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Facts about the Archangel Ariel

Materials are comparatively limited about the Archangel Ariel, unlike the Michael, Gabriel and Raphael from the Scriptures. Ariel’s barely mentioned at all in modern day Bible translations, but the angel’s name maybe encountered in various sources. They include blogs, an angel dictionary, lores and legends, tracts on magic, literary and other types of books, Ariel’s name consistently shows up, called upon and discussed by believers on angels. They include the following:

1) Eileen Smith , a certified paranormal investigator, writes about Ariel’s virtues being: courage, focus, healing, awakening. Ariel is in charge of: earth, air, crystals, animals, manifesting, the nature realms, and all things earthly.

2) a fairly recent interesting blog on an encounter with Archangel Ariel (that may be confused by some with Archangel Uriel) may be read with some skepticism. Yet the blogger, Rabbi Shai ( click to read the blog here:) writes from an area of his expertise, including angels. Ariel came and showed up to him one night being sent by the Lord during one of Rabbi Shai’s utterly lonely and lost periods in his life, when he prayed for God’s sign. The blog describes what happened next.

3) Remember, though, that among groups of Jewish mystics, “Ariel” has been used as the poetic name of Jerusalem – which in the context of the blog cited earlier, could be interpreted as something other than the angel itself. As such, it’s also the name denoting, among others, a “man, a city, and an altar.” A check, however, on the book of Isaiah, purportedly in chapter 29, does not explicitly mention the archangel “Ariel’s” name.

4) For our purposes, Ariel the Archangel is also known for other names including “Arael, Ariael” – which all meant “lion(ess) of God.” As such, this angel’s lion(ess) stature helps in manifesting “anything we want in our lives,” and maybe called for assistance on needs related to “love, finances, creativity, and health.” A sign that [s]he is around you is when you see a “lion(ess)” or any of its derivative symbols showing up in your life.

5) You can call on Ariel for help concerning animals and their needs including those of your pets. See this blog page for more details. This angel also tends to help all other kinds of nature angels as well as sprites (mythical creatures, with fairy-like qualities).

6) Ariel’s name is considered to be a derivation and/or variation of “Haniel” (“chief of principalities, and the tallest angel in Heaven”). It’s even “set down in mathematical equation” as: Haniel = Anael = Anfiel = Aniyel = Anafiel = Onoel = Ariel = Simiel.

7) According to the “Testament of Solomon,” Ariel is among the seven archangels (listed as “Arael”). [S]He’s also among the seventy-two angels bearing the mystical name of God Shemhamphorae (following Cabalists’ lore).

8) Interestingly, “Ariel’s” mentioned among the Fallen Angels according to the Book of Revelation (see Chapter 12), after the rebel host – in the form of a huge red dragon with seven heads, with 10 horns, and a crown on each of his head – collected one-third of the angels in heaven. As such, Ariel was once “of the order of virtues.”

9) Cornelius Agrippa (German mystic, alchemist, lived 1486 to 1535) mentioned “Ariel” as being the “name of an angel, sometimes also of a demon, and of a city, whence called Ariopolis, where the idol is worshipped.”

10) Ariel’s also mentioned in many sources as one of the angels assisting Archangel Raphael in curing diseases.

11) In Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” Ariel is cast as a sprite. Milton considers Ariel as a rebel angel, overcome by the seraph (singular for “seraphim,” or “fiery serpent”) Abdiel in the first day of fighting in Heaven.

12) While John Dee (lived 1527 to 1608), a mathematician and a royal astrologer in Queen Elizabeth’s time, says Ariel’s a company of “Anael and Uriel.” And lastly, Shelley (1792 to 1822, English Romantic poet) referred to himself as “Ariel,” who in turn was the subject of the biography “Ariel” by Andre Maurois (1885 to 1967, best known for his romantic, vivid style biographies).

Primary source (unless specifically mentioned in the article):
A Dictionary of Angels (including the fallen angels) by Gustav Davidson, copyright @ 1967 The Free Press – A Division of Macmillan, Inc. New York.