Angels form a significant part of Christmas legends. In Greek,
the word 'angel' means messengers. In the popular Christmas stories,
angels are the messengers of God, who played a prominent part in the
birth of Lord Jesus Christ.
They are personified as heavenly creatures
with a pair of wings and a halo. The wings symbolize immortality, virtue, peace,
love, cleanliness and innocence, while the halo is the symbol of their native to heaven.
Many fairy tales and bedtime stories are centered on them and their good deeds done
to humankind. Read on to know more about Christmas angels.
The history of Christmas angels finds its mention in the New Testament, according
to which, angels are categorized into nine ranks, Seraphim and Cherubim holding
the top ranks. Saint Michael, an archangel, is regarded as the head of all angels.
According to the legends, every human being has his/her own guardian angel,
which protects him/her from evil spirits. Angels were perceived as per the
Christian doctrine only around 1100-1200 AD. The heavenly creature plays a
significant role in Christianity.