A list of types of angels... |
of angels are somewhat confusing, as there are so many different orders
for what may be similar angelic beings. Be sure and read Angel Hierarchy
for more information. The following list of angel
types primarily come from traditional Christian and Hebrew religion
Acclamations - one of three hierarchies of angels
according to Robert Flood.
Aeons - angels similar to seraphim in
gnosticism, with each Aeon being in charge of a heavenly realm made up of
Angels - type of angel closest to mankind
who act as messengers; believed to be the same as guardian
Apparitions - one of three hierarchies of angels
according to Robert Flood.
Archai - equated with
Authorities, Exousiai, Powers, Potenatates, Principalities; same as
Archangels - "chief messengers" who are the primary
messengers between God and mankind.
Archons - equated with Aeons,
Archangels and Princes.
Authorities - angels who bear authority and equated
with Dominions, Powers and Virtues. Same as the Greek word
Bene-Elohim - "sons of God" equated to Thrones, Issim
and sometimes Archangels.
Cherubim - second highest angels to God;
equated to Hayyoth of Hebrew lore and Kerubim of Islam
Dominations - also called Dominions and Lords; the
fourth highest order of angels.
Elim - proper name for
Elohim - equated with Principalities and usually
mis-translated as "God" in the Christian Old Testament. Elohim is
also plural, and it is written that Jesus quoted Psalms 82:6, "...you
(mankind) are Elohim..." Interesting, huh?
Erelim - equated
with Bene-Elohim, Issim and Thrones.
Excellencies - equated with
Exousiai - Greek word for Authorities.
Hasmalim - high ranking order
of angels along with seraphim and cherubim; equated with Dominions
Hayyoth - high ranking merkabah (throne chariot) angels
equated with Hasmalim, Seraphim and Cherubim.
astral power equated to Archons and Seals.
Issim - angels equated
with Bene-Elohim, Thrones and Erelim.
Malachin - order of angels
from Hebrew lore.
Ophanim - high ranking angels equated with
Thrones, Cherubim and Wheels.
Origins - type of angel mentioned in
Palatinates - angels equated with the
Potentates - same as
Powers - sixth highest order of angels believed to be
protectors of divine plans initiated by Dominations and carried out by
Princes - high ranking angels equated with Archons and
Principalities - seventh highest order of angels
who watch over the nations of the earth.
Rulers - angels equated
with Dominions and Principalities.
Scribes - angels who record all
the deeds of mankind.
Seals - equated with the
Seats - angels equated with Thrones.
- song-uttering order of angels.
Seraphim - angels highest and
closest to God.
Tapsarim - high order of angels equated with
Tarshisim - "brilliant ones" equated with
Thrones - third highest order of angels also called
Virtues - fifth highest order of angels, who carry out the
plans set forth by the Dominions; their name means "powers."
- one of three heirarchies of angels according to Robert
Wheels - many-eyed angels equated with Ophanim, Thrones and