Haniel

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For the moshav with the same name, see Haniel, Israel.

Haniel (Hebrew: הניאל, "Joy of God" or Hebrew: חַנִּיאֵל, "Grace of God"), 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, he is also 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 his appearances are made alongside Sariel. Despite being angels, they take on appearances typical of "grim reaper" visages and is a female.
  • Haniel supports Licht Wulfstan Schwarz as her partner in Daemon Bride. She appears as little girl wearing a dress while holding a stuffed bunny. She attacks her opponents with light and sound because of her voice. *Haniel takes rare male form in the fictional Saving Angels Series by Tiffany King. He is a mentor to a group of teens who were created by God to rid the world of evil.
  • In Clockwork Angel, Will dubs his Seprah Blade as Anael at one point.
  • In Supernatural, a human named Anna is speculated to be a fallen angel by the name of Anael.

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

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