What’s Your Angel Name?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

There are traditionally nine kinds of angels: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Principalities, Virtues, Archangels and just regular Angels. However, this is in the Christian tradition, so the Jewish and Islamic traditions can vary a little and of course, angels often appear in multiple sources in which they are listed differently. For example, Uriel is a seraph and a cherub in some of his stories and a "mere" archangel in other tales.

Angels of different types and levels perform different divine functions. Their personalities also inform what sphere of human or angelic activity they patronize, from the arts to the sciences to war to all manner of other pursuits. Then, of course, we get to the one-third of the heavenly host who walked out when God's beloved Lucifer, the Morning Star himself, stirred up a rebellion against the divine rule; they are still originally angels, but they're now also devils, playing a different role within the divine plan.

All this means that, whatever your personality, there's an angel who might be a great inspiration for you. If you love to work hard and you get plenty of recognition, but you don't see yourself as the ultimate leader, you're a Michael. If you're just into getting things done without any attention at all, you might be the record-keeper Pravuil. Tell us a little about you, and we'll figure out just what name will be inscribed for you in the angelic pantheon!

Could you throw someone into Hell?

If you thought God was being unreasonable, what would you do about it?

What is your area of angelic patronage?

Which sin do you dislike most?

Which human civilization would suit you best?

What divine job sounds like a fit for you?

Do you know how to wield a sword, whether fiery or not?

Have you ever been expelled from a school?

What would you like a human to say when they see you?

What sort of miracle would be your calling card?

What industry do you belong to in the real world?

How often do you mislay your keys?

When the heavenly host fight the denizens of hell, where would you be?

What's your involvement in the Ten Plagues?

How do you feel about your current name recognition?

Do you have plenty of nicknames?

Be honest: Do you think you'd have seen the Fall coming before it happened?

What item do you always have on you?

You have an hour to kill, so you pick up some reading material. What is it?

How often are you punctual?

How high-ranked an angel would you like to be?

When would be a good feast day for you?

Would you be a "prince of the presence" (that is, an angel capable of entering the presence of God)?

In your angelic form, what would you say to God if you could speak to Him?

How do you feel about the Almighty's benevolence toward humanity?

What part of the world do you like best?

What's the biggest mistake you ever made?

Which book — Biblical or otherwise — featuring angels do you particularly like?

Which ancient empire really rubs you the wrong way?

Which heavenly body would you like to patronize?

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