Guardian Angels

The idea of guardian angels has always been a popular one, and there’s probably a time in everyone’s life when they stop and think somebody must be watching over them…or at least a time when they hope that somebody is.

Although the idea of a guardian angel close by has an extremely personal feel to it for many of us, it’s actually a universal notion, and it’s been around for thousands of years. Also, if you look back through some of the world’s most prominent religions, there’s plenty to suggest that we each have one after all.

The belief in guardian angels has always led to more questions, such as how involved in our choices and lives are they? Are they the spirits of loved ones or are they assigned to us at birth? And can we contact them for help at will? Of course we can’t answer any of these for sure, but there’s plenty to suggest that they exist, no matter what your faith.

What is a Guardian Angel?

Traditionally, a guardian angel is believed to be a spirit or angel dedicated to watching over us. Angels are generally accepted as having individual roles, and the idea of an angel for every human being is a common one. Whether there is one angel for every one of us, or more than one person under the watch of each guardian angel is open to question, but angels are capable of being in more than once place at any time.

If each of us lives out our lives under the watchful gaze of a guardian angel, many of us assume that they intervene in times of danger, steering us from harm. Others believe that they can only guide us in the right direction, whilst some religions such as Islam see them as an observer on our shoulder, noting our behaviour.

Guardian Angels and Religion

Many believe that there’s no light without darkness on its edges, and there’s a widespread belief that for every guardian angel there’s also a personal demon, working against their efforts to protect us and trying to lead us astray. Either way, there isn’t a major religion today that hasn’t got the notion of guardian angels woven through its history.

The Catholic events calendar includes The Feast of the Guardian Angels on 2 October, started by the pope in 1608 as a way of recognising their protection. Angels are hugely influential in Judaism, and are seen as messengers of God. It is believed that every mitzvah creates an angel to shield and protect, so in this case they are created by the person rather than sent.

A Step Further

Whilst most of us either believe there is a guardian angel looking over us or not, there are occasional examples of those who have experienced their angel far more solidly than a feeling.

Christian mystics are amongst those who have reported speaking to and seeing their guardian angels over the centuries, and whole works of literature have been attributed to guardian angels said to have delivered the ideas to their writers.

No matter what your beliefs, there isn’t a major incident, war or crisis throughout history that hasn’t produced survivors with stories of vanishing helpers, guiding hands and sudden impulses that saved their lives…

A Glossary of Guardian Angels

Adnachiel
Agathodaemon
Agbas
Agkagdiel
Agromiel
Alamaqanael
Albim
Alcin
Alimiel
Almon
Amamael
Amatliel
Ambriel
Amilfaton
Amra’il
Amtiel
Amwak’il
Ananiel
Anauel
Aniel
Anpiel
Araphiel
Arasbarasbiel
Arioc
Arvial
Asmodei
Atrugiel
Atsaftsaf
Atufiel
Avagbag
Avial
Avriel
Azfiel
Azra’il
Bachliel
Bahaliel
Baktamael
Barchiel
Bazathiel
Bazkiel
Baztiel
Beli
Bezaliel
Bezrial
Bifiel
Cathetel
Dahariel
Dahaviel
Dargitael
Darkiel
Deharhiel
Deheborym
Delafield
Dirael
Domiel
Donel
Doremiel
Dormiel
Drial
Druiel
Dubbiel
Durba’il
Egion
Egrimiel
El El
Elemiah
Elim
Farun Faro Vakshur
Gader
Ga’ga
Gaghiel
Galmon
Gambriel
Garfial
Gathtiel
Geal
Geburathiel
Gedudial
Gehatsita
Gehegiel
Gehirael
Gehoriel
Gehuel
Gergot
Geroskesufael
Gmial
Gonael
Gorfiniel
Grial
Guardian Angels of Adam and Eve
Guardian Angel of France
Guardian Angel of Heaven and Earth
Gvurtial
Hadasdagedoy
Hadraniel (Hadarniel, Hadariel, Hadriel)
Haduriel
Hagai
Hakem
Hamon
Hamwak’il
Harhaziel
Harta’il
Harviel
Herchel
Hilofatei and Hilofei
Hizkiel
Hukiel
Hula’il
Humiel
Iboriel
Idrael
Ifafi
Iofiel (Iophiel, Jophiel)
Isma’il
Itra’il
Iz’iel
Janiel
Javan
Jekusiel
Kadashiel
Kadkadael
Kadosh
Kalka’il
Karmiel
Karniel
Katzfiel
Kazviel
Kfial
Kharura’il
Kipod
Kisael
Korniel
Kzuial
Labarfiel
Lehavah
Lifton
Lobkir
Loel
Luma’il
Machkiel
Madagabiel
Mador
Maguth
Mahananel
Mahariel
Malashiel
Malchediel
Malik
Milkier (Malchiel)
Margiviel
Masim
Maskiel
Maspiel
Matafiel
Mataqiel
Mehiel
Mikail or Mikhael
Modiel
Mufgar
Mufliel
Muriel
Nachmiel
Nafriel
Nagrasagiel
Nahuriel
Nakriel
Nichbadiel
Nidbai
Nirgal (Nirgali)
Nohariel
Nudriel
Nukha’il and Nura’il
Ohazia
Ore’a
Oriockh (Ariukh)
Orion
Pachdiel
Pahadiel
Palalael
Paltriel
Panael
Paraqlitos (Paraclete)
Pariukh (Mariokh)
Parziel
Paisiel
Pasuy
Peliel
Pesak
Pruel
Qafsiel (Qaphsiel, Quaphsiel)
Qalbam
Qamiel
Qaniel
Rad’adel
Raftma’il
Rahaviel
Ramamel
Raquiel
Ratsitsiel
Ratzuziel
Ravadlediel
Raziel (Galizur, Ratziel)
Rezoziel (Retsutsiel)
Rid Wan
Rifion
Rudiel
Rumiel
Ruya’il
Safriel
Sahiviel
Sakniel
Salem
Sangariel
Sarafsion
Sarahiel
Sarakika’il
Sarhma’il
Savaliel
Savsa
Savuriel
Sedim
Sefriel
Sehibiel
Selith
Setphael
Shadfiel
Shahariel
Shalhevita
Shamriel
Sharka’il
Shastaniel
Shavzriel
Shedu
Shekiniel
Shelemial
Sheviel
Shimshiel
Shinial
Shlomiel
Shoel
Shokad
Shriniel
Shtukial
Sikiel
Silmai
Sixth Heaven
Somcham
Striel
Tandal
Tankf’il
Tashriel
Techial
Tehoriel
Tiel
Tirtael
Todatamael
Tophiel
Tse’an
Tubunas
Tufiel
Turmiel
Tutrebial
Tutrbebial
Tutrachiel
Tzarmiel
Tzurel
Uvmiel
Uzbazbiel
Uziphiel
Verchiel
Vrihaspati
Yahala
Yahanaq Rabba
Yakriel
Yarashiel
Yonel
Zahabriel
Zanziel
Zevudiel
Zikekiel
Zortek
Zuriel


A to Z list of over Guardian Angels. Choose a letter below to explore this guide.

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