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The Virtue Haniel, engraving by Crispijn van de Passe, circa 1575. Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid.

Haniel (Hebrew: חַנִּיאֵל, Ḥannīʾēl, "God is my grace"; Coptic: ⲁⲛⲁⲛⲓⲏⲗ Ananiēl;[1] Arabic: عنيائيل, 'Anya'il), also known as Hananel, 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.[2] Haniel is generally associated with the planet Venus, and is the archangel of the sephirah Netzach. The name Haniel derives from the Hebrew Ḥēn (חֵן), meaning "grace, favour, charm"[3] (qualities associated with Venus) + the suffix -ʾĒl, "God". It is equivalent to the Phoenician name "Hannibal." Haniel is one of the archangels encrypted in the Sigillum Dei Aemeth of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelly.

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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