Abaddon

"Apollyon" redirects here. For other uses, see Apollyon (disambiguation).

This article is about the Hebrew word. For other uses, see Abaddon (disambiguation).

Apollyon battling Christian in John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress. The Hebrew term Abaddon (Hebrew: אֲבַדּוֹן‎, 'Ǎḇaddōn), and its Greek equivalent Apollyon (Greek: Ἀπολλύων, Apollyon), appear in the Bible as a place of destruction and an angel, respectively. In the Hebrew Bible, abaddon is used with reference to a bottomless pit, often appearing alongside the place שאול (sheol), meaning the land of the dead. In the New Testament Book of Revelation, an angel called Abaddon is written as the king of an army of locusts; his name is first transcribed in Greek (Revelation 9:11 – "whose name in Hebrew Abaddon" (Ἀβαδδὼν)), and then translated ("which in Greek means the Destroyer" (Ἀπολλύων, Apollyon)). The Latin Vulgate, as well as the Douay Rheims Bible, has an additional note (not present in the Greek text), "in Latin Exterminans", exterminans being the Latin word for "destroyer".

 

Abathar Muzania

Abathar Muzania is an angelic being mentioned in the literature of the Mandaeans. He is described as having the responsibility of weighing the souls of the deceased to determine their worthiness, using a set of scales to do so. He is also described as being the angel of the North Star.

 

Adriel

 Adriel, flock of God, the son of Barzillai, the Meholathite, to whom Saul gave in marriage his daughter Merab (1 Sam. 18:19). The five sons that sprang from this union were put to death by the Gibeonites (2 Sam. 21:8, 9. Here it is said that Michal "brought up" [R.V., "bare"] these five sons, either that she treated them as if she had been their own mother, or that for "Michal" we should read "Merab", as in 1 Sam. 18:19).

 In 2 Samuel 21:8 it states that Michal daughter of Saul had 5 sons with Adriel son of Barzillai. However in some translations instead of Michal, it says Merab. Merab was the older daughter of Saul initially promised to David, but was instead given as wife to Adriel the Meholathite. Due to that later discrepancy that states Michal as the husband of Adriel instead of Merab as first said in 1st Samuel, many scholars believe this to be an ancient copyist error that should have read Merab in 2nd Samuel 21:8

 Angra Mainyu

Angra Mainyu (also: Aŋra Mainiiu) is the Avestan-language name of Zoroastrianism's hypostasis of the "destructive spirit." The Middle Persian equivalent is Ahriman.

Ambriel

Ambriel is the name of an angel. Some believe that an angel presides over each sign of the zodiac, and Ambriel is associated with the sun sign of Gemini and the month of May.
Catholicism regards an angel as a pure spirit created by God and this angel inspires clear communication and is also considered to be an angel of general protection.
Ambriel is referred to in the Magickal Calendar. Planetanum Sigilla, from Harl.

Amesha Spenta


Amesha Spenta  (Aməša Spənta) is an Avestan language term for a class of divine entities in Zoroastrianism, and literally means "Bounteous Immortal" (in reverse word order) Later middle Persian variations of the term include Amešāspand and the specifically Zoroastrian Mahrāspand and Amahrāspand. In the Armenian mythology, her name appears as Sandaramet (Armenian: Սանդարամետ).

 

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