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Sariel

Sariel

Sariel (Aramaic: שריאל, Greek: Σαριηλ , "Prince of God" "God's Prince") is an angel, mainly from Judaic tradition. Other possible versions of her name are Suriel, Suriyel (in some Dead Sea Scrolls translations), Seriel, Sauriel, Surya, Saraqael, Sarakiel, Suruel, Surufel and Sourial.

Sariel is cited both as a holy angel and a fallen one. In occultism she is one of the 9 angels of the summer equinox and is effective as an amulet against the evil eye. She governs the zodiacal sign of the Ram (Aries). In addition, she teaches the course of the moon (which was regarded at one time as forbidden knowledge). [1] In the recently discovered Dead Sea scrolls, one of the books, The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, speaks of the angel Sariel as a name that appears on the shields of the "third Tower," the term Tower having the meaning of a fighting unit. There were 4 Towers in all.

Suriyel or Suriel was also an angel who, with Salathiel, brought Adam and Eve from the top of the high mountain (where Satan had lured them) to the cave of treasures—a Garden of Eden incident touched on in The Book of Adam and Eve.

Sariel is sometimes identified with Metatron. In 1 Enoch, there is a fallen Watcher named Säraquyael (Amharic: ሰራቁያል) and Säräqael (Amharic: ሰረቃኤል) one of the seven holy angels who is "of eternity and trembling", and differentiated from Uriel, although Sariel is identified as Uriel in T. Gaster, Dead Sea Scriptures. In Kabbalistic lore, she is one of seven angels of the earth. Origen identified Sariel as one of seven angels who are primordial powers. In Gnosticism, Sariel is invoked for her protective powers. She is commemorated in the calendar of the Coptic Orthodox Church on 27 Tubah. 4 month 23 day of the year.

  1. Glasson, Greek Influence in Jewish Eschatology
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