuman. But these giants were bad. After being born in corruption, these satanic angels dominated the Earth and were filled with violence. It is also interesting to note that the Bible calls “the famous hero.” The Hebrew word Shem refers to the famous and legendary beings. It is as if the Bible stated that when the reader hears captions “demigods” Titans or that are partially divine legendary heroes, it is these “myths” it refers. They were “men” with superhuman strength and ability. Apart cause violence and sin in the world, the Nephilim were also corrupt the human lineage.
Why is it that Satan?
After the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, God pronounced judgment against Satan:
“ And the Lord God said to the woman: Why hast thou done this the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I ate. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field, you will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of thy life. I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. ” Genesis 3:14-15
This declaration was historic. proclaimed God as the means by which Satan would eventually be punished and destroyed by the seed of the woman. (It should be recalled at this point that our enemy, Satan, is a being much older and much more powerful and evil; Thus, this prophecy was a very serious statement). A human woman would give birth to a male child one day destroy the devil. This was the first prophecy of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. Satan has been ordered. From there, he began to corrupt or destroy any child who fears God, because it could potentially be the prophesied Redeemer. Unsurprisingly, the first child born pious Abel was killed by his evil brother Cain. Cain was banished, and Adam and Eve gave birth to another son, Seth. At birth, Eve said ” God gave me another son in place of Abel, whom Cain slew. ” (Genesis 4:25)
As more and more God-fearing son began to populate the earth, Satan has introduced its plan about Nephilim. By corrupting the seed of the woman, Satan could prevent the birth of the Messiah, of course, was human and not be partially fallen angel. Satan wants the Word of God is a failure, but he knew that in addition to the woman, God prophesied that Satan also have a “seed” (verse 15) . Thus Nephilim were an attempt to thwart the plan of salvation for humanity. At each step, the giant Nephilim, by their evil angelic affiliate, sought to undermine or undo what God intended for humanity to reconcile with Him. Their domination of Earth, they reproduced so quickly that God has proclaimed that all flesh on the earth had become corrupt. They dominated the earth by wars, bloodshed and pagan religions.
Nephilim giants have spread violence and sin so that:
“The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and all the thoughts of their heart was only evil day. “ Mankind was about to be destroyed without hope to be saved from sin if all people were born partially fallen angels. Thus, God judged the earth with the flood.
The purpose of the Flood in Noah’s day
Many pastors, scholars and skeptics of the Bible consider the flood as God’s way of dealing with humanity after she sinned too much. However, with all due respect, this is a very simplistic way of looking the Flood. After all, today’s society is just as corrupt and depraved, if it is not worse than any previous time (more people were killed in the wars in the last century in the previous 900 years.) So why such a global judgment would occur only in the days of Noah, answer is that there are many more complex issues going on in the days of Noah, only humans with sin.
The Flood served three main objectives:
1. Destroy Nephilim giants.
2. Joining the angels who commit illicit relations with women and make them an example so that no other angel is tempted to do another time.
3. Saving mankind from certain destruction.
Much more than “over-reaction of an angry God” as skeptics like to portray, the flood was God’s way to preserve the human race and its bloodline, before it becomes completely corrupted by . Nephilim giants This is an important point: Many people today refer to the Flood as a “proof” that God is cruel and always angry against humanity and is willing to kill millions of people in the genocide on a simple whim. But the biblical truth that God sent the Flood to preserve humanity and to ensure that we can still receive the promised Redeemer who could save our souls. Without Jesus Christ there is no hope, there is no future, there is no forgiveness. Meaning that each pass eternity in hell. ‘s Flood was God’s way to keep this hope for all peoples.
. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations; Noah walked with God. ” Genesis 6 :8-9
Noah was chosen to continue and restart mankind after the Flood, because he was a believer in God. Moreover, he was “perfect in his generations”, meaning that its genetic lineage and ancestry were 100% human. Noah had not been part of the Nephilim hybridization which affected humanity. The Hebrew word for “perfect” in this verse is tamiym , which means “complete, whole” in reference to health and fitness. This is the same word used to describe the state of the animal sacrifices Lord
“If a man offering to the Lord from the herd or from the flock as a sacrifice of thanksgiving, or for the fulfillment of a vow or as a freewill offering, the victim will be without blemish to be accepted ; There will be no blemish. ” Leviticus 10:21 p.m.
Noah and his three son and their wives were able to survive the Flood and restart humanity. Unfortunately, the giant Nephilim reappeared.
Nephilim giants after the Flood
“There were giants in the earth in those days, and also after …. “Genesis 6:4
The above verse clearly states that the Nephilim giants reappeared after the Flood. Now, nowhere in Scripture is it still says that the angels still have lived and / or have had relations with human women after the flood. Genesis 6 was the only example of this. So how did they return Nephilim How is this possible?
The Bible has the answer:
“Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. Noah entered the ark with his son, his wife and the wives of his son, to escape the waters of the flood. ” Genesis 7:6-7
While Noah and his son were 100% human, we do not say the same for the three wives of his son, Shem, Ham and Japheth. What is clear is that one or more of these women were gene Nephilim. This is the source of the Nephilim after the flood. Nowhere in the Bible is it written that even angels have once again cohabited with human women.
The first time the Nephilim giants are mentioned by their names after the flood is found in Numbers 13 after the Exodus when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt to head into the Promised Land designated by God. Moses sent twelve spies to identify the field in advance. Two spies, Joshua and Caleb, spoke of the earth in glowing terms, and urged the Israelites to enter and claim the land that God had promised them. But the other 10 spies had very different opinion:
“And Caleb stilled the people, who murmured against Moses. He said: Let us go, let us seize the country, we will overcome it but the men that went up with him said, We can not go up against the people, because they is stronger than us. And they decried before the children of Israel the land they had explored. they said, The land, which we passed through to search it, is a land that devours its inhabitants; All that we have seen are men of great stature; And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, of the Nephilim: We were in our own eyes and their like locusts. ” Numbers 13:30-33
We will discuss this extremely important passage with much more detail below, but a few things should be noted. Firstly, the giants who live there are descendants of a person named Anak. This description, which a Nephilim is appointed by his name and gave birth to giants shows that the hybrid Nephilim after the Flood were the offspring of other giants and not angels. And in Numbers 13, the spies saw giants What were the son of the giant Nephilim Anak.
And they were so great that the Israelites were spies like insects to them. Moreover, these giants had special knowledge in agriculture they knew how to grow grapes so large that it took two Israelite men using poles to carry a single cluster! So how did they return giants and how they knew they were exactly where God would send His chosen people, namely the land of Canaan? The answer begins with the bloodline after the flood.
The bloodlines of the Nephilim
The Bible provides a specific genealogy and bloodline of Nephilim giants after the flood that can be traced back to own son of Noah. This appears to be consistent with the presence of genes Nephilim had an affinity for evil, because of their affiliation with the evil angels. And of Noah’s son, Ham, was by far the worst.
“The son of Noah, that went forth of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. Ham was the father of Canaan. ” Genesis 9:18
From the first time that Cham is introduced, it is described as “the father of Canaan.” Note that none of his brothers did not get a similar distinction. Whenever special descriptions are included in a genealogy in Scripture, it is the way the Bible to say that something important happened with this particular event. And students of the Bible should probe the Scriptures to know what could be this event. In this case, it is clear that Canaan carrying genes Nephilim. This could only be done by his mother, the wife of Cham, who herself genes Nephilim, since we know that in all generations Noah was 100% human. If Ham was bad and was not a disciple of God, the chances that it takes a woman who was part of the pagan culture of the hybrid Nephilim were much higher (Also note that throughout the Scriptures, men have fallen into sin after marrying women who worshiped false gods For example, Solomon and King Ahab.) And from what the Bible describes, Cham was not a follower of God. Actually, he was involved in an inappropriate incident with Noah that led to a curse
. “Noah began to cultivate the land, and planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and he brought out his two brothers. Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father; Their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. When Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done. And he said, Cursed be Canaan Whether slave ! slaves of his brothers , and said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem, and let Canaan be his slave! ” Genesis 9:20-26
The details of this incident are a bit vague, but in reading the Scriptures alone, it can be concluded that Cham, with bad intentions, watched the nakedness of his father, and then made everything public. But the evil this shameless action is repeated again to the Lord as a general guiding principle for all:
“Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink, that to you pouring your makest him drunken, to see her naked! Thou art filled shame instead of glory; Wood as yourself, and discover yourself! Cutting the right of the Lord be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing your glory. ” Habakkuk 2:15-16
Shem and Japheth, the sons of Noah just show a contrast as they seek to respect the dignity of their father by not looking and carefully covering. Cham’s sin was so serious that it resulted curses on his youngest son, Canaan, becoming the second person in the Bible to be cursed (the first being Cain, the evil son of Adam and Eve).
Wickedness of Ham came (there is no trace of his repentance for his sins) probably his marriage with a woman of a pagan family carrying the genes of the Nephilim.
Why has God allowed it Nephilim DNA to pass through the flood?
Even if it is not already clear, why God allowed the Nephilim genes boarding the ark it is because of human sin. We can not forget the role we play in business human. If human sin, they will be judged. If they do not follow God’s ways, they invite sin and its destructive force inevitable. Cham was not a disciple of God and he was tried for his sinful rebellion by his wife. Nations Nephilim after the Flood are at various times used by God as a judgment against the Israelites for their disobedience. We are all accountable to God.
The giants walked the Earth at war with the nations, angels being openly revealed and worshiped as gods and implementing all sorts of supernatural activities . antediluvian world was a place quite unique. Noah’s family was well aware that the root of this world was satanic, and Noah there was a “preacher of righteousness.” Cham denied justice and the ways of God to establish his own. This was only the fault . Cham Jacques l :12-15 describes the process of sin in his heart : “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; For when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let When tempted, no one should say God is tempting me. For God can not be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each one is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it bringeth forth sin, and sin is consumed, produces death. ” Jacques 1:12-15
Cham drew his own lusts in a sinful and pagan world. He knew the right way to live because the Bible says that Noah was a “preacher of righteousness.” Noah and his family were fully aware of the Nephilim hybridization current and Noah clearly made efforts to live apart from this situation. Despite the fact that the holiest man on the planet was his father, Ham had no faith in God. This always brings sin to a person’s life. We can not forget this when we all look Bible stories. God would certainly have killed the wife of Cham Cham or say “it was corrupt,” but I think Cham did not care what God had to say because Cham was not a disciple God. Cham had a choice. And he chose to reject God.
There are many examples of this in Scripture. Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promised Land, but could not enter. Why? Because of his sin. King David brought the ark to Jerusalem, where she was supposed to be, but he could not build the temple to house the ark. Why? Because of his sin. The King Solomon was the most prosperous reign throughout Israel, yet he led the nation to the division and finally its conquest. Why? Because of sin. Sin provides backdoor for Satan to enter and run his next move in the chess game between him and God. Whether it be a lesson to the reader: Satan is relentless in his quest to corrupt you and destroy you. And if he can not reach you, it comes with fun in your life through a child or a member of your family. Ephesians 4:22-27 says:
“… What is it that you have been taught to rob you, given your past life, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man which was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of the truth …… and do not give the devil a foothold. “
We are renewed in the spirit when we have salvation in Jesus Christ. And we must leave no space in our lives so that Satan can enter. Satan has entered the space of the ark because Cham had invited.
The curse of Canaan was
What is interesting is that Canaan, the third son of Ham, was the one who was cursed. Why? Cham Why was he singled out as “the father of Canaan?” Is it possible that Canaan was already showing signs be partially Nephilim It is not said in the Scriptures, but we will see a similar distinction for another infamous hybrid. What we can know with certainty is that it is from the line Cham we find the resurgence of Nephilim giants.
Comparing Scripture with Scripture, the tradition of giants after the flood can be attributed specifically to three of the son of Ham, Cush, Mizraim and Canaan. The Bible is full of bloodlines and Bible student should note that they are significant in improving our understanding of the Scriptures. ‘s first grand-son of Ham who receives a special designation in Genesis 10 is the king Nimrod.
“The son of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan. . The son of Cush: Sheba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteca . The son of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan Cush begat Nimrod; That he began to be mighty upon the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; This is why it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. reigned first Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, He built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; This is the big city. ” Genesis 10:6-12
Like Canaan received a special distinction in his genealogy, Nimrod gets several additional verses! Clearly this is someone special importance. Nimrod was the first murderer and conqueror in the world after the flood. He was the founder of Babylon, who became a pagan center of satanic idolatry, largely with different versions of Nimrod being worshiped as a god. His name, which means “rebel” or “we rebel” indicates available . He was an enemy of God and, at the time, he was the chief servant of Satan on Earth. He is credited for leading the efforts to build the Tower of Babel, a religious temple used to access the angelic realm through pagan rituals. tower of Babel was also the first attempt to establish a world government, led by Nimrod, and a man’s attempt to reach the spiritual realm and the “divinity” without the Lord ( what God has responded rapidly destroying the tower by confusing the languages of all peoples of the world and dispersing all over the Earth.) This little son of Ham was there a Nephilim?
The interesting fact is that the verse 9 states that Nimrod “began to be mighty upon the earth.” The term “powerful” gibborim is the same Hebrew phrase used to describe the Nephilim giants of Genesis chapter 6 that were the “mighty men.” This is the same term used to describe the giant Goliath in 1 Samuel 5:51 p.m.. Nimrod was a Nephilim? In mythology, Nimrod is known by many names, including Gilgamesh and Osiris, who were worshiped as gods. In the Sumerian texts, it is described as “two thirds divine and one third human.” The Hebrew word for “started” in the verse is Chalal , meaning “profane or pollute start or ritually sexually. “
Biblical commentary on this passage Matthew Henry says:
“What is observable and improvable in these verses is the account given by Nimrod, verses 8-10. It is here represented as a great man in his time: he began to be mighty upon the earth, it is ie, while those who preceded him were content to stand on the same level with their neighbors, and even if all men established rules in their own homes, no man went further, since the spirit of Nimrod could not stop there; He had decided that the tower would rise above its neighbors, not only the most prominent of them, but to dominate them. “
The final piece of evidence to consider is that, in the Septuagint, the most version of the Old Testament, the same verse of Genesis reads:
“And Cush begat Nimrod; That he began to be mighty upon the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; This is why it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. ” Genesis 10:8,9
So, from the texts of Scripture, it seems that through some form of dirt and / or occult ritual, Nimrod, the grand-son of Ham, was transformed into a giant. Would not the only time a human king was transformed into a different creature. Reading Daniel 4 Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, was literally transformed into a “beast” and lived like an animal for seven years. And it was the statement “observers” and “saints” (the same type of angels that are designated as being involved in illicit relations Genesis 6 in the extra-biblical texts like the Book of Enoch). (There is much more to write about Nimrod and his role in the writing of the Bible. We strongly encourage the reader to the research and discovery of this character).
Casluhim and Capthorim
“Mizraim begat Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim the Pathrusim and Casluhim, whence came the Philistim and Caphthorim. ” Genesis 10:13-14
Mizraim, son of Ham, also contributed to the tradition of the Nephilim. In verse 14 we have the first mention of the Philistines (whose ancestor was Philistim), the nation’s giant Goliath. Casluhim was the father of Philistim and family later resided Capthor in the Promised Land. Thus, we see the direct origins of the Philistines, one of the strongest enemies of the Israelites, who also carried the genes of the Nephilim. E n fact, the nation of the Philistines last “den” for the rest of the Nephilim giants. And, they can be traced to Casluhim, son of Mizraim and grandson of the evil son Ham.
