Name: angeli

Alternate Name: angels

Source: biblical

Nature: mythical

Gender: unspecified

Description: Spiritual beings created by God. In Purgatory angels serve a range of ministerial functions: the celestial helmsman ferries newly saved souls to the shores of Purgatory; angels descend into the Valley of the Princes each night to expel the serpent; an angel stands guard over the door of Purgatory; and angels indicate the pathway to each of the terraces in Purgatory proper. In the Paradiso angels are often designated "intelligences" who feed on intellectual fare, namely truth. In Par 28 Beatrice names the nine orders of angels, proceeding from the highest to lowest--Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, Angels. They are arranged in circles around God; each order presides over one of the nine heavens.


Botticelli, Sandro

Botticelli, Angelic choirs Botticelli, Ascent to Avaricious Botticelli, Ascent to Slothful Botticelli, Ascent to wrathful Botticelli, Casella Botticelli, Creation of angels Botticelli, Dream of Eagle Botticelli, Excommunicates Botticelli, Passage through flames Botticelli, Penance of Gluttons Botticelli, Pride punished

Doré, Gustave

Doré, Angel of Peace Doré, Arrival of souls Doré, Ascent of stairs Doré. Cross Doré, Door of Purgatory

Flaxman, John

Flaxman, Angel of Church Flaxman, Angel of mercy Flaxman, Angel of Peace Flaxman, Angels Flaxman, Angels and serpent Flaxman, Angels praise Trinity Flaxman, Angels' sun Flaxman, Arrival of saved Flaxman, Beatrice Flaxman, Bonconte Flaxman, Celestial helmsman

Giovanni di Paolo

Yates Thompson 36, Angels

Vellutello, Alessandro (commissioner)

Vellutello, Angelic hierarchy Vellutello, Ring of blessed souls