Duteous Seraph Abdiel


Abdiel the seraph's affections were split between the gods and Lucifer, who had personally instructed her. Once he began the great rebellion, Abdiel was conflicted. Should she obey her former masters or side with her former mentor? In the end, she found herself unable to betray her divine command and aided in the exile of the fallen archangel. Yet anxiety over whether or not she had made the correct decision still plagued her.


Name originEdit

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.

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Artwork by Chin Jing Hui.

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