KADISHIM-Another spelling for the angels
called the qaddisin (or holy ones), who are the close companions
of the angels known as the irin, the watchers. (See Watchers.)
KADMIEL-An angel who is listed in the Jewish
work called the Book of the Angel Raziel. Kadmiel is one of the
seventy angels who are to be invoked by expectant mothers to
assist in making the entire process of childbirth safe and
successful for both mother and child.
KALKA'IL-The angel in Islamic lore who has
authority over the highly unusual angelic spirits known as the
huris. He is thought to exist or reside in the fifth heaven of the
Islamic vision of paradise.
KALMIYA-An angel prince who has authority,
with six other princes, of guarding the gate or the so-called veil
of the seventh heaven. Among the other angel guardians were
Gabriel and Sandalphon.
KASB'EL-Once a high angel in the hierarchy of
heaven originally named Beqa (or Biqa), which meant "good person."
His name, however, was changed to Kasb'el-also Kazbiel and
Kesb'el, meaning"he who lies to God"-after his fall into sin.
Kasb'el is called the "chief of the oath" because of his efforts
to learn the secret or hidden name of God and thereby wield its
power to create an oath to cause all to tremble in fear before it.
KEMUEL-Another spelling for the great angel
KERUBIEL-Also called Cherubiel or Kerubial
YHWH, the "valiant prince" who is chief of the choir of the
cherubim. A colorful description of this most impressive angelic
prince was given in the Third Book of Enoch, that useful source
for often imaginative details on angels. His body was said to be
full of burning coals and was as tall and as wide as the seven
heavens. His mouth was like a torch, his tongue like a burning
fire, and his whole body was covered with eyes and with wings.
Lightning was said to shoot from his face, while coals were
flashed from his body and flames blazed from his hands.
KEZEF-One of the angels of destruction who
was the subject of several Jewish legends. These legends can be
found in the book, The Legends of the Jews. by Louis Ginzberg.
NASRAGIEL, AND NAIRYO SANGHA-Three stern angels who stand
as wardens at the upper gates of hell. Another angel also
mentioned in this role is Kinor.
KOKBIEL-Also Kajabel and Kochbiel, an angel
whose name means "the star of God" and who is variously considered
a good or an evil angelic prince. In the First Book of Enoch,he is
among the fallen angels, while the work called Book of the Angel
Raziel describes him as an honored angel. As he is said to have
special powers over the stars, Kokbiel is an expert on astrology.
KOLAZONTA-An angel of destruction whose name
means "the chastiser." Kolazonta is identified with the fiery
angel ( an angel of vengeance), who was overcome by Aaron in the
desert when the angel threatened to bring a murderous plague upon
the Jewish people who were journeying across the wilderness. The
multitude was saved when Aaron, carrying a censer, ran through the
crowd, thereby purifying all in the camp. In this tale Kolazonta
is considered the personification of plagues or pestilence, an
event recorded in the Fourth Book of Maccabees
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