Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Boredie, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    Why are they protrayed like babies/adults with wings?
    Where did the idea come from?
    They are described differently in the bible (Ezekiel 10;10-14;10)

  2. ExpectantlyIronic

    ExpectantlyIronic e̳̳̺͕ͬ̓̑̂ͮͦͣ͒͒h̙ͦ̔͂?̅̂ ̾͗̑

    Wikipedia says that it probably owes to depictions of similar beings in ancient Mesopotamian and Greek art.
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  3. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    Thanks EI.
    So on to my next question, do you think they should be portrayed that way?
  4. AngelsPeak

    AngelsPeak Wanna play?

    Damn, I thought this thread was for me.:lol:
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  5. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Well, they're also symbols of purity and innocence and babies are a universal symbol for both.
  6. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    It can be :) Do you see yourself as a baby with wings?
    That makes sense.
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  7. Jakey-D

    Jakey-D Registered Member


    Deal with it.
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  8. ExpectantlyIronic

    ExpectantlyIronic e̳̳̺͕ͬ̓̑̂ͮͦͣ͒͒h̙ͦ̔͂?̅̂ ̾͗̑

    I found some drawings of cherubim as depicted in the Bible. That book is so much more Lovecraftian than I thought. Don't know why nobody emphasizes those aspects of it, as the fever-dream version of heaven is quite interesting, really.



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  9. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    Wow.....I definitely prefer the typical little child angels. I was going to say that they're innocent and pure as well.

    :lol: The man looks like he's trying to be as cool as the eagle and the lion, but he's just not good enough...
  10. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    Well it is said that each face on the angel represents a different "angle" of the angel. There's the lion which represents Strength, fire and Judgement. There's the Bull which represents kindness, spirituallity, arts and creation. There's the Eagle which represents Judgement, light and wisdom. And the Human represents (yeah.. wait for it) Compassion and Healing.

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