The name of Canaan should be more familiar because it was the land that bore the name of the Promised Land that the Lord had reserved the Israelites after leaving Egypt through miracles of God and the leadership of Moses. The that they were in the Promised Land that the Israelites were supposed to live is not a coincidence! The Philistines were worshipers of demons, fallen angels and Satan. And the Nephilim giants working to attack the chosen people God. The lineage of Canaan contains many enemies of God:
Noah’s curse on Canaan(pic)
“Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth; And the Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, “ Genesis 10:15-16
The Jebusites, the Amorites, and the Girgashites, all cousins of Nimrod, mentioned repeatedly in reference to the Israelites capturing the Promised Land. These families were usurpers Promised Land and carrying many genes Nephilim. This is once again why God had to deal mercilessly with these nations. It can not be stressed enough as Nephilim threatened not only the very existence of the human race, but the ability of a fully human Messiah also born. Notice God’s instructions to Moses on how to fight against these cursed Canaan children:
“When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven more numerous and mightier than thou; When the LORD thy God shall deliver thee and thou be beaten, thou it utterly, Thou shalt make no covenant with them, and thou shalt not do their point through. contracteras You point marriages with them, you shall not give your daughters to their son, nor take their daughter for your son. ” Deuteronomy 7:1-3
Note that God describes these nations as “greater and mightier than you” for the Israelites. Physical and military advantage was clearly on the side of the enemies of God, the nations that were the home of the giant Nephilim. But what gave the Israelites the ultimate side was that the Lord Himself would intervene supernaturally early in the war to weaken the enemies of Israel so that they can be overcome. This point is not discussed enough: God fought and defeated the first Nephilim after the Flood. This shows the seriousness of the matter. The Lord did not allow these powerful superhuman hybrids dominate humanity. Thus, it does not say only delete those nations but he ordered prohibit marriage between them. God brings the spread of genes Nephilim to an end.
According to the will of God, at this stage, it is clear that the giants did exist in the Bible and in large numbers. Satan, who constantly sought to stop the plans of God and destroy the souls of mankind, used a small group of angels to interbreed with human women and attempt to corrupt human DNA. Modifying humanity to no longer fully human, Satan ensured that the human Messiah and not perfectly pure never born. To counter the offensive of Satan, God sent the overall judgment of the Flood to punish the angels who had committed the folly, destroyed the Nephilim and saved the existence of the human race. Deluge ensured the preservation the messianic line so we can have a chance to go to Heaven. It was like an act of love and mercy from God to save a people who had rejected following the servants of Satan and their powers .
The lineage of the Nephilim after the flood can be clearly attributed to Ham, evil son of Noah, who put a curse on his own child, Canaan.
Branches of The Nephilim, Names and Biblical Information
Anakims (“long-necked; giants”) aka Anakites
Descended from Anak (“long-necked; giant”)
Anak was the son of Arba (in Hebrew, “Strength of Baal”)
Arba was one of the “sons of Heth” who built the city of Hebron (called Kirjath Arba, meaning the city of Arba)
Anak, Arba’s son had three descendants in the days of Moses and Joshua who were giants: Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai. They dewlt in Hebron circa 1490 BC (Joshua 15:14)
Mentioned: Deuteronomy 1:28, Deuteronomy 2:10, Deuteronomy 2:11, Deuteronomy 2:21, Deuteronomy 9:2, Joshua 11:21-22, Joshua 14:12, Joshua 14:15, Joshua 15:14
Avims (“to crook” as “to do amiss”; “commit iniquity”; “to pervert”; “to do wickedly”; “to overthrow”) aka Avvites
Southwest Philistia (between lower Egypt and Gaza) 
The Talmud (Chullin 60b) notes that the Avvites were the first Philistines
Mentioned: Deuteronomy 2:23
Emim (“terrible ones”) aka Emites
Dwelling to the East of the Salt Sea
In Ancient times, the whole land of Canaan was held by the Emim
Mentioned: Genesis 14:5, Deuteronomy 2:10-11
Horims (In Hebrew, Troglodyte, meaning”cavemen”, “those who dwell in caves”) aka Horites
Inhabited Mount Seir
Related to the Emim and Raphaim
Their excavated dwellings are still found in the sandstone cliffs and mountains of Edom and Petra 
Mentioned: Genesis 14:6, Deuteronomy 2:12, Deuteronomy 2:22
Rephaims (“fearful ones; giants”) aka Rephaites
Descendents of Rapha (“fearful one; giant”)
Mentioned: Genesis 14:5, Genesis 15:20, Deuteronomy 2:11, Deuteronomy 2:20, Deuteronomy 3:11, Deuteronomy 3:13, Joshua 12:4, Joshua 13:2, Joshua 17:15, 1 Chronicles 20:4
According to some scholars – in the following instances, Rephaim has been incorrectly translated as “Dead“; it should be rendered “the Rephaim,” as this is a proper name: Job 26:5, Psalm 88:10, Proverbs 2:18, Proverbs 9:18, Proverbs 21:16, Isaiah 14:9, Isaiah 26:19 
Zamzummim (“powerful, vigorous”) aka Zuzims (“prominent, strong, giant”) 
Related to the Rephaim dwelling in the region afterwards occupied by the Ammonites
Mentioned: Genesis 14:5, Deuteronomy 2:20
THE PUNISHMENT OF THE FALLEN ANGELS – THE DESCENDANTS OF CAIN – THE LEGENDS OF THE JEWS – LOUIS GINZBERG
THE PUNISHMENT OF THE FALLEN ANGELS and the Rephaim, Anakim and Nephilim.
 Grown to manhood, Noah followed in the ways of his grandfather Methuselah, while all other men of the time rose up against this pious king. So far from observing his precepts, they pursued the evil inclination of their hearts, and perpetrated all sorts of abominable deeds.
 Chiefly the fallen angels and their giant posterity caused the depravity of mankind. The blood spilled by the giants cried unto heaven from the ground,
and the four archangels accused the fallen angels and their sons before God,
whereupon He gave the following orders to them:
Uriel was sent to Noah to announce to him that the earth would be destroyed by a flood, and to teach him how to save his own life.
Raphael was told to put the fallen angel Azazel into chains, cast him into a pit of sharp and pointed stones in the desert Dudael, and cover him with darkness, and so was he to remain until the great day of judgment, when he would be thrown into the fiery pit of hell, and the earth would be healed of the corruption he had contrived upon it.
Gabriel was charged to proceed against the bastards and the reprobates,
the sons of the angels begotten with the daughters of men, and plunge them into deadly conflicts with one another.
Shemhazai’s ilk were handed over to Michael,
who first caused them to witness the death of their children in their bloody combat with each other,
and then he bound them and pinned them under the hills of the earth, where they will remain for seventy generations, until the day of judgment, to be carried thence to the fiery pit of hell.
 The fall of Azazel and Shemhazai came about in this way.
When the generation of the deluge began to practice idolatry, God was deeply grieved. The two angels Shemhazai and Azazel arose, and said: “O Lord of the world! It has happened, that which we foretold at the creation of the world and of man, saying, ‘What is man, that Thou art mindful of him?’ ” And God said, “And what will become of the world now without man?”
Whereupon the angels: “We will occupy ourselves with it.” Then said God: “I am well aware of it,
and I know that if you inhabit the earth, the evil inclination will overpower you, and you will be more iniquitous than ever men.”
The angels pleaded, “Grant us but permission to dwell among men, and Thou shalt see how we will sanctify Thy Name.”
God yielded to their wish, saying, “Descend and sojourn among men!”
When the angels came to earth, and beheld the daughters of men in all their grace and beauty, they could not restrain their passion.
Shemhazai saw a maiden named Istehar, and he lost his heart to her.
She promised to surrender herself to him, if first he taught her the Ineffable Name, by means of which he raised himself to heaven.
He assented to her condition.
But once she knew it, she pronounced the Name, and herself ascended to heaven, without fulfilling her promise to the angel.
See the seduction of Ea by Inanna to steal the ME or magical incantations or powers.
God said, “Because she kept herself aloof from sin, we will place her among the seven stars, that men may never forget her,” and she was put in the constellation of the Pleiades.
Shemhazai and Azazel, however, were not deterred from entering into alliances with the daughters of men, and to the first two sons were born.
Azazel began to devise the finery and the ornaments by means of which women allure men.
Thereupon God sent Metatron to tell Shemhazai that He had resolved to destroy the world and bring on a deluge. The fallen angel began to weep and grieve over the fate of the world and the fate of his two sons. If the world went under, what would they have to eat, they who needed daily a thousand camels, a thousand horses, and a thousand steers?
These two sons of Shemhazai, Hiwwa and Hiyya by name, dreamed dreams.
The one saw a great stone which covered the earth, and the earth was marked all over with lines upon lines of writing.
An angel came, and with a knife obliterated all the lines, leaving but four letters upon the stone.
The other son saw a large pleasure grove planted with all sorts of trees.
But angels approached bearing axes, and they felled the trees, sparing a single one with three of its branches.
When Hiwwa and Hiyya awoke, they repaired to their father, who interpreted the dreams for them, saying,
“God will bring a deluge, and none will escape with his life, excepting only Noah and his sons.” When they heard this, the two began to cry and scream, but their father consoled them: “Soft, soft! Do not grieve. As often as men cut or haul stones, or launch vessels, they shall invoke your names, Hiwwa! Hiyya!” This prophecy soothed them.
Shemhazai then did penance. He suspended himself between heaven and earth, and in this position of a penitent sinner he hangs to this day.
But Azazel persisted obdurately in his sin of leading mankind astray by means of sensual allurements.
For this reason two he-goats were sacrificed in the Temple on the Day of Atonement, the one for God, that He pardon the sins of Israel,
the other for Azazel, that he bear the sins of Israel.
 Unlike Istehar, the pious maiden, Naamah, the lovely sister of Tubal-cain, led the angels astray with her beauty, and from her union with Shamdon sprang the devil Asmodeus.
 She was as shameless as all the other descendants of Cain, and as prone to bestial indulgences.
Cainite women and Cainite men alike were in the habit of walking abroad naked, and they gave themselves up to every conceivable manner of lewd practices. Of such were the women whose beauty and sensual charms tempted the angels from the path of virtue.
The angels, on the other hand, no sooner had they rebelled against God and descended to earth than they lost their transcendental qualities,
and were invested with sublunary bodies, so that a union with the daughters of men became possible. The offspring of these alliances between the angels and the Cainite women were the giants,
 known for their strength and their sinfulness; as their very name, the Emim, indicates, they inspired fear. They have many other names. Sometimes they go by the name Rephaim, because one glance at them made one’s heart grow weak; or by the name Gibborim, simply giants, because their size was so enormous that their thigh measured eighteen ells; or by the name Zamzummim, because they were great masters in war; or by the name Anakim, because they touched the sun with their neck; or by the name Ivvim, because, like the snake, they could judge of the qualities of the soil; or finally, by the name Nephilim, because, bringing the world to its fall, they themselves fell.
The Lord spoke: “Have no fear, Enoch, good man and scribe of goodness. Come hear my voice. Go speak to the Watchers of Heaven, who have sent you to intercede for them. Tell them, You should intercede for men, and not men for you. Why did you leave lofty, holy Heaven to sleep with women and, to defile yourselves with the daughters of men and take them as your wives, and like the children of the earth to beget sons, in your case giants? Though you were holy and spiritual, living the eternal life, you defile yourself with the blood of women, you begot children with the blood of flesh, and like the others you have lusted after flesh and blood as do those who perish. Because they perish I gave them wives so they might impregnate them, have children, and nothing be lacking on the earth. But you were spiritual and immortal for all generations of the world. So I gave you no wives, for Heaven is your proper dwelling place.”
In the early days after the Fall, before the demons had escaped from Hell and before the War had begun in earnest, the Seraphim Council debated long and long about how best to safeguard humanity. They knew mankind was imperfect and needed to be taught selflessness and fear of God, yet some angels felt that humanity could only be spiritually enlightened if Heaven controlled their development, with angels overtly ruling over them. Others pointed out that it was God’s decree that humanity should be left alone that provoked Lucifer to rebel in the first place. How could Heaven protect mankind and at the same time, refrain from interfering in the Great Experiment?
Seemingly in answer, God created the Grigori, the Eight Choir. And the Archangels saw that the Grigori were ideally suited to the task at hand, and dispatched them to Earth, to watch over mankind and report to them what they saw.
The Grigori were truly the most “human” of angels. They could blend with humanity, cope with the petty selfishness and daily sins of men without twitching, interact with humans as near-equals, and all the while retain their divinity. The Grigori were the only angels who really understood humans. Even the Mercurians, who loved humans and intuitively understood the intricate web of human relationships, were still removed from mankind, as benevolent teachers keep themselves at once involved and yet detached from their pupils. Even the most benevolent angels know that they are a different order of being than man, holy and celestial and complete unlike mortals. Only the Grigori understood what it was like to be human. Only the Grigori truly appreciated what made humans special, the reason why God had set them above all other creatures, including angels.
The Grigori were also the only angels who really felt comfortable on Earth, and who didn’t mind staying there. This ultimately contributed to their downfall.
It made them very, very effective at their jobs. They knew why humans did evil, why humans acted selfishly, and they knew how to teach people better, without taking away from their free will. And when the demons came, as Heaven knew they would, the Grigori could sense the slightest disturbance, and thus fulfilled their second function: they warned other angels when demons were about. The Horde learned to fear the Watchers, for while the gentle Grigori were no warriors, even the most subtle diabolical tampering could result in a sudden visit from a flight of Malakim. The demons could never be sure they were safe.
The “Second Fall”
In 11,600 B.C., it came to the attention of Heaven that the Grigori had become entirely too human; they had taken wives, started families, and some were even succumbing to debauchery, immersing themselves in corporeal pleasures. The Grigori argued, to no avail, that this was just part of mingling with humanity and understanding them. The truth was that they had become corrupted by their long stay on Earth.
Servitors of Uriel and David rounded up the Watchers and brought them before Dominic for judgment. Meanwhile, the Grigori’s monstrous offspring, the Nephalim, were hunted (almost) to extinction. It is said that David and Oannes, Archangel of the Waters, generated a great flood in the area of the Tigris and Euphrates that drowned entire civilizations, just to wipe out the numerous Grigori offspring.
Dominic found the Grigori Choir, one and all, guilty of base, selfish, human behavior, disobeying the Heavenly edict against procreating with humans, and being derelict in their duties. (Even the Grigori who hadn’t “gone native” had failed to report their sinning brethren to Judgment.) The Seraphim Council voted to punish them with eternal exile; all Grigori Hearts were broken, and all were Outcast. They would spend the rest of their days among the humans they loved, never to see the glories of Heaven again, until Judgment Day.
Why Did the Grigori Fall?
Some say that the Archangels were partly to blame; their Grigori servants seemed so content in their positions on Earth that it never occurred to the Seraphim Council that the Watchers should occasionally be summoned back to Heaven for an audience with their Superiors, and to remind them of their true origins. Most of the Grigori had not visited Heaven for thousands of years.
