From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"I would see beside me, on my left hand, an angel in bodily form ... " --Teresa of Ávila
The theological study of angels is known as "angelology". In Zoroastrianism and Abrahamic religions they are often depicted as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between Heaven and Earth, or as guardian spirits or a guiding influence.
The term "angel" has also been expanded to various notions of spirits found in many other religious traditions. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God's tasks.
- Angel of the Morning
- Angels in art
- Fallen angel
- Shoulder angel
- Guardian angel
- How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?