In the history of religions there is a theme that tends to arouse the curiosity of almost everyone: the Fallen Angels, better known as “demons” although this name would not be technically correct.
Where do they come from? Who were they? What are the most important? These and other questions are what we will try to answer.
What are fallen angels?
The Fallen Angels are actually one of the first angels that God created but who turned away from him and began to question him, which caused them to be banished from heaven and, many of them, sent to hell. These are known as Fallen Gods or Fallen Angels.
Certain religions, especially those prominent in the West, teach that fallen angels, once pure messengers from God, followed the Devil (or Satan) out of heaven and onto the earth in rebellion against the Creator.
In this sense, belief is also taught by those fallen angels now who rule the kingdom of the earth as evil. It is an important spiritual conflict, in large part, and with God’s heavenly holy angels fighting the fallen angels who are under the command of Satan (or Lucifer) - the devil.
We prefer a metaphysical view of fallen angels and what they can be in our lives. Let’s look at a few different interpretations to consider.
What is the source that speaks of the Fallen Angels?
Chester Beatty XII, 4th century Greek manuscript of the Book of Enoch
The main source for learning about the fallen angels is the ” Book of Enoch “, an ancient Jewish religious work, traditionally attributed to Enoch, Noah’s great-grandfather , which contains unique material on the origin of demons and giants , the explanation of why some angels fell from heaven, and even an explanation of why the Great Flood was morally necessary.
Studies have estimated that the oldest sections of the Book of Enoch, mainly the ” Book of the Watchers “, date from around 300 BC , and the last part, the ” Book of Parables “, from the 1st century BC.
Contrary to popular belief, the ” Book of Enoch ” is not part of the biblical canon used neither by Judaism nor by Catholicism in general, but only by the Orthodox Christian churches of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
However, most Christian denominations or traditions do accept that this book has some historical or theological interest .
It was found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and is written mainly in Ge`ez (the language of Ethiopia and hence it is accepted in that country), although it also contains fragments in Aramaic, Greek and Latin.
The origin of the Fallen Angels
At first, the Fallen Angels belonged to the celestial group that safeguarded the beginnings of humanity . They were created specifically by God to watch over man, and were given understanding and freedom.
These characteristics led many of these angels to start questioning their creator , moving away from him and committing different “sins” that led to God expelled them from heaven, banishing them to hell.
Most of the angels fell out of lust , but also out of vanity as their main motives.
Why did these angels fall?
Here there are two aspects depending on the source. On the one hand, we find the biblical ones like Lucifer ; but on the other we find the Book of Enoch, where we see that 200 angels fell in total, with Semyazza as the main leader , although not the only one, since there were 20 leaders in total. These are known as the ” Watchers .”
Archangel Michael drives out the rebellious angels. Illustration by Gustave Doré.
Also called Grigori , they were sent by God to Earth to watch over humanity, they fell in love with the daughters of men, and, after making a pact between them, they married and fathered children with them, knowing what their destiny would be.
His sons were the Nephilim mentioned in the bible, giant demigods, sons of angels and humans.
But it has not only been out of lust, even in the case of the Grigori or Watchers, many fell for teaching men the art of war and the creation of weapons , among other knowledge that created the imbalance among the first men. For this, it must be taken into account that each Grigori is associated with a different type of wisdom .
In Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy (1308–1320), fallen angels watch over the City of Dis, which encircles the lower circles of hell. The sinners in later circles of hell are those who willfully rebel against God, such as fallen angels or Christian heretics, as opposed to earlier rings where they are condemned for sins they simply could not resist.
Both obedient and fallen angels play a significant role in John Milton’s epic work Paradise Lost from the 17th century. They appear to be logical people because they have human-like personalities. Characters from both Christian and pagan mythology, including Moloch, Chemosh, Dagon, Belial, Beelzebub, and Satan himself, are referenced in the names of the fallen angels. In accordance with the canonical Christian story, Satan persuades other angels to live outside the dictates of God, after which they are expelled from heaven. The fallen angels in hell are where the epic poem begins. The earliest description of God in the book is provided by fallen angels, who characterise him as a dubious despot and attribute their own fall to him. The fallen angels, exiled from heaven, created their own empire in the depths of hell, with a capital city named Pandaemonium. In contrast to the majority of older Christian depictions of hell, it is the realm of the fallen angels rather than the place where God primarily torments the sinners. Even the fallen angels construct a palace and engage in music and open discussion. But without heavenly direction, the fallen angels themselves make hell a place of pain.
