Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Angel Lore: part 5 by Toi Thomas #OurAuthorGang

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Today, in part 5, the finale, of my Angel Lore series, I’ll be sharing more angel knowledge with you from U – Z, as I complete my trek through the alphabet (see part ONE, part TWO, part THREE, and part FOUR). But first…

Do I believe in angels? Yes, I do.

I’ve come across many depictions of angelic encounters and find that they, or beings like them, have a place in almost every major religion and culture. Many even believe the existence of angels might be extraterrestrial. Who really knows? I simply enjoy the journey of finding out and learning about a concept that reaches across racial and religious lines. What can I say? I really like angels. That's why I write about them in my Eternal Curse Series.

On to the list…

Usiel (strength of God) is said to be a fallen angel who was among those that took human women as wives and brought about the Nephilim.

Valkyries (not for just blockbuster movies) are the horse-riding, sword-wielding angelic army of all female warriors presiding over the battlefield, deciding who lives or dies before carrying off the virtuous to Valhalla.

Angels weren’t always thought of or depicted with wings. It’s an idea that has gained and lost popularity many times in history but seems to be the standard now. Scholars attribute much of that to the association of the ‘soul’ with birds or winged entities.

I got nothing for ‘X’. If you know something, please share it with me. I’m always open to learning something new. The next is a two for one.

The Zoroastrian faith is a monotheistic religion derived from a previous Persian polytheism where the lesser gods became Yazatas (angels) in the new faith.

Well, that's all she wrote (as they say). I hope you enjoyed this exploration of angel lore and maybe even learned a few things. Please stick around this blog to see my next series all about music.

Be sure to check out my Eternal Curse Series.

Book 1:
Giovanni is a creature out of time. Mira is a doctor trying to classify him. Beauty and the Beast meet Jekyll and Hyde in this paranormal tale with romantic and biblical influences.

Book 2:
A tale for fathers, sons, and daughters, this epic saga touches the past and future. The story of Giovanni will bring you to tears as loss and duty blur the lines of hope for what is to come.

The Eternal Curse series was my first book and series I ever wrote and to know that someone liked it meant the world to me. It's currently unavailable pending a rewrite in order to align it with new developments in the 3rd installment. If you'd like to read the first two books and offer me your feedback, please consider joining my email list to receive a free digital copy. 

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