Others say that Hell is to blame. As long as the Watchers were present, demons were unable to infiltrate human society at a deep level. So they realized that the Grigori themselves would have to be corrupted and removed from the picture. How did the Diabolicals go about tempting the Grigori? With the most beautiful women, with earthly delights, with subtle appeals to their loneliness, perhaps a building, unacknowledged sense of resentment at having been “abandoned” on Earth? Who can say? Andrealphus likes to take credit for planting lust in the hearts of the Watchers, but perhaps it was simply their own weakness.
The most radical theory of all is that God planned it all along. After all, why would He give the Grigori the ability to breed with humans if they weren’t supposed to do just that? To this day, the Children of the Grigori are a potent, untapped force for good on Earth, one that some believe will be key to mankind’s salvation during Armageddon. There are even theories that all humans with above-average potential — all those with more than 5 Forces, meaning all Soldiers, sorcerers, and other “special” humans — have some Grigori blood in them, and thus that the Watchers were God’s way of seeding a little bit of divinity among mankind.
The Grigori Today
No one knows how many Grigori are still alive. Estimates range from 50 to 0, with most on the low side. Any angel who discovers one of the Watchers is required to report it to Judgment, and then stay away; contact with the Eighth Choir is strictly forbidden. Dominic, for his part, tries to keep track of all known Grigori. (This is not easy — any Grigori who realizes he’s been found will quickly “disappear” by taking another guise within human society.) The Grigori are still forbidden to procreate; any found to be doing so are subject to death (as are their children). So long as a Watcher is merely watching, however, Judgment takes no action against him, for they are still serving their sentence.
There are rumors of secret societies with Grigori at the center of vast and ancient conspiratorial networks, gathering information for use in the War, when the final battle comes and the Grigori are recalled to serve Heaven again. There are rumors that the Grigori possess a vast arsenal of secret Songs known only to themselves (the Archangel of Song was, after all, a Grigori). There are rumors that the Grigori still watch over their descendants, and even that they sometimes still sire children, though the danger is great. There are rumors that some Grigori have earned favor with an Archangel and secretly been reinstated in his service. (Dominic would immediately call a trial if such a thing were discovered.) There are rumors that Grigori Archangels are still active on Earth. There are many rumors, but few known facts, where the Grigori are concerned.
All Grigori today are Outcasts; corporeal death means Limbo for them. None are Servitors, and (theoretically) none retain any Choir or Servitor Attunements or Distinctions from their former masters. Unless, of course, there are still Grigori Archangels, and where these Archangels would keep their Servitors’ Hearts is unknown. Any Grigori who do exist must be over 10,000 years old, and have survived for millennia remaining undetected by humans, Heaven, and Hell alike. Michael has been known to grumble from time to time that if the Grigori are still around, and have knowledge about their children, that they are great untapped resource for Heaven. But he has not challenged Dominic’s edict…yet.
The Watchers are acutely attuned to the Symphony, and hear disturbances that no one else can. If a demon assaults a human in his dreams, a Watcher can hear it. If an angel makes a baby cry, a Watcher can hear it. The lies of a Balseraph, the emotional manipulations of a Habbalite, the seductions of an Impudite…all of these things subtly disturb the Symphony. Most celestials can’t hear those sorts of subtle disturbances, amidst all the other celestial noise, but the Grigori can. And the grosser disturbances that any celestial can hear are painfully loud to the Watchers. It is very difficult for even a cautious celestial to operate undetected if there is a Watcher about.
The Grigori also sired the original Children of the Grigori (and their monstrous kin, the Nephalim). It was for the sin of breeding with humans that they were Outcast in the first place. Yet even today, the Choir that is the closest to humanity is the most difficult to distinguish from humanity, for they also make little disturbance of their own.
Originally created to listen for diabolical disturbances and sound the alarm, it is dissonant for a Grigori to not respond to any disturbance he hears. At the very least, he must note when and where he heard it, for future reference, but if he never follows up, the GM should assign a point of dissonance. Usually the Grigori will at least investigate the source, and if they discover that the disturbance is the result of diabolical meddling on Earth, they must act.
Before their fall, the usual action was to call other angels in to deal with the problem. Since this is rarely an option nowadays, a Watcher will settle for calling the police, if it’s something the police can do something about. If not, they must find some other way to address the disturbance, whether by helping the victim or taking some action against the perpetrator. Because of their compulsion to act, even Grigori who’d like to stay out of the War altogether often find themselves being drawn into it. Some have retreated into the wilderness, hoping that solitude will grant them the peace of never hearing a Symphonic disturbance.
Manner and Appearance
The Grigori in celestial form look like very large humans, but humans of such pure spirit that they cannot be mistaken for mortals.
The Grigori were also known as the “Giants,” as they were exceptionally tall, with large heads and hands (and other organs, or so say some legends…). Of course this was about 15,000 years ago, and nowadays, they can almost blend in with modern humans, but still tend to be quite tall; the original Grigori vessels were never shorter than 6 feet and sometimes taller than 7. When they are occasionally able to procure a new vessel, the Grigori still feel uncomfortable in anything smaller. Unlike the Mercurians, who are always fashionable, the Grigori wear whatever is comfortable and will allow them to blend in with society.
They are gentle giants, and while quite a few Grigori have by necessity learned the arts of war, they dislike violence, and they especially dislike harming humans. Unlike Mercurians, they can be violent, and this has surprised more than one demon. But they much prefer roles as teachers and caretakers. While they tend to be quiet and unassuming, the Grigori also cannot help but enjoy life; their original purpose, after all, was to help humans be the best humans they can be, and that includes enjoying all the best parts of the human experience. This is what got them into trouble, thousands of years ago, and while most of the Watchers are more cautious nowadays, they still tend to be epicures.
The Grigori think of themselves as handmade instruments — drums, fifes, lyres — made to be broken out whenever it’s time to sing and dance.
Any disturbance is doubled for the purposes of detection by any Grigori within range. Furthermore, mental and spiritual trauma causes disturbances that the Grigori can hear as well. The following events generate Watcher-detectable disturbances (these are the base values; remember to double them per the normal Grigori resonance — other Choirs might theoretically be able hear these disturbances also, at their base values, with appropriate attunements or Songs):
Because their attunement to disturbances is part of their resonance, dissonance impairs their ability to hear it. Each point of dissonance a Grigori suffers subtracts 1 from his Perception roll to hear disturbances.
Mental and Spiritual Disturbances
Ethereal Combat: +1 per 4 Mental hits
The Grigori can hear mental assaults on humans. Ethereal damage inflicted on ethereals or celestials, however, does not create any disturbance, even to the Grigori.
Celestial Combat: +1 per 4 Soul hits or 1 Force
Any damage celestially inflicted on a human creates a disturbance that the Grigori can hear. As with corporeal and ethereal damage, celestial damage inflicted on an ethereal or celestial generates no disturbance.
Use of Will-based Resonance Against a Human: 2
Any time a celestial successfully uses a Will-based resonance against a human — this includes possession by Kyriotates, and invoking of Geases by Lilim — it creates a disturbance of 2.
Human Resistance of a Will-based Resonance: 1
When a human successfully resists a Will-based resonance, it generates a 1-point disturbance.
Emotional Trauma: 1
Whenever a celestial causes a human emotional trauma — whether it’s a Calabite intimidating someone, or a Balseraph whose lies have broken a mortal’s heart, or just a baby crying because of a Malakite’s harsh tone — it creates a disturbance of 1, perceptible to the sensitive ears of the Grigori.
The Grigori have two additional abilities; strictly speaking, these are not part of their resonance, but part of their celestial nature, just as a Malakite’s inability to Fall is part of his nature. Thus, dissonance doesn’t affect these abilities.
First, Grigori can interbreed with humans in the normal fashion, without using the Song of Fruition. A Grigori in a male vessel can impregnate a mortal woman; a Grigori in a female vessel can become pregnant by a human male. (Grigori cannot reproduce with other celestials, however, including each other.) Note that Grigori-human couplings don’t automatically result in pregnancy, any more than human-human couplings do. The Grigori are never infertile, however. Any children born as the result of such liaisons will be mortal. Most are the (in)famous Children of the Grigori, humans of exceptional stature, but approximately 1 in 3 are born hideously deformed, and if allowed to live, will become one of the horrid Nephalim. Because of this, the Grigori are never indiscriminate about mating with humans.
The second Grigori Choir ability is their humanness; they are so close to humanity that they can almost fool the Symphony itself. When using a Role, a Grigori may add his Celestial Forces to any roll to avoid creating a disturbance (In Nomine, p. 44); this is in addition to his Corporeal Forces. And almost all Grigori have Roles of level 6; they’ve been on Earth a long time. A Watcher who is careful (and those who are still alive must be, by definition) can spend mortal lifetimes without ever creating a single note of disturbance.
Since all the Grigori are Outcasts who were stripped of all attunements, none possess any of their Archangel’s attunements today. (Unless they serve one of the Grigori Archangels — see Azrael for an example.) Likewise, the Outcasting of the entire Choir from Heaven required every Archangel to sever his connection to the Grigori resonance; thus, no Archangel can grant the Grigori Choir Attunement even to other Servitors. However, the Grigori Choir Attunements are presented below out of interest, for those who want to use them anyway, or for historical games.
Blandine’s Grigori were the only celestials who could create their own dreamscapes when they fell asleep. This was optional; a Grigori of Dreams could enter the Marches normally, like any other Servitor of Dreams, but he could also choose to enter his own personal dreamscape. By itself, this ability wasn’t particularly useful (though the Grigori enjoyed it, as they were able to sculpt their own dreams to their liking), but in conjunction with other Servitors of Dreams, it allowed them to do such things as create a dreamscape under the Grigori’s control to which sleeping mortals could be brought, or to lay traps for Beleth’s Servitors . . .
Grigori of Stone were not spared David’s wrath when the Choir was found guilty of fraternizing with humans; indeed, David was even more furious at his own Watchers. Few if any survived . . .
David’s Grigori were the first architects. They taught humans how to build shelter, and were the earliest practitioners of feng shui. Any structure designed or built by a Grigori of Stone would be guaranteed to be free of structural defects, and would grant one individual within the structure an extra point of Essence at dawn every day. (If more than one person was within the structure at dawn, the recipient would be random, and if no one was there, the Essence would not be “saved up”.)
It was with deep disappointment that Dominic sentenced his own Grigori to be Outcast with all the rest, for they had been some of his most useful Servitors; not only for their keen senses, but because they were also his executioners. They were charged with passing Judgment upon mortals guilty of the most terrible crimes. A Grigori of Judgment could injure or kill a mortal without creating a disturbance. (To do so unjustly would of course be dissonant.)
Eli’s Grigori were among the first to fall prey to hedonism, something Dominic has not forgotten. Grigori of Creation were natural artists and craftsmen; though they were not as skilled as the most gifted human artisans, there was nothing they couldn’t create with at least some skill. They effectively had Artist/1 with every specialty (if they wanted to become more skilled in a particular art, that specialty had to be bought up normally).
Something not commonly known to anyone else was that Eli’s Grigori also had complete control over their procreative abilities; any union between a Grigori of Creation and a mortal would result in a pregnancy, or not, as the angel willed it.
Gabriel’s Grigori were his only Servitors devoted to healing, rather than hurting. While other angels of Fire punished the cruel, Grigori of Fire had the ability to recognize on sight anyone who had been a victim of cruelty. A successful Perception roll would give the Grigori some idea of the nature of the victim’s suffering, with a higher check digit providing more detailed information (a 6 would even identify the culprit). It was their job to tend to these victims, while alerting their fellow Servitors to the existence of someone in need of attention . . .
Forced to wander perpetually, like Janus’ other Servitors, Grigori of the Wind were pathfinders and explorers. Whenever faced with a choice of directions to take, they could choose to know either the safest or the fastest route (but not both, though in some cases, the safest route might also be the fastest).
With their understanding of humanity, Jean’s Watchers had an intuitive grasp of anything crafted by the hand of man. They could tell at a glance what any man-made object’s intended purpose was. With a successful Perception roll, they could also tell if a demon had had a hand in an object’s design or construction. (Obviously, if they looked at an object and had no idea what it was for, they knew it had to have been created by a celestial . . . )
Jordi considered humans to be merely talking animals, and so his Grigori were the angels most closely attuned to this most vexing species. A Grigori of Animals in a human vessel created no disturbance in the Symphony, except with Essence expenditures or Songs. Jordi’s Watchers could also communicate basic concepts to any human with gestures and simple words — though the angel might not speak the human’s language, the human would always comprehend what the angel was trying to communicate.
Laurence never had any Grigori Servitors, since the Choir was Outcast long before he was created.
With an attunement for human desires that made them Heavenly analogs to the Lilim, Grigori of Trade could tell by looking in a human’s eyes what he most desired.
Grigori of War rarely fought themselves, but they provided excellent intelligence to those who did, and were among Michael’s best spies. If one of his Watchers perceived a disturbance, they would know exactly who was responsible, if that individual was within sight.
Novalis’ Grigori, naturally, were dedicated to peace, even more than most of her Servitors. Anyone wishing to take any kind of hostile action against a Grigori of Flowers, even indirectly, and at any distance, would have to make a Will roll at a penalty equal to the angel’s Celestial Forces, or find himself unable to do so.
Grigori of Flowers also had a “green thumb,” and could sense intuitively how to care for any plant. Their crops and gardens were always bountiful.
The Watchers of Destiny watched entire generations. With a successful Perception roll, one of Yves’ Grigori could “read” an individual’s entire family tree, going up or down a number of generations equal to the check digit. On a check digit of 6, a Grigori of Destiny would sometimes “realize” that an individual was destined to have a descendant with an unusually important destiny (and might get some details about the predestined one).
The Grigori – Angelic Watchers
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The Grigori (from Greek egrgoroi, “The Watchers”) are, in one popular version, a group of fallen angels described in Biblical apocrypha who mated with mortal women, giving rise to a race of hybrids known as the Nephilim, who are described as giants in Genesis 6:4. A different idea of the Grigori appears in some traditions of Italian witchcraft where the Grigori are said to come from ancient stellar lore. References to angelic Grigori appear in the books of Enoch and Jubilees. In Hebrew they are known as the Irin, “Watchers,” found mentioned in the Old Testament Book of Daniel (chapter 4).
According to the Book of Enoch, the Grigori numbered a total of 200 but only their leaders are named:
“These are the names of their chiefs: Samyaza, who was their leader, Urakabarameel, Akibeel, Tamiel, Ramuel, Danel, Azkeel, Saraknyal, Asael, Armers, Batraal, Anane, Zavebe, Samsaveel, Ertael, Turel, Yomyael, Azazyel (also known as Azazel). These were the prefects of the two hundred angels, and the remainder were all with them.” (1Enoch 7:9)
In Enoch, the Watchers are angels apparently dispatched to Earth simply to watch over the people. They soon begin to lust for the human women they see, and at the prodding of their leader Samyaza, they defect en masse to marry and live among men. The children produced by these relationships are the Nephilim, savage giants who pillage the earth and endanger humanity. Samyaza, Azazel, and the others become corrupt, and teach their human hosts to make metal weapons, cosmetics, and other necessities of civilization that had been kept secret. But the people are dying and cry to the heavens for help. God sends the Great Flood to rid the earth of the Nephilim, but sends Uriel to warn Noah so as not to eradicate the human race. The Grigori are bound “in the valleys of the Earth” until Judgment Day. (See Jude 1:6)
The Watchers story in Enoch is derived from Genesis chapter 6. Verses 1-4 describe the “Origin of the Nephilim” and mention the “Sons of God” who beget them:
“When men began to multiply on earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of GOd saw how beautiful the daughters of man were, and so they took for their wives as many of them as they chose. Then the Lord said: “My spirit shall not remain in man forever, since he is but flesh. His days shall comprise one hundred and twenty years.” At that time the Nephilim appeared on earth (as well as later), after the sons of God had intercourse with the daughters of man, who bore them sons. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown.” (Genesis 6:1-4)
Here, the “sons of God” are given no specific name or function; they could represent fallen angels, or simply heavenly beings that mate with women.