In many of Alfred de Vigny’s poetry, the concept of fallen angels is prominent. The kid of an angel and a mortal woman learns about the great deluge from the stars in Le Déluge (1823). But when he doesn’t show up, the water catches them. The 1824 novel Éloa tells the story of a female angel made from Jesus’ tears. She learns that a male angel has been exiled from heaven, and she tries to console him but ends herself in hell as a result.
List of Most Important Fallen Angels - Top 10 Fallen Angels
Lucifer - The First Fallen Angel
Representation of Satan by Gustave Doré for the epic poem “Paradise Lost”, by John Milton.
Did you know that Lucifer (yes, Satan) was an angel living right next to God? It’s true, he did. However, over time, Lucifer developed bad feelings like envy and greed inside him. Heaven does not allow such emotions. For this reason, Lucifer was banished from the kingdom of God. Thus the first “fallen angel” in the list of top ten fallen angels is Lucifer.
From then on Lucifer (The Devil or King of Hell) brought sin to earth. Consequently he became the leader of fallen angels expelled from the heavenly Kingdom of God. Besides the Devil, nine fallen angels have corrupted men’s lives in some way or another. In time, fallen angels are termed as demonic figures or demons.
Yekun - The Second Fallen Angel
God created Yekun among the first few angels. He is the second angel who fell from paradise and the first to follow Lucifer. He is responsible for persuading and misleading other angels from the path of Light.
Kesabel - The Third Fallen Angel
It was the second angel who followed Lucifer. Kesabel remains almost all the time in the form of a woman. Kesabel propagated sin by inducing seduction in men.
Gadreel - The Fourth Fallen Angel
God banished Gadreel from heaven. His sin was to teach about death and how to handle swords against others entities including angels.
Penemue - The Fifth Fallen Angel
Penemue placed the knowledge of reading and writing befor humans. In some sense his knowledge led men to lie and to turn the course of truth.
Abaddon - The Sixth Fallen Angel
Abaddon is the demon who has lost his place in heaven because he likes to destroy things. It is believed that Moses invoked Abbadon to devastate Egypt with a natural disaster. So, Abbadon is also known as the “destroyer.”
Azazel - The Seventh Fallen Angel
Azazel, depicted in black, refusing to prostrate himself before the newly created Adam. Illustration from the Arabic manuscript “Annals of al-Tabari”.
This demon introduced the art of weaponry to the world. This facilitated the production of swords, knives and armor. The art of weaponry has caused bloodshed and countless untimely deaths to occur. Azazel closely resembles the fallen angel Gadreel. They both know how to use deadly weapons.
Leviathan - The Eighth Fallen Angel
Leviathan is one of the worst demons. Known for pride and heresy, its fallen form is a combination of serpentine and dragon-like appearance.
Samyaza - The Ninth Fallen Angel
This fallen angel has lead thousands of demonic entities. He persuaded many angels to come to men’s land after women.
Kasyade - The Tenth Fallen Angel
Kasyade was the last significant angel to fall to hell from the Kingdom of God. Before the fall he was a teacher of astrology. After the fall this demon taught men the wicked strokes and strikes on embryos, demons, spirits, and souls. This deviated the natural harmony in the lives of humans and their position and importance before God.
List of 100+ Male And Female Fallen Angel Names Expelled From Heaven and into Darkness
- Abaddon - fallen angel of death whose name means “to destroy.”.
- Abezethibou - fallen angel of the Red Sea with single wing.
- Allocen - fallen angel who is a duke in hell.
- Amduscias - name of the fallen angel that appears as a unicorn.
- Amon - fallen angel who is a strong Marquis with more than 40 legions.
- Amy - name of a fallen angel who is president in hell.
- Andras - fallen angel Marquis and looks like a Raven.
- Andrealphus - fallen angel that can turn humans into birds.
- Andromalius - fallen angel who appears as a man holding a snake.
- Apollyon - fallen angel of death, just like Abaddon.
