ZA'AFIEL-An angel who has control over all
hurricanes, as recorded in the Third Book of Enoch; his control
does not extend to every kind of storm, however, for those are of
concern to Za'amiel. Za'afiel is ranked as one of the angelic
princes with rulership over the elements of the world.
ZA'AMIEL-An angel reported in the Third Book
of Enoch as being in charge of all great winds and storms, save
for hurricanes, which are the province of his fellow angel
Za'apiel. He is one of the angelic princes who guide the natural
elements of the world.
ZADKIEL-A notable angelic personage with
quite a varied portfolio. Also called Tzadkiel, Satqiel, and
Zachiel, he is considered one of the seven archangels, with such
eminent angels as Gabriel and Micheal, in the Third Book of Enoch,
which means that he is the chief of one of the seven heavens (the
fifth) and is attended by 496,000 myriads of ministering angels.
In Jewish lore Zadkiel is said to be the angel who appeared to
Abraham on Mount Moriah and prevented the patriarch from
sacrificing his son, Isaac; in honor of this event, Zadkiel's
traditional symbol is a dagger, the weapon Abraham was prepared to
use-obedient to God's command-in sacrificing his beloved son. he
is also honored as the chief or prince of the choir or order of
dominations, an angel of mercy and excellant memory, and the angel
with rulership over the planet Jupiter.
ZAGZAGEL-An angel associated with the many
legends surrounding the Lawgiver, Moses. He is revered as the
so-called Angel of the Burning Bush and supposedly taught Moses
the profound knowledge of the ineffable names of God. Zagzagel
also is said to have joined the Lord, Michael, and Gabriel to the
earth to fetch the soul of Moses after his death and its
announcement by the angel Semalion. With Gabriel and Michael,
Zagzagel supposedly prepared the grave of Moses and lovingly
placed his body into the earth. By custop he resides in the
seventh heaven with the Lord, even though one of his areas of
concern is safeguarding the fourth heaven. He also speaks seventy
languages and is a renowned tutor, lecturing even to his fellow
YHWH-One of the foremost princes in the celestial
hierarchy who has the task, according to Jewish legend, of
recording the merits of Israel upon the very throne of the Lord.
He is superior to the prince Gallisur YHWH but is inferior in rank
to the prince Anapiel YHWH, keeper of the keys of the heavenly
ZAKUM-An angel who, as reported in Jewish
legend, conspired with the angel Lahash to prevent an important
prayer of Moses from reaching the ears of the Lord. This crome was
so terrible that Lahash repented and was subsequently punished
rather severely; Zakum however, did not apparently have a guilty
conscience, but his fate remains unknown. It is possible that he
was destroyed, like Af and several other angels in lore who
committed the transgression of getting in the way of the Lord and
the mighty Lawgiver.
ZARALL-With Jael, one of the two cherubim who
were placed upon the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant.
YHWH-One of the great angelic princes of the celestial
hierarchy, as reported in the Third Book of Enoch. He is superior
in rank to Sasnigiel YHWH but is beneath Geburatiel YHWH, being
compelled anytime he comes into his presence to fall prostrate and
remove his glorious crown.
YHWH-A truly formidable angelic prince who is revered in
Jewish lore as the prince of the Divine Presence, one of the
gatekeepers of the grand palace of the Lord in the seventh heaven,
and an angel said to be ranked higher even than Metatron.
According to the Third Book of Enoch, he is "glorified and
dreaded" by the entire heavenly household, but even Zehanpuryu
removes his crown and falls prostrate when he meets the angelic
prince Azbogah YHWH.
ZEPHON-An angel best known through his
appearance in John Milton's Paradise Lost. Said in Jewish lore to
be a cherubim and one of the protectors of paradise, in Paradise
Lost (Book IV) he and Ithuriel, a fellow cherub, are sent by
Gabriel to hunt for Satan, who has come to earth.
ZI'I'EL-An angel mentioned in the Third Book
of Enoch and listed as being in charge of tremors. He is
apparently joined by the angel Ra'asiel, who is the chief of
ZIQIEL-An angel listed in the Third Book of
Enoch as being in charge of comets. He is also probably the ruling
prince of meteors as well.
ANGELS OF THE-The tradition that there are ruling angels
who watch over or govern the twelve signs of the zodiac. They are
often to be considered synonymous with the various angels of the
months of the year. Specifically, the angels of the zodiac are as
from Davidson, A dictionary of Angels)
ZOPHIEL-Also Zaphiel and Zaphkiel, an angelic
prince named as one of the chiefs of the angelic choir of
cherubim. He is also sometimes said to be chief of the thrones;
the ruling angel of the planet Saturn; and a special patron of
Noah, guiding him in the building of the ark and helping to ensure
the survival of his family. It is possible that he can be equated
with the angel Zaphkiel-listed as an archangel and head of the
choir of thrones-but some scholars dispute this.
ZUTU'EL-An angel who appears in the First
Book of Enoch. He resides past the Erythrean Sea and was visited
by the patriarch Enoch during his
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