The Book of Jubilees adds further details about the Watchers. While “Watchers” or “Sentinels” are mentioned alongside the “holy ones” in the Book of Daniel, it is doubtful they have any connection to the Grigori. The angels were fairly popular in Jewish folklore, which often describes them as looking like large human beings that never sleep and remain forever silent. While there are good and bad Watchers, most stories revolve around the evil ones that fell from grace when they took “the daughters of man” as their mates.
References to other Grigori
In the early stellar cults of Mesopotamia there were four “royal” Stars (known as Lords) which were called the Watchers. Each one of these stars “ruled” over one of the four cardinal points common to Astrology. This particular system would date from approximately 3000 BC. The star Aldebaran, when it marked the Vernal Equinox, held the position of Watcher of the East. Regulus, marking the Summer Solstice, was Watcher of the South. Antares, marking the Autumn Equinox, was Watcher of the West. Fomalhaut, marking the Winter Solstice, was Watcher of the North. In the star myths the Watchers themselves were depicted as gods who guarded the Heavens and the Earth. Their nature, as well as their “rank”, was altered by the successive lunar and solar cults that replaced the older stellar cults.
Eventually the Greeks reduced the Watchers to the gods of the four winds.
Earlier mystical Hebrew sects organized the Watchers into an Archangel hierarchy. According to this system the Watchers were ruled over by four great Watchers known as Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Auriel. In the Old Testament (Daniel 4: 13 17) there is reference made to the Irin, or Watchers, which appear to be an order of angels. In early Hebrew lore the Irin were a high order of angels that sat on the supreme Judgment Council of the Heavenly Court. In the Apocryphal Books of Enoch and Jubilees, the Watchers were sent to Earth to teach law and justice to humankind. The most common associations found in various texts on Medieval magic regarding the Watchers are as follows:
1. Araqiel: taught the signs of the earth. 2. Armaros: taught the resolving of enchantments. 3. Azazel: taught the making of weapons of war. 4. Barqel: taught astrology. 5. Ezequeel: taught the knowledge of the clouds. 6. Gadreel: taught the art of cosmetics. 7. Kokabeel: taught the mystery of the Stars. 8. Penemue: taught writing. 9. Sariel: taught the knowledge of the Moon. 10. Semjaza: taught Herbal enchantments. 11. Shamshiel: taught the signs of the Sun.
It is these same angels who are referred to as the Sons of God in the Book of Genesis. According to Christian belief their sins filled the Earth with violence and the world was destroyed as a result of their intervention. Richard Cavendish, in his book The Powers of Evil, makes references to the possibilities of the Giants mentioned in Genesis 6:4, being the Giants or Titans of Greek Mythology. He also lists the Watchers as the fallen angels which magicians call forth in ceremonial magic. Cavendish mentions that the Watchers were so named because they were stars, the “eyes of night.”
Christian theologians joined the Watchers to an evil class of fallen angels known as the principalities of the air. St. Paul, in the New Testament, calls the Fallen Angels “principalities”: “for we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers…against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in High Places”. It was also St. Paul who called Satan “The prince of power of the air”, and thus made the connection of Satan (himself connected to “a star”, Isiah 14: 12 14) and etheric beings, for they were later known as demons and as principalities of the Air.
This theme was later developed by a French theologian of the 16th Century, named Sinistrari, who spoke of beings existing between Humans and Angels. He called them demons and associated them with the Elemental natures of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. This, however, was not a new concept but was taught by certain Gnostic sects in the early days of Christianity. Clement of Alexandria, influenced by Hellenistic cosmology, attributed the movement of the Stars and the control of the four elements to angelic beings. Sinistrari attributed bodies of fire, air, earth, and water to these Beings, and concluded that the Watchers were made of fire and air. Cardinal Newman, writing in the mid 1800s, proposed that certain angels existed who were neither totally good nor evil, and had only “partially fallen” from the Heavens.
In some Witchcraft and Wiccan systems the Watchers are beings who guard portals that link worlds together. Within such systems they are viewed as a spiritual race, a set of deities, or as spirits of the four elements. The Watchers are associated with the four quarters of north, east, south, and west. In some Traditions the Watchers are associated with the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water. They are also linked to each solstice and equinox, as well as to a specific star.
In Charles Leland’s book Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, he recounts the tale of “The Children of Diana, or how the fairies were born” in which it is stated that Diana created “the great spirits of the stars”. In another legend titled “How Diana made the Stars and the Rain” Leland writes that Diana went “to the fathers of the Beginning, to the mothers, the spirits who were before the first spirit”. Some Italian witches believe that the Grigori (Watchers) are such an ancient race and this reference may well speak of them.
Over half a century following Leland’s works, Gerald Gardner wrote of the Watchers and their connection to Wicca. In Wiccan religion the Watchers are evoked at quarterly “Watchtowers” to guard and witness the rites performed before them. In some Traditions each new initiate is taken to the four quarters and formally introduced to each of the Watchers. The Watchers are known by many names including the Old Ones and the Dread Lords of the Outer Spaces.
In many Witchcraft/Wiccan traditions the Watchers are not only the guardians of the portals to other realms, but also protectors of the magic circle, and witnesses to rites. Each of the ruling Watchers oversees a Watchtower, which is now a portal marking one of the four quarters of the ritual circle. In Ancient times a “Tower” was a military fighting unit, and a “Watchtower” was a defending home unit, similar to a National Guard.
Partial List of Grigori and Their Sources
• Armaros (also Amaros) in Enoch I taught men the resolving of enchantments.
• Araqiel (also Arakiel, Araqael, Araciel, Arqael, Sarquael, Arkiel, Arkas) in Enoch I taught humans the signs of the earth. However, in the Sibylline Oracles, Araqiel is referred to not as a fallen angel, or Grigori, but as one of the 5 angels who lead the souls of men to judgement, the other 4 being Ramiel, Uriel, Samiel, and Aziel.
• Azazel in I Enoch taught men to make knives, swords, shields, and how to devise ornaments and cosmetics.
• Baraqel (Baraqiel) taught men astrology (from Enoch I).
• Chazaqiel taught men the signs of the clouds (meteorology) in Enoch I.
• Kokabiel (also Kakabel, Kochbiel, Kokbiel, Kabaiel, and Kochab), in The Book of the Angel Raziel, is a high-ranking, holy angel but, in general apocryphal lore and also in Enoch I, he is a fallen Grigori, resident of nether realms, and commands 365,000 surrogate spirits to do his bidding. Among other duties, he instructs his fellows in astrology.
• Penemue in I Enoch 69.8 “taught mankind the art of writing with ink and paper,” and taught “the children of men the bitter and the sweet and the secrets of wisdom.”
• Sariel (also Suriel, Zerachiel, and Sarakiel) is one of the 7 archangels originally listed in the Enoch books as Saraqel. Apocryphally, he is the governor of the zodiacal sign of Aries. In the Enoch books, he also teaches of the courses of the moon (at one time regarded as forbidden knowledge).
• Samyaza (also Shemyazaz, Shamazya, Semiaza, Shemhazi, Semyaza and Amezyarak) is one of the leaders of the fall from heaven and is referred to in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Vocabulaire de l’ Angelologie.
• Shamsiel, once a guardian of Eden, in the Zohar, served as one of the 2 chief aides to the Archangel Uriel (the other aide being Hasdiel) when Uriel bore his standard into battle, and is the head of 365 legions of angels and also crowns prayers, accompanying them to the 5th heaven. He is referred to in Jubilees as one of the Grigori. In I Enoch he is a fallen angel who teaches the signs of the sun.
Summary: Angels Who Taught Humans from 1 Enoch. Some translations vary so two tables are presented below:
Swords Knives Shields Breastplates Metals & Metalwork
Bracelets-Cosmetics Precious Stones Colouring and
Enchantments & Root-cutting
Enchantments & Sorcery
Signs of the Earth
Signs of the Sun
Course of the Moon
The word “egregore” (also “grigori”) is a transliteration of the Greek word, egregoroi, meaning “watchers”. This word appears in the septuagint translation of the Book of Lamentations, as well as the Book of Jubilees and the Book of Enoch.
Therefore an egregore is an angel, sometimes called watcher; in Hebrew the word is ir, and the concept appears in The Book of Enoch. Thus, Irim, the city of the Nephilim is again linked with the Book of Enoch, since the Nephilim, according to that Book, were the sons of the Irim (the egregores.). .Although the Irim, the egregores, are angels on both sides of the camp – fallen angels as well as faithful ones.
In some Christian doctrines, a fallen angel is an angel that has been exiled or banished from Heaven [fallen being a a metaphor for “cast out” or ostracized. Not literally meaning the angels fell! ] . Often such banishment is a punishment for disobeying or rebelling against God. One early source for information on angelology and demonology is the Persian prophet Zoroaster. The best-known fallen angel is Lucifer. Lucifer rebelled and was cast out of Heaven and fell to Earth for his offense. According to some traditions, fallen angels will roam the Earth until Judgment Day, when they will be banished to Hell.
[According to Revelation 12, the rebel host aggregated one-third of the angels in heaven. They fell for 9 days. Their number was estimated in the 15th century to have been 133,306,668 (the tabulation of Cardinal Bishop of Tusculum). ]
Origin of the term
The origin of the term lies in the Hebrew word for “giant”. The Hebrew word translated as “giants” here is Nephilim, a plural, which itself derives from the root word Naphal, which means to fall. The apocryphal Book of Enoch explains that a group of rebellious angels “left their first estate” (heaven, or the sky) and came down (fell) to Earth to marry human women and have children with them. Jude makes mention of these angels in the New Testament:
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Due to the disastrous results of this forbidden intermingling, many have come to view the word “fallen” as denoting a fall from grace, though it seems that the original meaning was simply to descend from the heavens.
The distinction of good and bad angels constantly appears in the Bible, but it is instructive to note that there is no sign of any dualism or conflict between two equal principles, one good and the other evil. The conflict depicted is rather that waged on earth between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of the Evil One, but the latter’s inferiority is always supposed. The existence, then, of this inferior, and therefore created, spirit, has to be explained.
The gradual development of Hebrew language consciousness on this point is very clearly marked in the inspired writings. The account of the fall of the First Parents (Genesis 3) is couched in such terms that it is difficult to see in it anything more than the acknowledgment of the existence of a principle of evil who was jealous of the human race.
The statement (Genesis 6:1) that the “Sons of God” married the daughters of men is explained of the fall of the angels, in Enoch 6-9, and codices, D, E F, and A of the Septuagint read frequently, for “sons of God”, oi aggeloi tou theou. Unfortunately, codices B and C are defective in Ge., vi, but it is probably that they, too, read oi aggeloi in this passage, for they constantly so render the expression “sons of God”; cf. Job 1:6, 2:1, 38:7; but on the other hand, see Psalms 2:1; 85; & (Septuagint). Philo, in commenting on the passage in his treatise “Quod Deus sit immutabilis”, i, follows the Septuagint. For Philo’s doctrine of Angels, cf. “De Vita Mosis”, iii, 2, “De Somniis”, VI: “De Incorrupta Manna”, i; “De Sacrificis”, ii; “De Lege Allegorica”, I, 12; III, 73; and for the view of Genesis 6:1, cf. St. Justin, Apol., ii 5.
The picture afforded us in Job 1-2 is equally imaginative; but Satan, perhaps the earliest individualization of the [a] fallen Angel, is presented as an intruder who is jealous of Job. He can be seen as clearly an inferior being to the Deity and can only touch Job with God’s permission, or as the ultimate embodiment of pride, as per his believed characteristics, trying to prove God’s summation of Job’s character and faith is flawed. By playing within the limitations God himself has set Satan affords himself the opportunity to cause Job to curse the Lord and there-by, in affect, prove God wrong in order to prove himself to be correct, and therefore superior to God. How theological thought advanced as the sum of revelation grew appears from a comparison of II Kings 24:1, with I Paral., xxi, 1.
Whereas in the former passage David’s sin was said to be due to “the wrath of the Lord” which “stirred up David”, in the latter we read that “Satan moved David to number Israel”. In Job. iv, 18, we seem to find a definite declaration of the fall: “In His angels He found wickedness.” The Septuagint of Job contains some instructive passages regarding avenging angels in whom we are perhaps to see fallen spirits, thus xxxiii, 23: “If a thousand death-dealing angels should be (against him) not one of them shall wound him”; and xxxvi, 14: “If their souls should perish in their youth (through rashness) yet their life shall be wounded by the angels”; and xxi, 15: “The riches unjustly accumulated shall be vomited up, an angel shall drag him out of his house;” cf. Prov., xvii, 11; Ps., xxxiv, 5, 6; lxxvii, 49, and especially, Ecclesiasticus, xxxix, 33, a text which, as far as can be gathered from the present state of the manuscript, was in the Hebrew original.
In some of these passages, it is true, the angels may be regarded as avengers of God’s justice without therefore being evil spirits. In Zach., iii, 1-3, Satan is called the adversary who pleads before the Lord against Jesus the High Priest. Isaias, xiv, and Ezech., xxviii, are for the Fathers the loci classici regarding the fall of Satan (cf. Tertull., adv. Marc., II, x); and Jesus Himself has given colour to this view by using the imagery of the latter passage when saying to His Apostles: “I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven” (Luke 10:18).
In New Testament times, the idea of the two spiritual kingdoms is clearly established. The devil is a fallen angel who in his fall has drawn multitudes of the heavenly host in his train. Jesus terms him “the Prince of this world” (John xiv, 30); he is the tempter of the human race and tries to involve them in his fall (Matthew 25:41; 2 Peter 2:4; Ephesians 6:12; 2 Corinthians 11:14; 12:7). Christian imagery of the devil as the dragon is mainly derived from the Apocalypse (ix, 11-15; xii, 7-9), where he is termed “the dragon”, “the old serpent”, etc., and is represented as having actually been in combat with Archangel Michael. Also, an image is given him as a “roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (as seen in II Peter)” gives context, and substance of his role as the tempter of the inhabitants of the earth. The similarity between scenes such as these and the early Babylonian accounts of the struggle between Merodach and the dragon Tiamat is very striking. Whether we are to trace its origin to vague reminiscences of the mighty saurians which once people the earth is a moot question, but the curious reader may consult Bousett, “The Anti-Christ Legend” (tr. by Keane, London, 1896). The translator has prefixed to it an interesting discussion on the origin of the Babylonian Dragon-Myth.