- Armaros - fallen angel who teaches “Enchantment resolution.”
- Asmoday - fallen angel king with three heads: a bull, a ram and a man.
- Asmodeus - one of the worst fallen angels, being an archdean.
- Astaroth - fallen angel who is a grand duke in hell.
- Azael - Bad and fallen Angel who cohabited with women.
- Azazel - fallen angel whose name means “God strengthens.”
- Azza - fallen angel whose name means “the strong.”
- Baal - fallen angel whose name means “the Lord.”
- Balam - fallen angel that looks like Asmoday with a snake’s tail.
- Balberith - fallen angel who is a great Pontiff in hell.
- Baraqijal - fallen angel who teaches astrology.
- Barbatos - fallen angel who is a great Count and Duke of hell.
- Bathin - pale horse Riding on fallen angel.
- Beelzebub - fallen angel known as the “prince of demons.”
- Behemoth - fallen angel who is the “demon from the depths.”
- Beleth - fallen angel who is a terrible king with more than 85 legions.
- Belial - deceptively beautiful fallen angel whose name means “worthless.”
- Belphegor - fallen angel whose name means “lord of the open.”
- Berith - fallen angel
- Bernael - fallen angel from darkness and evil.
- Bifrons - fallen angel who looks monstrous and teaches mathematical arts.
- Botis - fallen angel that appears as a viper.
- Buer - fallen angel who teaches philosophy, logic, and ethics.
- Bune - fallen angel that appears as a dragon with three heads.
- Cain - fallen angel who appears as a thrush or man with a sword.
- Dantanian - fallen angel who appears as a man with many faces.
- Decarabia - fallen angel that appears as a star in a pentagram.
- Eligor - fallen angel who appears as a good knight with a bid.
- Enepsigos - fallen angel who appears in the form of a woman.
- Flauros - fallen angel that appears as a leopard.
- Focalor - fallen angel who appears as a man with Griffin wings.
- Forcas - fallen angel who teaches logic and ethics.
- Forneus - fallen angel Marquis who appears as a sea monster.
- Furcas - fallen angel who appears as a cruel man with a long beard.
- Furfur - fallen angel that appears as a hart with a burning tail.
- Gaap - fallen angel who appears as a man with bat wings.
- Gadreel - fallen angel whose name means “God is my helper.”
- Gamygyn - fallen angel that appears as a small horse.
- Glasyalabolas - fallen angel who appears as a small horse.
- Gomory - fallen angel who appears as a woman of beauty riding camels.
- Gusion - fallen angel who can discern the past, present, or future.
- Hagenti - fallen angel who appears as a bull with Gryphon wings.
- Halpas - fallen angel that appears as a stork.
- Imamiah - fallen angel who governs travel.
- Ipos - fallen angel who appears as an angel with the head of a lion.
- Kokabiel - fallen angel whose name means “star of God.”
- Kunopegos - fallen angel that appears as a seahorse and sinks ships.
- Lahash - fallen angel that interferes with the Divine will.
- Lerajie - fallen angel who appears as an Archer in green.
- Leviathon - fallen angel associated with the deep seas.
- Lillith - fallen female angel looking for children to kidnap or kill.
- Lix Tetrax - angel fallen from the wind.
- Lucifer - actually, a Babylonian king whose name means “light bearer.”
- Malpas - fallen angel that appears as a crow.
- Marbas - fallen angel who appears as a lion.
- Marchosias - fallen angel that appears as a wolf with Griffin wings.
- Mastema - fallen angel whose name means “hostility”. “
- Mephistopheles - fallen angel; name means “one who does not love the light.”
- Morax - fallen angel that appears as a bull.
- Naamah - angel fallen from prostitution whose name means “pleasant.”
- Naberius - fallen angel that appears as a rooster crowing.
- Obyzouth - fallen female angel that kills newborns and causes stillbirths.
- Onoskelis - female fallen angel who lives in caves and perverts men.
- Orias - fallen angel who appears as a lion with a snake’s tail.
- Ornias - fallen angel that is irritating and can change shape.
- Orobas - fallen angel that appears as a horse.
- Ose - fallen angel who appears as a leopard and is a president in hell.
- Paimon - fallen angel who appears as a man crowned on a camel.
