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-emily dickinson
silentbob you're an angel, you little devil 010822
christopher walkens doppelganger i can wait
till stars burn out if i have to
unhinged i would really like more than anything to have wings. that is my greatest wish. 010822
nemothedestroyer even angels fall 020506
Ssamayyel that ain't the half of it 020507
sabbie Divine creatures from the Old Testament, associated with the Cherubim, and later taken to be angels. The root of Seraphim comes either from the Hebrew verb saraph ('to burn') or the Hebrew noun saraph (a fiery, flying serpent). Because the term appears several times with reference to the serpents encountered in the wilderness (Num. 21.8, Deut. 8.15; Isa. 14.29; 30.6), it has often been understood to refer to "fiery serpents." From this it has also often been proposed that the seraphim were serpentine in form and in some sense "fiery" creatures or associated with fire.
It is said that whoever lays eyes on a Seraph, he would instantly be incinerated due to the immense brightness of the Seraph. They are described as very tall, with six wings and four heads, one for of the cardinal directions. One pair of wings are for flying, one for covering their eyes (for even they may not look directly at God), and one for covering their feet (which is almost certainly a euphemism for genitalia). They are in the direct presence of God.
In Isaiah's call-vision in the Temple, he sees Seraphim surrounding the throne of God, singing praise to God; the "Thrice Holy" hymn (ch 6). In this instance they are angelic beings but in the Book of Numbers, seraph-snakes are sent to punish the Israelites.
Some of the Seraphim are Metatron, Kemuel, Nathanael, Gabriel, and Lucifer.
--- Inerestingly enough, Lucifer is the Roman/Latin translation of the Hebrew name "Hellel ben Sahar"

zeke according to Elaine Pagels, initially a satan was any angel sent by god to put obsticals in the way of people to turn them back to the path of ritiosness. 031214
--- "Satan" means "accuser" or "Adversary" but not so much in the sense of being a combatant but more along the lines of being adversatial in the legal sense...the celestial equivalent to a Prosecuting Attorney. 031214
sabbie and we all know that satan, lucifer and belezebub were different boys at the start.

and that eve was tempted by a snake, not the devil

and cloven hooves and goat legs came from pan.

the devil is a patchwork of entities from across the globe.

honestly, who is afriad of a rug?
and never call her an angel because even if she has wings it's more regal a word and implies feathers and slanted eyes and mistrust and long fingers (a pianist's fingers of course) bangs obscuring the eyes and always just a bit of a slant to her so she isn't quite good, and might just be pining over Lucifer, who she loved "with a love that was more than love" and exists somewhere out of time.

(and maybe one day some writer will reunite them and he and she will live on in imagination because that might just be good enough)
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