Fallen angels, one of my absolute favourite subjects. And now I am not going to claim I am right, it is just a theory, more precisely MY theory.
The fangirl in my really wants fallen angels to be these semi naked fellas, strutting about angsting, with wings. Which is all good. But the more rational side of me has another theory. So if God created man in his image, then there is no way of knowing if the angels are too. Maybe they appear as men (and women) so a human mind can even comprehend it’s being at all, without going crazy. I mean for all we know, they could have 200 eyes and tentacles, right?
I am not a religious person by far, but for the sake of story telling, I’m all for it. And I don’t give a piss about the merciful God. No, I like the angry, vengeful God from the old testament. Why should he be merciful? Why shouldn’t he test his subjects faith, just like any other king would? And by subjects I mean the angels as well.
According to the book of Enoch, God created 200 (which is not an awful lot) of angels called the Grigori, the watchers. They were supposed to descend upon earth and guide the men and women here. But something went wrong, the Grigori wanted more, they lusted for a life on earth, they wanted wives and children, they wanted to be men. And so they took human shape (The Grigori was without form before that) And one might argue that an angel who is supposedly un-gendered would know how a man looks like under his loincloth, but apparently they got it just right.
Genesis 6:4 “the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them”. The resulting half-breeds were named as the Nephilim.
They also taught men obscure and forbidden things like astronomy, magic and herb medicine. And we all know what happened to the first one who did stuff that God didn’t approve of, right? Right. So God was mighty pissed. He pulled them from their stations on earth, took them from their wives and children, and imprisoned them in heaven for something like 70 generations. But he left the Nephilim behind with their human mothers. I have read more than one theory about the great flood (yanno Noah and all that) was not just to punish man, but also to cleanse the world of the Nephilim, God’s unwanted side product.
Now I think of the Grigori as some sort of fallen angels, and i like the story about them. And yes I know there are other theories out there, but I don’t care, I like my own. Which leads me to the fallen angel, Lucifer the morning star.
The cute version is that Lucifer loved by God the most, battled alongside his brethren to please their sire. But Lucifer was a rebel, and soon he got a mind of his own (And God doesn’t appreciate people who thinks outside the box) And in doing so he became too haughty and demanded his freedom from God’s slavery. This caused God to cast the heartbroken Lucifer from heaven, into his own pit of misery where the once bright star became a black hole of hate and venom, which spilled unto the earth, and forever since he has both loved and hated his father and brothers, battling them from dominion of God’s creation out of spite.
Now it is a good theory. I just happen to like another one better. And if you read the Bible you will find passages about how Lucifer excelled in pride and knowledge, not chastity or honour. And how he longed to sit on God’s throne, and apparently was rather vocal about it too. This pissed off God, and he kicked him from heaven, and honestly had God been a human king, he would have decapitated the fucker and put him on wheels outside the city gates, so there!
Ezekiel 28:16 “I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones”
And here is where it gets interesting. I have read some theories that Satan and Lucifer is indeed two different entities, see the Bible says that Lucifer is cast from heaven, and falls to the pits, and takes it upon himself to reign there. And then it also says that Samael (Satan) descended into hell, he doesn’t fall. And i sorta like that literal translation, that they are two different people, that Samael are sent from God to keep an eye on Lucifer, but as Lucifer is the corrupter, he corrupts Samael, and he turns out much, much worse than anyone could have imagined. And so in other terms, Samael is Lucifer’s henchman. Throughout the Bible, Lucifer never stops being mentioned as the fallen cherub, where as Samael is the guardian of the 5th and 6th level of heaven, where the fallen angels wait for judgement day in complete darkness (in one of those levels at least, can’t remember which) And he does pass freely between those levels, earth and hell. And it would also make sense that Samael could get into Eden to tempt Eve, if God was okay with him being there, because he still thought that he had him on the payroll.
Also if you look at Binsfeldt’s classification of the seven deadly sins, he lists them as two separate beings.
Ops I got sidetracked there. So who are the fallen angels? Well besides the Grigori and Lucifer, I suppose it is those angels who chose to follow Lucifer, because there was a lot who did. Like Azrael, Asatoth, Belzebub, Belial.. and all the other buds.. And lo and behold! Wormwood! The fallen angel who brings plagues upon the Earth. xD Gotta love that. I actually knew that already, and you can find a list of some of the names here at this site, I am warning you though, the rest is rubbish! Something about fallen angels being lost souls or some shit, but the list of names is neat, and you can use that for writing.
So do I think they are strutting about on earth in a loincloth being deep and tormented? Not really, but does it make for a good story? Absolutely!
Way I see it there is more chance that fallen angels are as ugly on the inside as on the outside, and honestly if we look at this rationally, (if you can even say that when it comes to Religion) then there cannot be any greater sorrow for a soul to bear, than to lose the love of God, and if you are an angel, I suppose it must be worse. And as we sorta talked about before, God is just not the most forgiving parent of them all, and he frowns upon rebellion. So with no heavenly love, no light, and no chance of being forgiven? it would surprise me that any fallen angel would survive, and if they do, they would have to be raving lunatics, right? So in my head, they are skittish, pale, sickly creatures hiding from the light because they want nothing to do with it, they don’t belong there anymore. Distorted and insane. Maybe they would even despise each other, not wanting to be reminded of what they are. And some would maybe even shine again, like black diamonds transforming into dark chaotic fury, having found another call, aiding their brother on his mission to sit upon the throne of God. (I don’t think that Lucifer would give up that dream, just because he was shown the door) After all he did wage war on heaven for a very VERY long time.
If you have a theory I’d love to hear it. And yeah i am writing all this because I am writing a story about it. xD I just promised myself I’d use this journal for the nerdy part of what inspired me to write stuff. Oh and the subject line is a quote from Paradise Lost about Lucifer.