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A few unusual angels. (sources: x, x, x, source for fourth is unknown.) 

The first four aren’t that unusual; they line up pretty closely with the Biblical descriptions of cherubim and seraphim.

Ever wonder why most Bible stories with angels start out with the angel saying something to the effect of, “Okay, now don’t freak out…”?

IT’S BECAUSE THEY LOOK LIKE THAT.

and the fifth one is actually a Throne, which is technically an angel, but it’s the highest class of angels

Yep. Angels don’t look like humans with wings, folks. 

These are so fucking cool.

Reblogging this again because I remembered something. (Can someone with more knowledge of the Qu’ran than me confirm/deny?)

Basically, what I heard is this; when the angel Jibril first appeared to Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, the angel’s appearance freaked Muhammed out so bad that he hid under his cloak.

In other words, the angel was so terrifying to look at that it made a fully grown married man hide under a blanket.

ornamentedbeing:

Winged feminine figure. Bronze by sculptor Adolfo Apolloni 1904. Burial monument of the Calcagno family at the Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa - Italy.

Please note the first photo is © 2008 Carlo Natale.

The other photos are courtesy of European Cemeteries.

So I’ve been cleaning out my garage and came across a few books that had been put out there at least nine years ago and this is one of them that I find.  It’s a manga that I’d been looking for for years since I’d thought I’d lost it.  I’m so happy to find it, though I never see it on the shelves anymore.
What amuses me greatly though is that I never got to read it when I was younger since it went missing so fast.  Those books were put out there without me knowing because I would have flipped if I knew they’d been out there for so long.  And what amuses me so much is that it’s apparently a shonen-ai…I had no idea of that until today when I started reading it.  Honestly, how do I constantly find shonen-ai/yaoi when I’m not even looking for it?!
I mean, I love it so I don’t mind, but even when I’m trying to just pick something at random or am actually searching for something hetero, I always manage to get boy love *laughs*  And I was like…fourteen at the time, I’d hardly even gotten into the BL, much less looked for it *laughs more*
The artwork is beautiful and the story is lovely, so I highly recommend it, and it’s done by Blu, and they’re always reputable.

So I’ve been cleaning out my garage and came across a few books that had been put out there at least nine years ago and this is one of them that I find.  It’s a manga that I’d been looking for for years since I’d thought I’d lost it.  I’m so happy to find it, though I never see it on the shelves anymore.

What amuses me greatly though is that I never got to read it when I was younger since it went missing so fast.  Those books were put out there without me knowing because I would have flipped if I knew they’d been out there for so long.  And what amuses me so much is that it’s apparently a shonen-ai…I had no idea of that until today when I started reading it.  Honestly, how do I constantly find shonen-ai/yaoi when I’m not even looking for it?!

I mean, I love it so I don’t mind, but even when I’m trying to just pick something at random or am actually searching for something hetero, I always manage to get boy love *laughs*  And I was like…fourteen at the time, I’d hardly even gotten into the BL, much less looked for it *laughs more*

The artwork is beautiful and the story is lovely, so I highly recommend it, and it’s done by Blu, and they’re always reputable.