Fallen angels

 Fallen angels Fallen angels are outcasted angels which aren't in Gods grace anymore. You may find them in the Bible in the Old Testament and the New Testament in some Books, for example Isaiah 14, 12-15; Ezekiel 28,11-19; Luke 10,18. The most known fallen angel probably is Lucifer, but he isn't alone. The Book of Revelations tells, that one third angels are fallen angels. In the 15th century the number of fallen angels were calculated. It should be 133.306.668. But Prophet Enoch tells there are 200.

The fallen watchers

The name Watcher, or Grigori, means 'Those Who Watch', or 'Those Who Are Awake', or 'The Ones Who Never Sleep'.

The Old Testament does not mention the notion of the fallen angels whatsoever. The actual first reference to a fallen angel/s does not show up until the New Testament, specifically Revelation 12 -- 'And his tail (the dragon's or Satan's) drew the third part of the stars of Heaven (angels) and did cast them to Earth... and Satan, which deceived the whole world; he was cast out into the Earth and his angels were cast out with him.'

In the writings of Enoch 1, there seems to be about 200 that fell ( a very small number I would say), naming about 19 (spelling variations observed) and listing the most prominent among them.
In the Book of Enoch is mentioned that a group of angels lusted after mortal women. 'No-No' sin. There is a very brief excerpt about this group in Genesis 6:2-4 -- 'That the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose'

There is a group called the Watchers or Grigori. This is the group that this passage speaks of. They are said to look like human male, but taller/larger, they never slip and they are silent. In Jewish legend/lore it is said that there are good and evil watchers, the good watchers residing in the 5th Heaven, while the evil ones reside in the 3rd Heaven.

The mysterious eighth order of angels, the gentle Grigori were created by God to be Earthly shepherds of the first humans. The Grigori were both physically and spiritually gigantic, at least by the standards of the people who later wrote about them. They served early humanity as vast reservoirs of information concerning the finer points of civilization, and their selflessness was beyond compare. They were also called the Watchers, as it was their job to observe humanity, lending a helping hand when necessary but not interfering in the course of human development.

In the Book Of Enoch, it describes that God had sent a legion of angels to earth in order to watch over and assist man during the beginning of civilization. These angels taught man sciences which were forbidden by God such as the magic in herbs, reading the stars, divination and sorcery. Enoch goes on to say: '...but they chose husbands and wives from among the humans and led greatly debauched lives, neglecting their heavenly duties...'

This angered God greatly and he banished the 'fallen'.

Sadly these angels were not suited to this job and instead of playing a positive role they began to teach man sciences that God had deemed to be forbidden.
These subjects included astrology, divination, herb craft and magic.
To compound this, they also began to lust after some of the women they were supposed to be guiding. In order to cohabitate with these women they even assumed physical forms. Although the church might argue that angels have no gender and therefore are unable to procreate anyway, the following excerpt from Genesis 6:4, points out that 'the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them'. The resulting half-breeds were named as the Nephilim.

This kind of bad angelic behavior could not be tolerated and as a result the Grigori were taken from their posts and imprisoned in a layer of heaven. Although they appealed to Enoch to speak on their behalf to God, they remained bound for 70 generations. As for the Nephilim, it has been suggested that one of the main reasons for the great flood, was not only to punish man, but to cleanse the earth of the half-bred creatures created from the union of fallen spirit and flesh.

Among the Strega the Watchers are called the Grigori. Originally there were 4 royal stars or Lords and they were called the Watchers. Each of these Lords ruled over one of the 4 cardinal points...North, South, East, West.

North - Formalhaut - who marked Winter Solstice
South - Regulus - who marked Summer Solstice
East - Aldebaran - who marked the Vernal Equinox
West - Antares - who marked Autumn Equinox

In the Strega Mythos, the Watchers were Gods who guarded the Heavens and Earth. Over time the Greeks made them Gods of the 4 winds, and the Christians made them creatures of the Air. In Stregheria we call the elements from the altar. The Grigori are of a 'higher' realm and guard the portals to the gods.

In 'A Dictionary of Angels' by Gustav Davidson, the good Watchers are portrayed as a high order of Angels, (Archangels), also known as Grigori or Irin.

Chief of the Good Grigori are Archangels: Uriel, Raphael, Raguel, Michael, Zerachiel, Gabriel, and Remiel

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