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    Why do angels have wings?

    Post  Violet on Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:24 am

    Does anyone know or have any thoughts on this?



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    Re: Why do angels have wings?

    Post  psychoslice on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:38 am

    Yea Angels are depicted with having wings because the word Angel means messenger, its the swiftness of the message from heaven to the one who receives the message. Wings just represent swiftness nothing more, also most just like the thought of cuddly wings and in their minds believe there is such a thing. :angel:
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    Re: Why do angels have wings?

    Post  1antique on Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:14 am

    A common description sometimes given of angels is that they are "beings of light," which are sometimes described as "fearful to behold" due to their tall stature, purity, and sheer power. Some will also describe angels as having wings and maybe even halos. Yet, the western idea of wings and halos originated through ancient religions and mythology. Images of angels looking like human beings, but with wings, were an ancient idea that illustrated benevolant spirit beings as coming from a "higher place" or the "heavens." Wings were an easy way to convey the idea of angels crossing back and forth (or even up and down) from the spirit world to Earth and then back again. Many ancient gods were often depicted as birds or as having wings (think Egyptian, for example). By the fourth century (AD), angels were widely perceived as having wings within western cultures, while wings were virtually non-existent within the Eastern religions. Many ancient cultures had placed wings upon their deities, creatures and heroes, so it was natural for Christian artists to look to pagan cultures for inspiration. Christian artisans were inspired to add wings to angels by looking at Greek art. Muslim artists looked to Persian renderings as their inspiration for wings upon angels. During this same time, Christian painters also borrowed the idea of the halo from the Greeks and Romans who had used them prior. Today, most people with common sense can easily recognize that angels with wings and halos were an addition into religious art after much debate and eventual approval by the Roman Council of Nicaea after 325 AD.
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    Re: Why do angels have wings?

    Post  AngelTony on Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:21 pm

    Wow, Thanks 1antique, that was so cool!! I love it when we can find these facts and not just believe what was passed down, but even there, it is hopeful.

    I think most everyone is correct, but my love of physics says, on earth we are physical beings and have a spirit, but there is gravity, so we do not fly. As a spirit, gravity is gone, and then we CAN fly. In my dreams, I dream of flying all the time, so when I am a pure spirit....I relay want to fly, and I am going to do just that! I really am going to take to the stars...

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    Re: Why do angels have wings?

    Post  skye on Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:56 pm

    I think this whole idea is brought about through religion or by other means. Personally Violet, I don't believe angels do have wings. For what purpose would they be used for as they wouldn't need them much like they don't need a body form, imo of course!
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    Re: Why do angels have wings?

    Post  Violet on Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:55 pm

    Thanks for all your responses guys, they've all been interesting



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    Re: Why do angels have wings?

    Post  AngelTony on Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:35 pm

    Why did God invent Humor, or make eyes so wonderful looking, because they are cool!!! My wings will be awesome!!

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    Re: Why do angels have wings?

    Post  jasdir on Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:08 pm

    Violet wrote:Does anyone know or have any thoughts on this?
    Because, they do not have ground to Walk on..........hah,
    Angels are not the physical bodies, They are "not was" invisible powers,
    In the acient times, the spiritual masters, use to give the example of "Angels" with "Wings", because to educate peoples that they are, flying like: invisible powers,
    So, What do you think about Goddess "Earth" ? Yes! she is flying in the universe, But! where are the "Wings",
    Respect you Violet ji .
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    Re: Why do angels have wings?

    Post  sparkly on Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:24 pm

    [quote="1antique"]wings and maybe even halos. quote]
    i like the post 1A, but particularly the part i exracted.
    the angels i see were fearful to behold, when i firt saw them. i don't see wings on the males (never seen the females full frontal), though i had metatron visit me and he enfolded me in his robe or his wings i can't be sure. the halo, is i think, in artwork a depiction to convey the shining light from within, think about it how would you show thiss in a painting? however, it is true that a light can at times be seen to shine from thir faces, or their whole elf depending on the form they appear in. :ghug:

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