Angels

Boredie

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#1
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)
 

ExpectantlyIronic

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#2
Boredie said:
Why are they protrayed like babies/adults with wings?
Wikipedia says that it probably owes to depictions of similar beings in ancient Mesopotamian and Greek art.
 
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Merc

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#5
Well, they're also symbols of purity and innocence and babies are a universal symbol for both.
 

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#8
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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Boredie

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#10
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.