Reasons for their fall
There are a number of different beliefs regarding the origins and motivations of fallen angels. Many focus on issues of free will, lust, pride, or the incomprehensibility of the acts of God.
Consequences of free will
It is generally accepted by most Christians that the fallen angels were cast out of Heaven because of actions taken against God. These actions were enabled because the angels were granted free will. Generally, these actions included active rebellion, doubt in God’s motives or plans, or a rejection of the system of Heaven. Pride is often involved, especially in cases where an angel believed itself to be more powerful than God (Lucifer being the prime example among these [this is often disputed]).
Origen, a father of the early Christian Church, believed that God had created all angels to be equal and free. However, in possessing the power of free will, some of them began to move further away from God of their own volition.
Origen states metaphorically that, although some angels fell and became human or demonic, all hope is not lost. He theorizes that by practicing virtue, men and demons can again become angels. While considered an early Father of the Church, Origen was deemed a heretic as a result of some of his writings and teachings, which did not conform to accepted scripture or tradition. Mainly, his concept of Apocatastasis, the belief that all beings (human beings, fallen angels, demons, and Satan) will return to God through God’s love and mercy, was deemed unacceptable at that time. His excommunication was posthumously reversed.
The following comes from a series of ancient texts referenced in the Bible called “The Three Books of Enoch”, a set of books found in the Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament.
According to these books, it is because of lust that some angels fell from Heaven. God asked the “Watchers” (Grigori), a select group of angels, to assist the Archangels in the creation of Eden. Those Grigori who descended to Earth saw the daughters of men and became enchanted with them. Consequently, the Grigori began to reveal to man some of the secrets of Heaven, such as astrology and the vanity of enhancing the face and body with perfumes and cosmetics. The Grigori then fell in love with human women. According to the text, some of the Grigori even took wives and created offspring, giants known as the Nephilim. This made God so angry that he cursed those Grigori who had betrayed Him, threw them out of Heaven, made them mortal and transformed them into demons. God sent the Great Flood to cleanse the Earth of the wanton killing and destruction perpetrated by the Nephilim. Notable angels who fell in this account are Semyazza, Samael, Azazel, and Lucifer.
This belief involves Lucifer’s revolution against God, well known amongst Christians. Pride, the gravest of the seven deadly sins, eventually led to the expulsion from Heaven of certain beings, up to and including the highest orders of angels. Lucifer, who himself succumbed to pride, was the first and mightiest angel to be created. With intelligence, radiance, beauty, and power unmatched among all of the angels in Heaven, Lucifer was second in majesty only to God Himself.
Unfortunately, Lucifer became ambitious and self-centered, eventually deciding to prove his power by raising his throne to the height of God’s throne. Other angels did not approve of Lucifer’s plan; they did not want a lower being trying symbolically to become the equal of God. When Lucifer enacted his scheme, he was instantly hurled out of Heaven. This account of the rebellion might have come from several ancient Canaanite manuscripts that deal with Shahar, one of their own deities.
Catholic theologians have speculated that the incarnation of Christ was revealed to the angels. The idea that all of Heaven must bow before Christ, formed in part from the lesser nature of humanity, motivated the prideful actions of Lucifer (cf. Suarez, De Angelis, lib. VII, xiii).
Modern Catholic view
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Angels were all created good but some turned bad on their own. Angels don’t need faith as they already have the knowledge of celestial things. Due to their angelic nature, repentance is not possible and their sins are irreversible.
Venerable Sor María de Jesús de Agreda (1602-1665+), expressed in a book titled “La Mistica Ciudad de Dios” what is the modern common Catholic interpretation. In the beginning of times, when God separated daylight from darkness, He also separated the good from the bad in the Heavens: God revealed his Trinitary nature to the Angels, He also showed them He would incarnate and all the Angels were to revere and adore Him as God and human.
Lucifer was the first angel to rebel against God (Isaiah 14) and with him he took one third of the the celestial host. Lucifer was the most beautiful angel, so beautiful indeed that he envied God and wanted to receive all His praises: he didn’t accept the idea of bowing before Jesus and hated being inferior to any human, including His Holy Mother. As a punishment God didn’t remove the powers from the Devil but decided to punish and humiliate him by stating that through His Holy Mother, which he failed to respect and praise, his head would be crushed and he would be defeated and anihilated.
Then came the battle related by Saint John (Apoc. 12) between St. Michael the Archangel and His Angels, and Lucifer and his angels.
Bowing to mankind
According to the Qur’an, when God created man, He wanted His angels and Iblis to acknowledge man by bowing down to him, but Iblis did not obey His mandate. Islam does not hold Iblis to be a fallen angel because it maintains that Iblis is one among many of Allah’s creations, and that Iblis is made out of fire as are the Jinn. These Jinns are divided into two groups, one being that which follows the Islamic teachings, the other which follows Iblis.
We created you and then formed you and then We said to the Angels, “Prostrate before Adam” and they prostrated except for Iblis. He was not among those who prostrated. God said, “What prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you?” He (iblis) replied, “I am better than him. You created me from fire and You created him from clay”. God said, “Descend from heaven. It is not for you to be arrogant in it. So get out! You are one of the abased.” Surah 7 (al-A`raf), 11-13.
A later mention of this idea can be found in “Vita Adae et Evae”, an apocryphal text which most scholars agree was written somewhere near the end of the 10th century AD.
XIII: The devil replied, ‘Adam, what dost thou tell me? It is for thy sake that I have been hurled from that place. When thou wast formed, I was hurled out of the presence of God and banished from the company of the angels. When God blew into thee the breath of life and thy face and likeness was made in the image of God, Michael also brought thee and made (us) worship thee in the sight of God; and God the Lord spake: Here is Adam. I have made thee in our image and likeness.’
XIV: And Michael went out and called all the angels saying: ‘Worship the image of God as the Lord God hath commanded.’ And Michael himself worshipped first; then he called me and said: ‘Worship the image of God the Lord.’ And I answered, ‘I have no (need) to worship Adam.’ And since Michael kept urging me to worship, I said to him, ‘Why dost thou urge me? I will not worship an inferior and younger being. I am his senior in the Creation, before he was made was I already made. It is his duty to worship me.’
XV: When the angels who were under me heard this, they refused to worship him. And Michael saith, ‘Worship the image of God, but if thou wilt not worship him, the Lord God will be wroth with thee.’ And I said, ‘If He be wroth with me, I will set my seat above the stars of heaven and will be like the Highest.’
Anon. Vita Adae et Evae, 13–15.
Obedience to God
There is a Sufi version of the story that states that Lucifer was the angel who loved God the most. At the time of the angels’ creation, God told them to bow to no one but Him.
However, God created mankind, whom he considered superior to the angels, and commanded the angels to bow before the new figure. Lucifer refused, partly because he could not forget the first commandment, but also because he would bow to his beloved God only. The other angels saw Lucifer as insubordinate, and expelled him from Heaven.
Those who believe in this version do not consider Lucifer or the fallen angels to be demons, since they did not rebel against God by refusing his mandate, but rather believed that creatures should bow before only God, and no one else.
Some people believe that the Seraphim (Lucifer, Belial, Leviathan and Satan) were the only Fallen Angels, and those who believed and joined their cause became the first demons.
Fallen angels by rank
Some of the fallen were supposedly members of more than one rank, but this list will only list the primary rank, or the rank that is most well-known, of each apostate angel. For more information, see the articles of the various entities.
[A listing of 44 angels]
The following list of 100 Fallen Angels has been taken from A Dictionary of Angels, including the Fallen Angels: Gustav Davidson.
They are listed alphabetically, not in order of importance.
1. Abbadona (once of the order of seraphim)
2. Adramelec [Archangels]
3. Agares (Agreas) [Virtues]
4. Amezyarak (Amiziras; also alternate for Semyaza)
5. Amy (one partly of the order of powers and partly of the order of angels)
6. Anmael (identified with Semyaza)
7. Arakiel (Araqiel)
9. Ariel (once of the order of virtues)
10. Arioc(h) [Arioch]
11. Armaros (Abaros, Armers, Pharmaros)
13. Artaqifa (Arakiba)
16. Asmodeus (Sammael) [once of the order of seraphim]
17. Astaroth (once of the order of seraphim and of thrones) [Angels]
18. Astoreth (Astarte) [Angels]
19. Atarculph [Atarculphegh?]
20. Auza (Oza)
22. Azazel (once of the order of cherubim)
24. Azzael (Asael)
25. Balam (once of the order of dominations)
26. Baraqel (Barakel, Baraqijal)
27. Barbatos (once of the order of virtues)
28. Barbiel (once of the order of virtues)
30. Beelzebub (once of the order of cherubim)
31. Beliar (Belial) [once partly of the order of virtues and partly of the order of angels]
33. Byleth (Beleth) [once of the order of powers)
34. Balberith (once of the order of cherubim)
35. Caim (Caym) [once of the order of angels]
36. Carnivean (once of the order of powers)
37. Carreau (once of the order of powers)
38. Dagon [Archangels]
40. Ezekeel (Ezequeel)
41. Flauros (Hauras)
42. Gaap (once of the order of potentates) [Powers]
44. Gressil (once of the order of thrones)
46. Hananel (Ananel)
47. Harut (Persian)
48. Iblis (Eblis, Haris) (Mohammedan Satan) [According to the Qur’an Iblis is a Jinn not an Angel]
49. Ielahih (once of the order of virtues)
50. Invart (once of the order of angels)
54. Lauiah (Lauviah) (once partly of the order of thrones and partly of the order of cherubim)
55. Leviathan (once of the order of seraphim)
56. Lucifer (often, but erroneously, identified as Satan)
57. Mammon [Thrones]
58. Marchosias (once of the order of dominations)
59. Marut (Persian)
60. Mephistopheles [Archangel]
62. Moloch (Moloc) [Archangel]
64. Murmur (once partly of the order of thrones and partly of the order of angels
65. Nelchael (once of the order of thrones)
66. Nilaihah (once of the order of dominations)
67. Oeillet (once of the order of dominations)
68. Olivier (once of the order of archangels)
69. Ouzza (Usiel)
70. Paimon (Paymon) (once of the order of dominations)
72. Procell (once of the order of powers)
73. Pursan (Curson) [once of the order of virtues]
74. Raum (Raym) [once of the order of thrones]
75. Rimmon [Archangel]
76. Rosier (once of the order of dominations)
77. Rumael (Ramiel or Remiel)
78. Sammael (Satan, Asmodeus)
83. Sealiah (once of the order of virtues)
84. Semyaza (Shemhazai, Azaziel) [once of the order of seraphim)
85. Senciner (once partly of the order of virtues and partly of the order of powers) [Virtues]
88. Sonneillon (once of the order of thrones)
90. Thammuz [Archangel]
95. Usiel (Uzziel) [once of the order of virtues]
96. Verrier (once of the order of principalities)
97. Verrine (once of the order of thrones)
98. Vual (Vvall) [once of the order of powers]
Belphegor (Baal-Peor) [once of the order of principalities)
[ Of the above two lists of fallen angels Davidson’s analysis, cross-referenced to the wikipedia list only confirms 69 angels. What can we deduce from this? Only that the listing of fallen angels may contain many inaccuracies, concerning the number who fell, the names of the angel who fell and finally some deliberate error purported by the original authors to support religious concepts at that time of publication]
The Nine Choirs of Angels
These are the highest order or choir of angels. They are the angels who are attendants or guardians before God’s throne. They praise God, calling, “Holy Holy Holy is the Lord of Hosts”. the only Bible reference is Isaiah 6:1-7. One of them touched Isaiah’s lips with a live coal from the altar, cleansing him from sin. Seraphim have six wings, two cover their faces, two cover their feet, and two are for flying.
Cherubim rank after the seraphim and are the second highest in the nine hierarchies or choirs of angels. The Old Testament does not reveal any evidence that the Jews considered them as intercessors or helpers of God. They were closely linked in God’s glory. They are manlike in appearance and double-winged and were guardians of God’s glory. They symbolized then, God’s power and mobility. In the New Testament, they are alluded to as celestial attendants in the Apocalypse (Rv 4-6). Catholic tradition describes them as angels who have an intimate knowledge of God and continually praise Him.
Thrones are the Angels of pure Humility, Peace and Submisssion. They reside in the area of the cosmos where material form begins to take shape. The lower Choir of Angels need the Thrones to access God.
Dominions are Angels of Leadership. They regulate the duties of the angels, making known the commands of God.
Virtues are known as the Spirits of Motion and control the elements. They are sometimes referred to as “the shining ones.” They govern all nature. They have control over seasons, stars, moon; even the sun is subject to their command. They are also in charge of miracles and provide courage, grace, and valor.>
Powers are Warrior Angels against evil defending the cosmos and humans. They are known as potentates. They fight against evil spirits who attempt to wreak chaos through human beings. The chief is said to be either Samael or Camael, both angels of darkness.
Archangels are generally taken to mean “chief or leading angel” ( Jude 9; 1 Thes 4:16), they are the most frequently mentioned throughout the Bible. They may be of this or other hierarchies as St. Michael Archangel, who is a princely Seraph. The Archangels have a unique role as God’s messenger to the people at critical times in history and salvation (Tb 12:6, 15; Jn 5:4; Rv 12:7-9) as in The Annunciation and Apocalypse. A feast day celebrating the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael is celebrated throughout the Church Sep 29. A special part of the Byzantine Liturgy invokes the “Cherubic Hymn” which celebrates these archangels and the guardian angels particularly.
Of special significance is St. Michael as he has been invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles. The Eastern Rite and many others place him over all the angels, as Prince of the Seraphim. He is described as the “chief of princes” and as the leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over Satan and his followers. The angel Gabriel first appeared in the Old Testament in the prophesies of Daniel, he announced the prophecy of 70 weeks (Dn 9:21-27). He appeared to Zechariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptist (Lk 1:11). It was also Gabriel which proclaimed the Annunciation of Mary to be the mother of our Lord and Saviour. (Lk 1:26) The angel Raphael first appeared in the book of Tobit (Tobias)Tb 3:25, 5:5-28, 6-12). He announces “I am the Angel Raphael, one of the seven who stand before the throne of God.” (Tb 12:15)
In the New Testament Principalities refers to one type of spiritual (metaphysical) being which are now quite hostile to God and human beings. (Rom 8:38; 1 Cor 15:24; Eph 1:21; 3:10; 6:12; Col 1:16; 2:10, 15) Along with the principalities are the powers (Rom 8:38; 1 Cor 15:24; Eph 1:21; 1 Pt 3:22; 2 Thes 1:7); and cosmological powers (1 Cor 15:24; Eph 1:21; 3:10; Col 2:15);Dominions (Eph 1:21; Col 1:16) and thrones (Col1:16). The clarity of the New Testament witness helps see that these beings were created through Christ and for Him (Col 1:16). Given their hostility to God and humans due to sin, Christ’s ultimate rule over them (ibid) expresses the reign of the Lord over all in the cosmos. This is the Lordship of Christ, which reveals God’s tremendous salvation in conquering sin and death at the cross, and now takes place in the Church. (Eph 3:10)
These angels are closest to the material world and human begins. They deliver the prayers to God and God’s answers and other messages to humans. Angels have the capacity to access any and all other Angels at any time. They are the most caring and social to assist those who ask for help.
