Throughout human history, angels have existed in nearly every culture. The Greeks depicted Hermes with wings on his heels. Winged figures can also be seen in some Egyptian hieroglyphics, and also on Etruscan tombs. For the Vikings, creatures depicted with wings were known as valkyries.

However, it is not the having wings that really defines an angel. In the Old Testament, the envoys of God tend to adopt a human form and are only recognized as angels once their mission is over. Thus, their main characteristic is that of being envoys. In fact, the word “angel” is derived from angelus, which literally means “messenger”. Furthermore, the Hebrew term malak, also used in the Holy Scriptures, means “delegate” or “ambassador”.

It is interesting to see that modern astrology proposes an evolution of these figures as energetic beings vibrating at a frequency that is much higher than the levels human beings are able to perceive. Nevertheless, new age beliefs hold that it might be possible to tune into the same frequency through rituals and prayer.

But regardless of what their origin might be, the mystery of the angels is very much alive in our culture. Representations of them are to be found in large cities and also in hidden away places. Doubts about their existence do not stop millions of people from feeling drawn to them, whether on religious grounds, or esoteric or purely aesthetic ones.

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