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An angel is a supernatural being found in many religions. In Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism, angels, as custodians or guardians to humans, typically act as messengers of God.

Angelology is a branch of theology dealing with a hierarchical system of angels, messengers, the celestial powers or fumes, and the study of these systems. It primarily relates to Kabbalistic Judaism and Christianity, which is one of ten major branches of theology.

Some researchers believe that secular Judeo-Christianity owes a great debt to Zoroastrianism with regard to the introduction of angelology and demonology, and the fallen angel Satan as the ultimate agent of evil, comparing him to an evil spirit Ahriman. As Iranian Avestan and Vedic traditions and also other branches of the Indo-European mythologies show, the notion of demons had existed long before.



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