Angel Names: Names of Angels
A list of angel names and meanings, collected from history, lore and various experts of angels.
The following comprehensive list of traditional angel names were collected from different angelic sources for reference. Some of them are Biblical, while others are found within religions, legends and myths.
These angel names are of those angels considered to be of a friendly and helpful demeanor as opposed to our list of ill-intended, fallen angels. We’ve also included the meaning behind each moniker that may tell more of the story about each angel of note.
Abasdarhon – angel of the fifth hour of the night.
Abraxos – ancient name attributed to an angel.
Adnachiel – angel who rules November.
Adonael – an archangel.
Adonai – one of seven angels of the presence, or elohim; creator.
Aeshma – Persian archangel.
Af – angel of light.
Agla – angel who saved Lot and his family.
Akriel – angel who aids those with infertility.
Amitiel – angel of truth.
Amriel – angel of the month of May.
Anael – angel influencing love, passion and sexuality.
Anapiel – angel whose name means “branch of God.”
Anahel – angel who rules the third heaven.
Anpiel – angel who protects birds.
Ansiel – name of an angel known as “the constrainer.”
Arael – variation of Uriel; prince over the people.
Araqiel – angel with dominion over the earth.
Araton – one of seven ruling angels over the provinces of heaven.
Ariel – “lion of God;” angel of protection.
Armisael – angel of the womb.
Asariel – “whom God has bound;” rules the moon.
Asroilu – guardian angel of the seventh heaven.
Astanphaeus – one of the seven angels of the presence; third gate guardian.
Asteraoth – name of an angel who thwarts power.
Atrugiel – great prince of the seventh heaven.
Ayil – angel of the zodiac sign Sagittarius.
Azbogah – name of the high ranking angel of judgment.
Azrael – archangel of death.
Azriel – name for the angel of destruction.
Balthioul – angel with the power to thwart distress.
Baradiel – angel of hail.
Barakiel – angel of lightning.
Barrattiel – angel of support.
Barbiel – angel of October.
Bariel – ruling angel of the eleventh hour of the day.
Barman – angel of intelligence.
Barquiel – ruling angel of the seventh hour of the day.
Baruchiel – angel with power over strife.
Bath Kol – female angel of divine prophecy.
Bazazath – archangel of the second heaven.
Bethor – one of seven ruling angels of the province of heaven.
Briathos – name of an angel who thwarts demons.
Cahethal – seraphim angel over agriculture.
Camael – angel name that means “he who sees God;” chief angel of powers.
Cassiel – angel of Saturn.
Cerviel – angel ruler of the principalities.
Chamuel – archangel whose name means “he who seeks God.”
Chayyliel – angel whose name means “army;” a powerful angel.
Cochabiel – angel prince who stands before God.
Dabriel – angel of the first heaven who rules over Monday.
Dagiel – angel who has dominion over fish.
Dalquiel – angel prince of the third heaven.
Damabiath – angel of naval construction.
Dardariel – ruling angel of the eleventh hour.
Diniel – angel who protects infants.
Domiel – angel who guards the sixth hall of the seventh heaven.
Dubbiel – guardian angel of Persia; name means “bear-God.”
Duma – angel prince of dreams.
Dumah – angel of silence.
Eae – angel who thwarts demons.
Eiael – angel with dominion over the occult sciences.
Elyon – ministering angel who brought the plague of hail upon Egypt.
Emmanuel – angel whose name means “God with us.”
Erathaol – one of seven great archon angels.
Eremiel – great angel who presides over the Abyss and Hades.
Gabriel – archangel whose name means “man or hero of God.”
Gadriel – angel who rules the fifth heaven.
Galgaliel – prince angel of the sun, like Raphael.
Galizur – great angel who rules the second heaven.
Gamaliel – angel who takes the elect unto heaven.
Gazardiel – angel who supervises the east.
Geburatiel – angel prince who guards the seventh heaven.
Guriel – angel of the zodiac sign of Leo.
Gzrel – angel who revokes any evil decree against another in heaven.
Hadraniel – angel who stands at the second gate in heaven; “majesty of God.”
Hadriel – guardian angel of the gates of the east wind.
Hagith – one of the seven ruling angels of the provinces of heaven.
Halaliel – archangel known as “the lord of karma.”
Hamaliel – angel who rules the order of virtues.
Hamon – a great, honored, beautiful prince angel in heaven.
Haniel – an archangel who guards the tree of life.
Harahel – angel who oversees libraries.
Hasdiel – angel of benevolance.
Hasmal – fire speaking angel of the throne of God.
Hayliel – angel prince in the seventh heaven.
Haziel – angel whose name means “vision of God.”
Heman – angel leader of the heavenly choir, whose name means “trust.”
Hermesiel – angel who leads one of the heavenly choirs.
Hofniel – ruling angel of the bene elohim; name means “fighter of God.”
Iaoel – an angel of the lord; angel of visions.
Iaoth – archangel who has power to thwart demons.
Leo – an angel who thwarts demons.
Iofiel – archangel whose name means “beauty of God.”
Israfil – Islamic angel whose name means “the burning one.”
Jael – cherub who guards the ark of the covenant.
Jahoel – one of the angels of the presence and chief of the seraphim.
Jaoel – guardian angel who lives in the seventh heaven.
Jeduthun – angel whose name means “master of howling” or chanting to God.
Jefischa – ruling angel of the fourth hour of the night.
Jehudiel – archangel who rules the movements of the celestial spheres.
Jeremiel – archangel whose name means “mercy of God.”
Kabshiel – angel of grace and favor.
Kafziel – archangel who rules the planet Saturn.
Kakabel – angel who rules over stars and constellations.
Kalaziel – angel who has the power to thwart demons of disease.
Karael – angel who has the power to thwart demons.
Kemuel – archon angel and chief of the seraphim.
Kerubiel – prince angel of the cherubim.
Kokabiel – prince angel of the stars.
Kutiel – angel of water and the use of diving rods.
Labbiel – angel whose name was changed to Raphael.
Lahabiel – angel who protects against evil spirits.
Lamechial – angel who thwarts deception.
Lassuarium – angel who rules the tenth hour of the night.
Laylah – angel who oversees and protects childbirth.
Machidiel – angel governing the zodiac sign of Aries and the month of March.
Marmaroth – angel who has power to thwart fate.
Mendrion – angel who rules the seventh hour of the night.
Metatron – one of the greatest archangels, second only to God.
Michael – great archangel whose name means “who is as God.”
Mihr – angel of divine mercy; angel that governs September.
Miniel – angel invoked to induce love.
Mitatron – an angel of the third heaven.
Morael – angel of awe that rules the months of August-September.
Moroni – brought messages to Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism.
Muriel – angel who rules the dominions and the month of June.
Naaririel – great prince angel of the seventh heaven.
Nahaliel – angel who governs running streams; “valley of God.”
Nanael – angel who governs the sciences, and philosophy.
Narcariel – angel that rules the eighth hour of the night.
Nasargiel – good angel with a lion head that rules hell.
Nathanael – angel ruling over hidden things, fire and vengeance.
Naya’il – angel of testing.
Nelchael – angel of the schemhamphorae.
Nuriel – angel of spellbinding power and of hail storms.
Och – one ruling angel of the provinces of heaven.
Omael – angel of chemistry and species perpetuation.
Onoel – name of an archon angel…
Ophaniel – prince angel over the ophanim.
Ophiel – one ruling angel of the provinces of heaven and Mercury.
Oriel – ruling angel of the tenth hour of the day.
Orifiel – archangel over thrones, and the second hour of the day.
Orphamiel – angel known as the “great finger of the Father.”
Osmadiel – ruling angel of the eighth hour of the day.
Ouriel – archangel who commands demons.
Pamyel – ruling angel of the ninth hour of night.
Pathiel – angel whose name means “opener of God.”
Peliel – angel who rules the virtues.
Peniel – angel who rules Friday and resides in the third heaven.
Pesagniyah – angel who ushers prayers of grief to heaven.
Phaleg – one of the seven ruling angels of the provinces of heaven.
Phanuel – archangel who is an interpreter of revelations.
Phounebiel – disease thwarting angel.
Phul one of the seven ruling angels of the provinces of heaven.
Pravuil – an archangel who keeps all the records of heaven.
Pronoia – an archon angel who helped make mankind.
Purah – angel of forgetfulness.
Puriel – angel whose name means “the fire of God;” angel of punishment.
Qaspiel – angel who rules the moon.
Quabriel – ruling angel of the ninth hour of the day.
Rachiel – ophanim angel who rules Venus and governs sexuality.
Rachmiel – angel of mercy whose name also means the same.
Radueriel – angel who can create other angels and oversees archives.
Raguel – angel who watches over the behavior of angels; “friend of God.”
Rahab – angel of death, destruction, but also the sea.
Rahatiel – angel prince of the constellations; name means “to run.”
Rahmiel – angel of mercy and love.
Ramiel – angel who oversees visions and souls during the day of judgment.
Raphael – great archangel whose name means “the shining one who heals.”
Rathanael – angel of the third heaven and thwarter of demons.
Raziel – angel chief over the thrones, guarding the secrets of the universe.
Remiel – angel who leads souls to judgment; name means “mercy of God.”
Rikbiel – angel who oversees the divine chariot; chief of wheels.
Rizoel – angel with power to thwart demons.
Rogziel – angel of punishment whose name means “the wrath of God.”
Ruman – angel who takes account of evil men’s deeds while in hell.
Sabaoth – archon angel of the presence.
Sabathiel – angel or intelligence who communicates divine light.
Sablo – angel of graciousness and protection.
Sabrael – archangel who guards the first heaven.
Sabrathan – ruling angel of the first hour of the night.
Sachiel – ruling angel of Jupiter whose name means “covering of God.”
Sagnessagiel – angel who guards the fourth hall of the seventh heaven.
Sahaqiel – angel prince of the fourth heaven.
Salathiel – rescuing angel of Adam and Eve.
Samkiel – angel of destruction and purifier of souls from sheol.
Samuel – fruling angel of the first hour of the day.
Sandalphon – giant angel whose name means “co-brother” (of Metratron).
Saniel – ruling angel of the sixth hour of the day.
Sarakiel – angel who rules the ministering angels.
Sarandiel – ruling angel of the twelfth hour of the night.
Satqiel – angel prince of the fifth heaven.
Seraphiel – chief angel of the seraphim angels.
Shamsiel – angel whose name means “light of day.”
Shepherd – angel of repentance.
Shoftiel – angel whose name means “the judge of God.”
Sidqiel – angel prince of the ophanim; ruler of Venus.
Sidriel – angel prince of the first heaven.
Simiel – archangel.
Sizouze – angel of prayer.
Sophia – angel whose name means “wisdom.”
Soqedhozi – angel who weighs the merits of of men before God.
Sorath – angel who is the spirit of the sun.
Sorush – angel who punishes souls on judgment day.
Soterasiel – angel whose name means “who stirs up the fire of God.”
Sraosha – angel who sets the world in motion.
Suriel – angel of healing whose name means “God’s command.”
Tagas – governing angel of singing angels.
Tartys – ruling angel of the second hour of the night.
Tatrasiel – great angelic prince.
Temeluch – angel caretaker who protects newborn babies and children.
Temperance – angel of the elixir of life.
Theliel – angel prince of love.
Tubiel – angel of summer.
Tzadkiel – angel of justice and guardian of the gates of the east wind.
Ubaviel – angel of the zodiac sign of Capricorn.
Umabel – angel of physics and astronomy.
Uriel – great archangel whose name means “God is my light.”
Usiel – an angel who stands before the throne of God.
Uzziel – cherubim angel whose name means “strength of God.”
Varhmiel – ruling angel of the fourth hour of the day.
Vequaniel – ruling angel of the third hour of the day.
Verchiel – ruling angel of the month of July and of the zodiac sign Leo.
Vretiel – swift in wisdom archangel responsible for recording God’s deeds.
Xathanael – the sixth angel created by God.
Yabbashael – an angel of the earth whose name means “the mainland.”
Yefefiah – archangel who is the prince of the Torah.
Yehudiah – benevolant angel of death.
Yerachmiel – an archangel who rules earth.
Yeshamiel – angel who rules the zodiac sign of Libra.
Yofiel – angel prince of the Torah commanding 53 legions of angels.
Zaapiel – angel punisher of wicked souls.
Zaazenach – ruling angel of the sixth hour of the night.
Zabkiel – angel who rules over the thrones.
Zachariel – angel governor of Jupiter.
Zachriel – angel who governs memories.
Zadkeil – archangel who rules heaven and stands in the presence of God.
Zagzagel – angel prince of the Torah and of wisdom.
Zakzakiel – angel of the seventh heaven who records good deeds.
Zaphiel – angel ruler of the cherubim.
Zaphkiel – archangel whose name means “knowledge of God.”
Zarall – cherub angel who guards the ark of the covenant.
Zazriel – angel whose name means “strength of God.”
Zehanpuryu – high ranking angel whose name means “one who sets free.”
Zerachiel – angel of the month of July and the sun.
Zophiel – angel whose name means “God’s spy.”
Zuriel – angel ruler of the principalities whose name means “my rock is God.”
Angel Name Meanings
Angel names find their roots within ancient cultures, such as Babylon, Assyria, and Egypt, as well as within Jewish, Christian and Muslim lore. Over thousands of years, angel names have evolved in spelling, meaning and use within religions, mysticism and magic, where the name of an angel is thought important in order to invoke angelic help.
Many of the angel names include a suffix word meaning, “of God” (-el), or yah, which means, “Lord.” This way, angel names portray the importance of the angel’s connection with the divine. Angel names are, thus, traditionally viewed as being powerful. Most angel names will have the “el” incorporated; most fallen angel names will not.
Angel names used most frequently and best known are Gabrael, Raphael, Uriel and Ariel.
Fallen Angel Names
The following list is of traditional fallen angel names gathered from different religions, mythologies and lore. These angel names are of those angels considered to be of a bad nature and not names of good angels.
Fallen angel names find their roots within ancient cultures, such as Babylon, Assyria, and Egypt, as well as within Jewish, Christian and Muslim lore. Over thousands of years, angel names have evolved in spelling, meaning and use within religions, mysticism and magic, where the name of an angel is thought important in order to invoke angelic help. Some rituals are said to invoke good angels, while other rituals are performed to attempt to invoke fallen angels.
Many good angel names include a suffix word meaning of God (-el), or yah, which means Lord. This way, angel names portray the importance of the angel’s connection with the divine. Both the good and fallen names of angels are traditionally and superstitiously believed to be powerful by some people.
Abaddon – fallen angel of death whose name means “to destroy.”
Abezethibou – one-winged Red Sea fallen angel.
Allocen – fallen angel who is a duke in hell.
Amduscias – name of the fallen angel who appears as a unicorn.
Amon – fallen angel who is a strong marquis over 40 legions.
Amy – name of a fallen angel who is a president in hell.
Andras – fallen angel marquis and appears raven-headed.
Andrealphus – fallen angel who can transform humans into birds.
Andromalius – fallen angel who appears as a man holding a serpent.
Apollyon – fallen angel of death; same as Abaddon.
Armaros – fallen angel who teaches the “resolving of enchantments.”
Asmoday – fallen angel king with three heads: a bull, a ram, and a man.
