Abdiel had learned a great many things from Lucifer before his fall, such as the meaning of loyalty and what it means to be a seraph. However, treachery was not of them. When he returned to claim the throne of the Heavens once more, Abdiel was the first to stand in his path. She was determined to remind him of lessons he appeared to have forgotten, for it was how she intended to repay the favor for guiding her.
Abdiel (Hebrew "Servant of God") is a biblical name which has been used as the name for a number of fictional characters and as a given name for several notable people. The seraph Abdiel is a fictional character appearing in Milton's epic poem in blank verse Paradise Lost (1667). Abdiel denounces Satan after hearing him incite revolt among the angels, and abandons Lucifer to bring the news of his defection to God. However, when he arrives, he finds that preparations are already underway for battle. In the ensuing fight, Abdiel smites Satan, Ariel, Ramiel, and Arioch, presumably among others.
A seraph (pl. seraphs or seraphim) is a type of celestial or heavenly being in Judaism and Christianity. Literally "burning ones", the word seraph is normally a synonym for serpents when used in the Hebrew Bible; in Christianity they are described as fiery six-winged beings.
Artwork by Chin Jing Hui.