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Who commands the Heavenly Host in combat?

To oversimplify it, God is too powerful. One twitch of a (metaphorical) muscle, and poof everything is gone. God created everything, the whole universe, including the dragon (devil/Satan) and demons. ...
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How did angels get their halos?

I seem to recall it's actually related to visual iconography, not anything from a text. Divine beings were said to have a glow around them showing their divinity, and people drawing or painting had ...
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What do the abrahamic angels call God?

I fear behind this question lie the translation used... Angels do not overspeak, that said. There is reference of them here and there, but they keep their angelic mouth shut. Genesis 3-23/24 in king ...
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What scripture describes humans as being morally superior to angels?

From the video: “A certain scripture mentions that humans are superior beings to angels." The character misunderstands the scriptural reference - it refers to Jesus, not to humans generally. (Though ...
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What is an Half Angel Half Demon?

The Grim Reaper is a possible candidate. He or She is more or less a “neutral” entity, who works for both God and the Devil. Doing his or her job. That’s the only creature (as far as I know) I can ...
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How did the angels Michael and Gabriel come to be associated with water and fire?

After a brief search on Google, I found the following in the Jewish Encyclopedia, which I quote: Michael is snow, Gabriel is fire (Lüken, l.c. p. 55; comp. Yoma 21b, bottom). Nevertheless, it is ...
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In Abrahamic religions, what is the origin of angels?

There is no specific myth of the origin of angels in mainstream Christianity or Judaism, but more apocryphal stuff abounds. The closest you'll get in the Bible proper is Psalm 148, where Yahweh ...
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Who commands the Heavenly Host in combat?

The Judeo/Christian system of heaven is very organised with different angels, class of angels, prophets, and today ministers, pastors, bishops, etc. They each have a role. Jesus for example is placed ...
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According to Biblical account, why fallen angels' offspring are giants? Or are they egg-born?

There is here and there some confusions in your question. The Nephilims What your are talking about in your question are the "Nephilims". Let's read the Bible (I will use the NIV as a reference text)...
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Are angels ever depicted fighting in Abrahamic religious texts?

We know that they do, but we do not know how. Take a look here (Isaiah 37:36-38): 36 Then the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. ...
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How did the angels Michael and Gabriel come to be associated with water and fire?

In most schools of "Western Ritual Magic," some of which seems to have Judaic roots, Michael is invoked in the South as Archangel of Fire & Gabriel in the West as Archangel of Water. I don't know ...
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Reference texts for Christian mythos

Most of the angel mythos isn't Christian or even Judaic in origin. The word comes from the Greek angelos, which itself could be considered as a translation of the Hebrew word mal’akh, meaning ’...
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Reference texts for Christian mythos

Best bets for anything on the angelic race will be the Catholic Encyclopedia (online or in print) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (paragraphs 325 and following). A lot of "angel stuff" you ...
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What would St. Michael be considered far as title/rank?

The most appropriate mythological title from a historical source POV would be "Jewish Prince of Heaven who was once the Babylonian King of Hell." The Archangel Michael is copied in both name and ...
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How did the angels Michael and Gabriel come to be associated with water and fire?

Gabriel: There are a number of midrashim that tie Gabriel to fire: Devarim Rabbah 5:12: "...He imposes peace in His heights." Said Reish Lakish, Michael is entirely snow and Gabriel is ...
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Was the Grim Reaper originally depicted with a scythe or a sickle?

in greek mythology, the king of the titans, Chronos, carried a sickle. cronus, the harvesting god, carried a scythe. The grim reaper was a combination of the two and carried a sickle.
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