'angel: orders of angels'
angelone of a class of spiritual beings attendant upon God. In medieval angelology they are divided by rank into nine orders: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations (or dominions), virtues, powers, principalities (or princedoms), archangels, and angelsarchangela principal angel, a member of the order ranking immediately above the angels in medieval angelology cherubimthe second order of angels, whose distinctive gift is knowledge, often represented as a winged child or winged head of a childdominations or dominionsthe fourth order of medieval angelology powersthe sixth of the nine orders into which the angels are traditionally divided in medieval angelologyprincipalities or princedomsthe seventh of the nine orders into which the angels are divided in medieval angelology seraphimthe highest order of angels in the celestial hierarchies, often depicted as the winged head of a childthronesthe third of the nine orders into which the angels are traditionally divided in medieval angelologyvirtuesthe fifth of the nine orders into which the angels are traditionally divided in medieval angelology ▷ See angel
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