- Penemuel - fallen angel that corrupts humanity through writing.
- Pharzuph - fallen angel of fornication and lust.
- Phoenix - fallen angel that appears as a Phoenix bird.
- Procel - fallen angel who can talk about hidden and secret things.
- Purah - fallen angel from oblivion and the conjuration of the dead.
- Purson - fallen angel who appears as a lion-headed man in a bear.
- Qemuel - fallen angel that was destroyed by God.
- Rahab - fallen angel of pride whose name means “violence.”
- Raum - fallen angel that appears as a crow.
- Ronobe - fallen angel who is a monster that teaches rhetoric and art.
- Ruax - headache fallen angel.
- Sabnack - fallen angel who appears as a soldier with a lion’s head.
- Saleos - fallen angel who appears as a soldier on a crocodile.
- Samael - fallen angel of evil whose name means “the blind god.”
- Satan - fallen Christian angel whose name means “adversary.”
- Seere - fallen angel who appears as a man on a winged horse.
- Semyaza - fallen angel leader and one of the children of God.
- Shax - fallen angel that appears as a stork; money thief.
- Soles - fallen angel who appears as a crow and teaches Astronomy.
- Sorath - fallen angel for some whose number is 666.
- Sytry - fallen angel; appears as a man with Griffin wings and a leopard head.
- Uzza - fallen angel whose name means “strength.”
- Valac - fallen angel who appears as a small boy with wings on a dragon.
- Valefor - fallen angel that appears as a lion with many heads.
- Vapula - fallen angel who is skilled in crafts, science and philosophy.
- Vassago - fallen angel who discovers all things lost or hidden.
- Vepar - angel that appears as a mermaid.
- Vine - angel and appears as a lion sitting on a black horse.
- Vual - angel that appears as a huge camel.
- Wormwood - angel that brings plagues to Earth.
- Xaphan - angel who fires hellfire.
- Zagan - an angel who can transform things; it looks like a bull with wings.
- Zepar - angel that makes women love men.
List Of Other Important Fallen Angels
- Agniel: This fallen Angel was the one who taught men the use of roots and herbs .
- Akibeel: he was the fallen Angel responsible for teaching men the symbols of the Kabbalah , a religious text that analyzes the origins of the world.
- Araziel: His name means “light of God” and he taught magic and witchcraft to humanity
- Daniel or Danel: His name means “God has judged”, he is the 7th of the 20 leaders of the Watchers and responsible for teaching humans solar symbology .
- Baraqiel or Baraqel: His name means “lightning of God.” He is the 9th Watcher and was responsible for teaching astrology to humanity.
- Asael: His name means “made by God” and he was the 10th leader of the Fallen Angels.
- Armaros (Amaros): Its meaning is “cursed”, it is the 11th Watchman and the one who taught humanity to make and solve enchantments .
- Batariel: His name means “valley of God” and he is the 12th Guardian of the Grigori.
- Bezaliel (Bassasael): His name means “shadow of God” and he is the 13th leader of the Fallen Angels.
- Ananiel: His name means “rain from God” and he was the 14th leader of the Fallen Angels.
- Zaqiel: His name means “purity of God” and he was the 15th leader of the Fallen Angels.
- Sathariel: His name means “dawn of God” and he was the 17th leader of the Fallen Angels and before being banished, he represented the concealment of God, who hid the face of mercy .
- Turiel: His name means “rock of God” and he is the 18th leader of the Fallen Angels.
- Yomiel: His name means “day of God” and he was the 19th leader of the Fallen Angels mentioned in the “Book of Enoch”.
- Chazaqiel (Ezequeel or Cambriel): His name means “cloud of God” and he taught men meteorology .
- Kokabel ( Kokabiel, Kakabel, Kabaiel, Kochab ): His name means “star of God”, and he taught men astronomy and the name of the constellations .
- Penemue ( Penemuel ): he was the one who taught men to lie .
- Sariel ( Suriel ): His name means “prince of God”, and he was the one who taught humanity about the courses of the moon and the lunar calendar .
- Urakabarameel: He is one of the most important Fallen Angels, leader of the Watchers and follower of Semyazza.
List of the 20 leaders of the Fallen Angels