Asmodeus – one of the most evil of fallen angels, being an archdemon.
Astaroth – fallen angel who is a grand duke in hell.
Azael – evil, fallen angel who cohabited with women.
Azazel – fallen angel whose name means “God strengthens.”
Azza – fallen angel whose name means “the strong.”
Baal – fallen angel whose name means “the lord.”
Balam – fallen angel who looks like Asmoday with a serpent tail.
Balberith – fallen angel who is a grand pontiff in hell.
Baraqijal – fallen angel who teaches astrology.
Barbatos – fallen angel who is a great count, earl and duke of hell.
Bathin – pale horse riding fallen angel.
Beelzebub – fallen angel known as the “prince of demons.”
Behemoth – fallen angel who is the “demon of the deep.”
Beleth – fallen angel who is a terrible king over 85 legions.
Belial – deceptively beautiful fallen angel whose name means “without worth.”
Belphegor – fallen angel whose name means “lord of opening.”
Berith – fallen angel…
Bernael – fallen angel of darkness and evil.
Bifrons – fallen angel that appears monstrous and teaches mathematical arts.
Botis – fallen angel who appears as a viper.
Buer – fallen angel who teaches philosophy, logic and ethics.
Bune – fallen angel who appears as a dragon with three heads.
Caim – fallen angel who appears as a thrush or man with a sword.
Dantanian – fallen angel who appears as a man with many faces.
Decarabia – fallen angel who appears as a star in a pentacle.
Eligor – fallen angel who appears as a good knight with lance.
Enepsigos – fallen angel who appears in the shape of woman.
Flauros – fallen angel who appears as a leopard.
Focalor – fallen angel who appears as a man with griffin wings.
Forcas – fallen angel who teaches logic and ethics.
Forneus – fallen angel marquis who appears as a sea monster.
Furcas – fallen angel who appears as a cruel man with long beard.
Furfur – fallen angel who appears as a hart with a fiery tail.
Gaap – fallen angel who appears as a man with bat wings.
Gadreel – fallen angel whose name means “God is my helper.”
Gamygyn – fallen angel who appears as a small horse.
Glasyalabolas – fallen angel who appears as a winged dog.
Gomory – fallen angel who appears as a camel riding woman of beauty.
Gusion – fallen angel who can discern the past, present or future.
Hagenti – fallen angel who appears as a bull with griffin wings.
Halpas – fallen angel who appears as a stork.
Imamiah – fallen angel who governs voyages.
Ipos – fallen angel who appears as an angel with a lion’s head.
Kokabiel – fallen angel whose name means “star of God.”
Kunopegos – fallen angel who appears as a sea horse and sinks ships.
Lahash – fallen angel who interferes with divine will.
Lerajie – fallen angel who appears as an archer in green.
Leviathon – fallen angel associated with the deep seas.
Lillith – fallen female angel who searches for children to kidnap or kill.
Lix Tetrax – fallen angel of the wind.
Lucifer – actually a Babylonian king whose name means “bearer of light.”
Malpas – fallen angel who appears as a crow.
Marbas – fallen angel who appears as a lion.
Marchosias – fallen angel who appears as a she-wolf with griffin wings.
Mastema – fallen angel whose name means “hostility.”
Mephistopheles – fallen angel; name means “he who loves not the light.”
Morax – fallen angel who appears as a bull.
Naamah – fallen angel of prostitution whose name means “pleasing.”
Naberius – fallen angel who appears as a crowing cock.
Obyzouth – fallen angel femal who kills newborns and cause still-births.
Onoskelis – female fallen angel who lives in caves and perverts men.
Orias – fallen angel who appears as a lion with serpent’s tail.
Ornias – fallen angel who is annoying and can shape-shift.
Orobas – fallen angel who appears as a horse.
Ose – fallen angel who appears as a leopard and is a president in hell.
Paimon – fallen angel who appears as a crowned man on a camel.
Penemuel – fallen angel who corrupts mankind through writing.
Pharzuph – fallen angel of fornication and lust.
Phoenix – fallen angel who appears as a phoenix bird.
Procel – fallen angel who can speak of hidden and secret things.
Purah – fallen angel of forgetfulness and the conjuring of the dead.
Purson – fallen angel who appears as a lion-headed man on a bear.
Qemuel – fallen angel who was destroyed by God.
Rahab – fallen angel of pride whose name means “violence.”
Raum – fallen angel who appears as a crow.
Ronobe – fallen angel who is a monster who teaches rhetoric and art.
Ruax – headache fallen angel.
Sabnack – fallen angel who appears as a soldier with lion’s head.
Saleos – fallen angel who appears as a soldier on a crocodile.
Samael – evil fallen angel whose name means “the blind God.”
Satan – christian fallen angel whose name means “adversary.”
Seere – fallen angel who appears as a man on a winged horse.
Semyaza – fallen angel leader and one of the Sons of God.
Shax – fallen angel who appears as a stork; stealer of money.
Solas – fallen angel who appears as a raven and teaches astronomy.
Sorath – fallen angel to some whose number is 666.
Sytry – fallen angel; appears as a man with griffin wings and leopard head.
Uzza – fallen angel whose name means “strength.”
Valac – fallen angel who appears as a small boy with wings on a dragon.
Valefor – fallen angel who appears as a many-headed lion.
Vapula – fallen angel who is skilled in handicrafts, science and philosophy.
Vassago – fallen angel who discovers all things lost or hidden.
Vepar – fallen angel who appears as a mermaid.
Vine – fallen angel and appears as a lion sitting on a black horse.
Vual – fallen angel who appears as a huge camel.
Wormwood – fallen angel who brings plagues upon the Earth.
Xaphan – fallen angel who fires the fires of hell.
Zagan – fallen angel who can transform things; looks like a bull with wings.
Zepar – fallen angel who makes women love men.
What are Fallen Angels?
by Louis Charles
Certain religions teach that fallen angels, once pure messengers of God, followed the Devil (or Satan) out of heaven in rebellion against the Creator. In this belief, it is taught that fallen angels now rule the earth realm as angelic principalities and powers. They claim that this spiritual conflict is largely unseen, with heavenly, Holy angels combating the fallen angels who are under the charge of Satan (or Lucifer).
Some teachings equate fallen angels with being demons who roam the Earth looking to inflict harm upon mankind. They have even assigned them names (see Fallen Angel Names). In Fundamental Christianity, for example, it is taught that fallen angels will one day be fully loosed upon the Earth, permitted by God to wreak the worst possible havoc in order for mankind to repent and accept Jesus as savior. Those who accept Christ, they claim, will be saved from such wrath, including the eventual eternal punishment waged by God against Satan, his fallen angels, and unrepentant mankind.
False teachings about fallen angels, demons, devils, Satan, Lucifer and the like have been woven together into what many believe today by comparing ancient manuscripts primarily found within the Old and New Testaments. Other ancient writings have also been scoured to fill in gaps, such as 1 Enoch, and Jubilees. Such teachings though, have created a great misunderstanding concerning fallen angels, and even angels in general (read about Angels). Angels are messengers, and fallen angels are messengers whose message is unenlightened. Allow me to explain. When one speaks spiritual truth, or better yet, expresses love to another, this is an enlightened message. Angels, ministering spirits, speak messages of encouragement and guidance, always given with love being the motivator.
Fallen Angels are Lost Spirits
In contrast, fallen angels are messengers whose message does not come from a heart of love, but is truly an expression of fear. To understand this, we must first understand that negative entities, or ghosts, are earthbound spirits of humans. These spirits interact with those of us in bodies, sometimes speaking their messages, or rather fears to us. A spirit remains here with the living for numerous reasons. Perhaps the person has unfinished business, or maybe they feel compelled to deliver a message to someone. For whatever reason a disembodied spirit remains attached to this realm, ultimately it is due to fear. This fear paralyzes the person, and is a state of mental anguish – hell. Imagine receiving a message from someone in an unstable state of mind. Would you expect it to be enlightening?
The word “fallen” simply indicates one’s position. Heaven is another word for Spirit, and it conveys the idea of higher elevation – a higher place, if you will. When we are at peace, and living our lives through love and truth, we are indeed in a higher position. Upon death of the physical body, the spirit is free and normally gravitates toward the light, and continues the life-journey toward the higher position. Why the light? The light is a cleansing process, of which the spirit receives a life-review, and eventually deals with issues created during time spent interacting in the physical plane. Spirits will interact with the living, observing, guiding, and bringing direction to those in physical bodies from time to time. They are angels, caring about the whole of mankind and its elevation unto knowing truth and peace. What truth, you say? The truth that we are connected – one. That we are eternal spirits, and there is no death, no punishment, or loss. Such ideas are illusionary, created by living our lives externally within physical bodies.
However, if a spirit decides to not enter into the light and receive the mental cleaning, it is because of fear. Maybe fear of loss, fear of the unknown, fear of punishment, guilt, shame, doubt, worry, or whatever; all of these are forms of fear. A spirit who decides to remain behind is not able to “rise up” out of their condition easily. The ascension, or resurrection of the mind cannot occur, for it is bound to the earthly state for a season. So, the restless spirit is alone, afraid, and quite attached to the physical world it felt so comfortable with. And so, fallen angels have missed their opportunity to be whole, cleansed by love, truth, and a new understanding. In a sense, most human beings are indeed fallen angels, for we are spirits having an earthly experience, but many of us are lost to the truth of who we really are.
The condition of such fallen angels are temporary, for the whole of Divinity is ever-growing, always expanding, progressing, and essentially being freed from false beliefs, namely fear. It is love that frees the fallen angels, and it is love that will eventually remove all fear.
We have a primary list of passages found within ancient manuscripts, such as the Bible, that are used to promote fearful, thus false ideas, concerning angels. By taking such passages literally, they can be used to create fear in the minds of those who choose to believe such things. Many of these are to be understood spiritually in parabolic fashion, especially the sayings of Jesus found within the four gospels, and Revelation a book of symbolism: Genesis 6:1, Deuteronomy 32:8, I Samuel 16:14; 18:10; 19:9, I Kings 22:19, Psalm 82:1, Isaiah 26:14, Enoch 6:1; 7:1; 10:11; 12:4; 15:8, Jubilees 5:1-2, 6, Matthew 25:41, Ephesians 6:12, Hebrews 2:5, Jude 6, I Peter 3:19, II Peter 2:4, Revelation 9:11, 13.
Some fear demons, even their names. But we view the use of the term “demons” in the Bible and elsewhere as an allegory representing hurtful, negative thoughts or the “mis-thinking” of a person’s mind. Incorrect beliefs can be held by anyone, no matter which side of the grave (e.g. ill-behaving ghosts). The mental condition is the person and where they are living – for some, their condition may be truly termed as, “hell.” If we produce negative thoughts (we battle our own demons), then the mind that produces them must be the devil.
The following is a historic rundown of demon names. We have ordered the demon names alphabetically, complete with rank of each demon of the underworld, as classically taught.
– Louis Charles
Abaddon : Hebrew root meaning “to destroy”, same as Apollyon
Apollyon (Abaddon) : The King of Demons Rev 9:11
Abigor : Christian demonology – commands 60 legions
Adramelech: Arch Demon whose name means, “King of Fire”
Agares : First Duke of the East, commands 31 legions; appears willingly
Alocer : Strong Duke commands 36 legions; lion’s face, dressed as a knight on a horse
Amduscius : Great Duke, governs 29 legions; looks like a unicorn
Andras : Marquesse, commands 30 legions; bird head with angel-like wings
Asmoday : Prince of demons; thought to be the serpent that deceived Eve
Asmodeus : Demon of wrath, banished by Raphael in the Book of Tobit 8:3
Astaroth : Strong Duke over 40 legions and the treasurer of hell
Aym : Great Duke, who commands 26 legions; from christian demonology
Ayperos : Prince, commands 36 legions; from christian demonoly
Azazel : Chief of the goat-demons or “hairy demons”
Bael : Head of the Infernal Armies of 66 legions
Balam : Terrible king with three heads and commands 40 legions
Beelzebub : Prince of Demons, aka Lord of the Flies, former highest ranking angel in heaven
Belial : Chief of all devils, brings about wickedness and guilt
Belphegor : Demon or “god” of the Moabites, Numbers 25
Berith : Great Duke of hell who governs 26 legions, appears as a red soldier on a red horse
Bifrons : declares the understanding of geometry, astrology and other arts
Botis : Appears as a viper, and proclaims the past and future
Buer : President of hell, of the second order, and commands 50 legions
Caym : Great President who takes the shape of a thrush; rules 30 legions
Charon : The boat man who brings souls across the river Styx
Cresil : Demon of impurity and laziness
Crocell : Grand Duke who appears as an angel, and governs 48 legions
Deumos : Female demon with 4 horns and a crown
Eurynome : Superior demon who feeds on corpses; the Prince of Death
Focalor : Grand Duke who drowns men and overthrows ships of war
Furfur : Count of hell, commands 26 legions; appears as angel with a flaming tail
Gaap : Prince of hell, intensifies love and hatred; transporter demon
Geryon : Giant centaur, guardian of hell
Haures : Strong Duke of hell, commands 20 legions and is very frightful with eye aflame
Ipos : Demon count of hell who commands 36 legions; looks like a lion-headed angel
Jezebeth : Demon of falsehoods and lies
Kasdeya : From the “Book of Enoch”, the 5th Satan
Kobal : Demon of hilarity
Leonard : Master of black magic and sorcery
Leviathan : Dragon of the Sea, the Crooked Serpent of the abyss
Lilith : Demon of waste.
Lucifer : Light bearer, son of the morning; former seraphim cast out of heaven
Malphas : Grand president of hell, commands 40 legions; appears as a raven
Mammon : Demon of avarice
Mastema : Leader of fallen angels whose job is to tempt men to sin and accuse them before God
Melchom : Demon who carries the money purse; payer of servants
Mephistopheles : Another name for the devil in the Middle Ages
Merihim : Dark Prince of pestilence
Moloch : Demon worshipped by the Israelites through child sacrifice
Mullin : Demon lieutenant of the demon Leonard
Murmur : Great Duke, comes with trumpets sounding and rules 30 legions
Naberius : Strong demon in charge of 29 legions, a Marquis of hell
Nergal : Second order demon, commands the secret police
Nicor : Water demon known for drowning humans; can cause hurricanes, tempests and the like
Nybbas : Manager of visions and dreams, inferior order charlatan
Nysrogh : Second order demon, chief of the house of princes
Oriax : Marquis, demon who commands 30 legions; teaches astrology
Ornias : name of the harassing demon
Ose : Great President, governs 30 legions
Paymon : a king of hell, master of ceremonies; governs 200 legions
Philatanus : Demon who assists Belial in sodomy and pedophile behaviors
Proserpine : aka Persephone, princess of hell
Pruflas : head of 26 legions, has the head of an owl; provokes wars and quarrels
Pyro : Prince of falsehoods and lies
Raum : Count or Great Earle, commands 30 legions; seen as a crow
Rimmon : aka Damas, an ambassador from hell
Ronove : Marquis of hell, commanding 19 legions, teaches languages
Ronwe : Inferior demon, commands 19 legions
Samael : Demon angel of death, prince of the power of the air
Semiazas : Chief demon of fallen angels
Shax : Duke of hell, commanding 30 legions, deceitful thief; appears as a stork
Shalbriri : Demon of blindness
Sonneillon : Demon of hatred
Stolas : High prince of hell, commanding 26 legions; teacher of astronomy and plant properties
Succorbenoth : Chief eunuch, sexless, demon of gates
Thamuz : Ambassador of hell, demon master of big weapons
Ukobach : Inferior demon who maintains the fires of hell; appears ablaze
Uphir : Demon physician
Uvall : Duke, commanding 36 legions, knows the past, present and future; strong and scary
Valafar : Strong Duke, commands 10 legions, appears in the shape of a lion
Vepar : Grand Duke, strong; guide of waters, like a mermaid
Verdelet : Master of ceremonies
Verin : Demon of impatience
Vetis : Demon of corruption
Xaphan : Second order demon, former fallen angel, fans the furnace flames
Zagan : Demon King, deceitful, commands 33 legions
Zepar : Grand Duke, appears as a soldier, commanding 26 legions
A list of devil names from different sources, the following list has been compiled using both traditional and non-traditional names for the devil gathered from different religions, mythologies and lore. These devil names are both common and uncommon with many of them being biblical.
