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Haniel (Hebrew: הניאל, "Joy of God" or Hebrew: חַנִּיאֵל, "Grace of God,"; Coptic: ⲁⲛⲁⲛⲓⲏⲗ; Arabic: عنيائيل, 'Anya'il), also known as Anael, Hanael or Aniel, is an angel in Jewish lore and angelology, and is often included in lists as being one of the seven archangels. Haniel is generally associated with the planet Venus, and is the archangel of the sephirah Netzach. The name Haniel probably derives from Hebrew hana'ah, "joy," "pleasure" (qualities associated with Venus) + the suffix -el, "God." Haniel is one of the archangels encrypted in the Sigillum Dei Aemeth of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelly.
Popular culture [ edit ]
- Haniel (as Anael) appears in the strategy RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor as a boss depending on which route the player takes. All of her appearances are made alongside Sariel. Although angels, they take on appearances typical of "grim reaper" visages.
- In the novel Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Will names his Seraph Blade Anael at one point.
- Supernatural character Anna Milton, a fallen angel appearing in the fourth and fifth seasons of the show, is thought by her actress (Julie McNiven) to actually be the series' interpretation of Anael. However in Season 13, the actual angel by the name of Anael became a recurring character (portrayed by Danneel Ackles).
- In the book series Kushiel's Legacy, one of the angels who fall from the One God's grace to follow Elua is Anael.
Gallery [ edit ]
Anael as the regent of the moon, Museo Soumaya Plaza Loreto, Mexico City.
Archangel Haniel, stained-glass window at the Main Protestant Chapel in Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Further reading [ edit ]
- Davidson, Gustav. A Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels. Free Press. ISBN 0-02-907052-X
- Dee, John. Five Books of Mystery. edt. Joseph H. Peterson. Weiser. ISBN 1-57863-178-5
References [ edit ]
- Davidson, Gustav. A Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels. Free Press. p. 134. ISBN 0-02-907052-X
- Knight, Nicholas (2010). Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 4. Titan Books. p. 142. ISBN 1-84856-738-3.
Aniel appears in the Zohar Chadash under the section Yitro, " And there are six thousand thousand opening gates, including the great appointee Aniel". ISBN 02-5370016.
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