The word “devil” is believed to have been derived from the word diabolos, which means “slanderer” or “false accuser.” Though many fear the idea of the devil being a diabolical creature, it is really just an allegory that represents the ego, a false perception of “self” that wars within all humanity. This battle that rages within mankind is often depicted as the devil sitting on one shoulder and an angel on the other. When you read through the devil names below, you will notice this common theme. – Louis Charles
Angel of the Abyss
Angel of the Bottomless Pit
Angel of Light
Antichrist (or “Anti-Christ”)
Author of Evil
Author of All Sin
Chief of Demons
Enemy of Good
Enemy of Righteousness
Father of Contention
Father of Lies (“Father of all Lies”)
Father of All Wickednes
Founder of Murder
God of This Age
God of This World
His Satanic Majesty
Liar (“Liar from the Beginning”)
Murderer (“Murderer from the Beginning”)
Oppressor of Saints
Prince of Air (“Prince of the Power of the Air”)
Prince of Darkness
Prince of Devils
Prince of Hell
Prince of Pandemonium
Prince of This World
Ruler of Demons
Ruler of This World
Serpent (“Serpent of Old”)
Son of Perdition
Son of the Morning
Sower of Discord
More About the Devil & You
The devil, or satan, are biblical metaphors that depict the fallen mindset of humanity, especially representing the times we succumb to thoughts of fear, condemnation, guilt, etc. All of us have done this, and by design, these times are for our learning. The thoughts that are produced by this “devil” could also be considered to be its demons in the most allegorical sense.
Demons In The Bible
by Louis Charles
Peruse our collection of some of the verses found in the Bible (and Hebrew text) that reference “demons” and learn what the demonic represents to mankind.
The Bible is full of parables about who we are as people, and the idea of a dual-nature (both good and bad) being within us is central to understanding these stories. When we explore the passages from a metaphorical perspective, demons are used in biblical lore to convey the spiritual idea that negative, unclean thoughts are erroneous, not based upon truth, and are mistakenly created by the human mind. In other words, we have the ability to pick what we believe and hold to be true. If we choose to follow negativity, then suffering will be the result.
If demons represent negative thinking in the Bible, then “The Devil” or “Satan” is symbolic for the fallen mind of man that chooses to create and follow debased thoughts and destructive thinking patterns. And if we continue down this path of allegory, then angels can be representative of messengers, people, or the actual, elevated thoughts, themselves. A false or derogatory message would, thus, originate from a “fallen angel” – a person who is un-enlightened and could even be equated with the false message itself.
Understanding that “the Kingdom of Heaven is within you” is key to seeing these entities as something that resides inside of us, not as evil creatures but as thoughts, beliefs, fears, strongholds in our thinking, etc. Maybe, thoughts are spirit, and to be demon-possessed is to be held captive by thoughts and beliefs that are untrue. From this perspective, one might choose to see the battle between angels and demons as really the contrast between light and darkness, between truth and that which only appears to be true, but isn’t, within our mind.
Matthew 4:24: “…they brought unto him [Jesus] all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy…”
Matthew 8:16: “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils…”
Matthew 8:28-34: “And when he [Jesus] was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce…” (KJV; devils are typically translated as demons in most other Bible versions)
Matthew 9:32-33: “As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.”
Matthew 10:1: “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”
Matthew 12:22: “Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb…”
Matthew 12:43-45: “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.”
Matthew 15:22: “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.”
Matthew 17:14-18: “There came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed…And Jesus rebuked the devil; “
Mark 1:23: “And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out…”
Mark 3:11: “And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried…”
Mark 3:22-26: “And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.”
Mark 5:2-20: “…there met him [Jesus] out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.”
Mark 6:7: “And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;”
Mark 7:2: “For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:”
Mark 9:17-25: “I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away:…and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming…[Jesus] rebuked the foul spirit…”
Mark 9:38: “…Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us…”
Mark 16:9: “…Jesus…appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.”
Mark 16:17: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils…”
Luke 4:33: “And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice…”
Luke 4:41: “and devils also came out of many, crying out…”
Luke 8:2-3 “And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others…”
Luke 8:33: “Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.”
Luke 9:38-42: “…a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child. And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him….And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit…”
Luke 10:17: “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.”
Luke 11:14: “And he [Jesus] was casting out a devil, and it was dumb…”
Luke 11:15: “But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.”
John 7:20-21: “The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?”
John 8:48-49: “Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and
hast a devil?”
John 10:20: “And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?”
A number of references relate to the final destiny of Satan (representing the mis-thinking mind of man) and his demons (represents the fallen or lower thoughts of mankind). They are to be thrust into Hell (the mind suffering from mistaken thinking), described as a lake of fire. In these passages, Satan’s fallen angels apparently refer to his demons:
Matthew 25:4: “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”
1 Peter 2:4: “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.”
Jude 1:6: “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
Revelation 12:9: “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Demons (or thoughts) are also mentioned elsewhere in the Christian Scriptures:
Acts 19:13-16: “And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.”
James 2:19: “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”
Revelation 9:20: “And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk.”
Some passages seem to describe how Satan (or the Devil) can adopt a spirit form, reside inside a person, and influence their thoughts and behavior in the same way as a demon. Ephesians 2:2 describes Satan as a spirit who works within “the children of disobedience.” Consider, again, the idea that a corrupt mind is “our devil” and “adversary” that can rob us of peace and influence our behavior:
John 13:2 describes how Satan “put into” Judas Iscariot’s mind the decision (or thought) to betray Jesus.
Acts 5:3 describes how Satan filled Ananias’ heart with the decision (the thought) to lie to the Holy Ghost about the proceeds of a real estate sale.
The Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament):
The King James Version of the Bible often used the term “devils” which some readers assume are Satan’s demons. Other translations use “heathen gods,” “idols,” etc. They probably refer to the gods worshiped by pagan tribes (or the idols that represented those false gods):
Leviticus 17:7: “And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, [literally “hairy ones”] after whom they have gone a whoring.”
Deuteronomy 32:17: “They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up…”
2 Chronicles 11:15: “And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the [statues of] calves which he had made.”
Psalms 106:35-37: “But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils.”
Evil spirits that cause mental disturbances are mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures. But, they were not dispatched or controlled by Satan; they were sent by God to torment people. Again, think about the mind of man being filled with demons (corrupted thinking) in order to bring suffering:
Judges 9:23: “Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem…”
1 Kings 22:23: “…behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets…”
1 Samuel 16:14: “But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.” (KJV)
1 Sam 18:10: “And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul…”
1 Sam 19:9: “And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul…”
First Wave of Fallen Angels
Chapter 2 – The First Wave of Fallen Angels
What about the other Fallen Angels?
There are other fallen angels besides Satan. God made many angels on the first day of creation. We know that about 1/3 of the total number of angels became sinful under Satan’s influence, before Jesus Christ was born.
“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.” Rev 12:3-4
The tail of the dragon Satan casting these stars down to earth shows that they became sinful under Satan’s influence. The timing shows that this occurred before Jesus was born. That the angels are compared to the stars of heaven demonstrates that there are many angels, but only a third of the total number of angels became fallen.
The Bible details that the angels who fell did so in two waves.
The first wave occurred before the flood, and they were imprisoned in the Abyss.
The second wave fell after the flood, and these were cast down to earth with Satan after they lost the battle in heaven.
The first wave of fallen angels
“For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned [them] with an overthrow, making [them] an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly” 2 Pet 2:4-6
“And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 1:6-7
The first angels who sinned did so by ‘not keeping their own domain and abandoning their proper abode’. This is directly compared to the sins of Sodom, in which the men sinned by going after strange flesh and fornication. What happened in Sodom is that the men were not only seeking homosexual relations, but were trying to have homosexual relations with angels sent by God (Gen 19). And so it can be gathered that the first wave of angels that sinned did so in a sexual way. 2 Pet 2 indicates a chronological order of events, first the time of this sin, then the flood of Noah’s time, and then the time of Sodom. And so this sin can be gathered to have occurred before the flood. It should also be noted that the term used here for these sinning angels is “aggelos”, meaning that they were of the “messenger” type of angel. As we have covered, messenger angels looked human, and were also known as “watchers” or “sons of God”.
This all seems to parallel a story found in Gen 6:
“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days and also afterwards, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown.” Gen 6:1-4
This story details that some messenger type angels, who are always described to look like men, took human women as wives, even in polygamy. When did this start happening? When men began to multiply and have daughters, which would indicate as early as when Adam had daughters, perhaps within 200-300 years after the fall into sin. This story also details that these fallen angels and the women had children who were giant men, the term used for them is “Nephilim”. And so these giants were on the earth from the time of those days when Adam had daughters, and after that time, up to the time of the flood when only Noah and his family were spared.
We are going to cover more on these “Nephilim” in more detail later, but for now will stick to the first wave of fallen angels.
2 Pet 2 indicates that these sinful messenger angels, these sons of God, who went after strange flesh, were punished shortly before or at the time of the flood, chronologically. It is also made clear that these sinful angels were imprisoned in chains, in darkness, until the time of the “judgment of the great day”. The term “hell” here for the location of their prison is actually “Tartaros”, which means the “deepest abyss of hell”, and this word is only used here in the New Testament. However, a synonymous term “Abyss” is used several times in the book of Revelation, in the phrase “bottomless pit”. This is the same place Satan will be imprisoned for 1000 years according to Rev 20. As such, it seems that the bottomless pit or Abyss is a place that a fallen angel could be imprisoned in, as Satan will be. And also we know that Tartaros is a place where fallen angels are said to now be imprisoned. As the terms have synonymous meanings, it makes sense that this is the same place. Currently the first wave of fallen angels are imprisoned in Tartaros, which seems to be the same place that is called the Abyss. Later, Satan will be imprisoned there. But before Satan is imprisoned in the Abyss, several other events take place.
“Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen to earth from the sky, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. When he opened it, smoke poured out as though from a huge furnace, and the sunlight and air were darkened by the smoke. Then locusts came from the smoke and descended on the earth, and they were given power to sting like scorpions. They were told not to hurt the grass or plants or trees but to attack all the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were told not to kill them but to torture them for five months with agony like the pain of scorpion stings. In those days people will seek death but will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee away! The locusts looked like horses armed for battle. They had gold crowns on their heads, and they had human faces. Their hair was long like the hair of a woman, and their teeth were like the teeth of a lion. They wore armor made of iron, and their wings roared like an army of chariots rushing into battle. They had tails that stung like scorpions, with power to torture people. This power was given to them for five months. The have before them a king, the angel from the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon–the Destroyer.” Rev 9:1-11
Here we see that “locusts” come out of the Abyss after the 5th trumpet sounds. The term “locusts” may be symbolic, or be how these creatures look. But these “locusts” have human faces, as do messenger angels which look like men, and long hair, like someone who hasn’t had a haircut in a very long time. Right now the only entities that seem to currently be bound in the prison of the Abyss are the “sons of God” mentioned in Gen 6, 2 Pet and Jude. If the key to this prison were to be given to a fallen angel, and the prison of the Abyss was to be opened, it makes sense that what would come out would be these same “sons of God”. And so it is possible that these “locusts” with human faces and hair, may be the same messenger-type angels that have been imprisoned in the Abyss since the time of the Flood.
Looking at the Greek, these locusts have before them, in their presence, a king described to be a fallen messenger-type angel, who also comes from the Abyss. This angel’s name is Abaddon or Apollyon, which means the Destroyer.
More is said on this fallen angel called the Destroyer who comes out of the Abyss.
“When they complete their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the bottomless pit will declare war against them. He will conquer them and kill them.” Rev 11:7
This fallen angel, the Destroyer, is also called a “beast”. In context, he kills the two witnesses of Revelation.
“Why are you so amazed?” the angel asked. “I will tell you the mystery of this woman and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns. The beast you saw was alive but isn’t now. And yet he will soon come up out of the bottomless pit [the Abyss] and go to eternal destruction. And the people who belong to this world, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from before the world began, will be amazed at the reappearance of this beast who had died.” Rev 17:7-8
Here it is made clear that this fallen angel, the Destroyer, is confirmed to be the same one who comes out of the Abyss. This is the same Beast who this woman rides, the same Beast who has seven heads and ten horns. However, this also identifies this fallen angel as the Beast out of the Sea:
“And now in my vision I saw a beast rising up out of the sea. It had seven heads and ten horns, with ten crowns on its horns. And written on each head were names that blasphemed God. This beast looked like a leopard, but it had bear’s feet and a lion’s mouth! And the dragon gave him his own power and throne and great authority. I saw that one of the heads of the beast seemed wounded beyond recovery–but the fatal wound was healed! All the world marveled at this miracle and followed the beast in awe. They worshiped the dragon for giving the beast such power, and they worshiped the beast. “Is there anyone as great as the beast?” they exclaimed. “Who is able to fight against him?” Rev 13:1-4
There may be more about this angel the Destroyer in the Bible, in a section of prophecy with 2 meanings, much like Satan is addressed in Isa 14 and Eze 28. This section is Ezekiel 31, and it also seems to parallel and give more detail about the “sons of God” who were imprisoned in the Abyss. It seems to tell the general story of the events of Gen 6, and their imprisonment.
“Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness? Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent her little rivers unto all the trees of the field. Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth. All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations. Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters. The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty. I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.”
Here we have a reference to the time before the flood, when Eden was still known in location. This Assyrian was a king, and he is compared to a very tall tree, with many long branches and thick boughs or foliage. He is described as the tallest tree, with many fair branches. The heavy repeated emphasis here on height may be a parallel to what the sons of God are known for in Gen 6, that their children were tall giants. There does seem to be a parallel. As such the Assyrian may be the Beast, the king of the time before the flood, and the leader of the sons of God who all had giant tall offspring. The “fair” branches mentioned here may be his wives, the “daughters of men” who were “fair” of Genesis 6. And the “boughs who were multiplied” and “thick boughs” or foliage, leaves, may refer to the many giant children had by this angel, in the time before the flood.
The Assyrian is said to have been in Lebanon, and by the waters, which is perhaps where the 4 rivers branched out from the river that flowed out of Eden. (Gen 2) Yet