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Fabriel - an angel serving in the 4th heaven.

Faith - one of the 3 theological virtues (with hope and charity) depicted as angels by 15th-century Florentine masters.

Fakr-Ed-Din - (“poor one of faith”) one of the 7 archangels in Yezidic religion. He is invoked in prayer.

Fallen angels - the notion of fallen angels is not found in the Old testament. In books like Job, the God-appointed adversary is ha-satan (meaning “the adversary” and the title of an office, not the designation or name of an angel). The possible exceptions are I Chronicles 21 and II Samuel 24, where Satan seems to emerge as a distinct personality and is identified by name; but scholars are inclined to believe that in these 2 instances the definite article was inadvertently omitted in translation and that the original read “the satan,” i.e. “the adversary.” In the new testament, specifically in Revelation 12, the notion of a fallen angel and of fallen angels is spelt out: “And his (the dragon’s or Satan’s) tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven (angels) and did cast them to earth… and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the earth and his angels were cast out with him.” Enoch I claims that 200 fell, naming about 19 (allowing for variant spellings and repetitions) and listing “chiefs of ten,” the most prominent among them being Semyaza, Azazel, Sariel, Rumiel, Danjal, Turel, Kokabel. In Ginzberg, the Legends of the Jews I the chiefs are given as:
Shemhazai (Semyaza), Armaros, Barakel, Kawkabel (Kokabel), Ezekeel, Arakiel, Samsaweel, Seriel. William Auvergne, bishop of Paris, in his De Universo, held that, of the 9 orders of angels that were created, a “10th part fell,”some from each order, and that in their fallen state they retained their relative rank. According to Cardinal Bishop of Tusculum, reaffirmed by Alphonso de Spina, the one-third that fell totaled 133,306,668, those that remained loyal 266,613,336. As opposed to the contention that angels fell from each of the 9 orders, an opinion backed by papal authority holds that only the angels of the 10th order fell. The question is, which of the 9 orders is the 10th. See Moore’s The Loves of the Angels.
In this book, Moore quotes Tertullian to the effect that all the chief luxuries of female adornment and enticement - “the necklaces, armlets, rouge, and the black powder for the eyelashes” are to be traced to the researches and discoveries of the fallen angels.
After the apostate angels fell, “the rest were confirmed in the perseverance of eternal beatitude,” as Isidor of Seville assures us in his Sententiae - although Bible references to God’s finding his angels (long after the Fall) untrustworthy point to a contrary conclusion.
The cause of Satan’s downfall has commonly been attributed to the sin and pride or of ambition (“by that sin fell the angels”). Another explanation sometimes offered with regard to the origin of fallen angels goes back to Genesis 6, where the sons of God (angels)
“saw the daughters of men … and took them as wives” from among them. Enoch saw 7 great stars like burning mountains which (so Enoch’s guide told him) were being punished because they failed to rise at the appointed time. In other early writings, fallen angels were said to be shooting stars. Aquinas identified the fallen angels with demons. In most sources, the leader of the apostates is Satan, but in apocryphal writings the leader has also been called: Mastema, Beliar (Beliel), Azazel, Belzebub, Sammael, etc. In Mohammedan lore he is Iblis. In Levi 3 the fallen angels are “imprisoned in the 2nd heaven.” Enoch II, also speaks of the fallen angels in the 2nd heaven as “prisoners suspended (there), reserved for (and) awaiting the eternal judgment.” “In most Jewish literature,” says Caird in Principalities and Powers, “it was on account of mankind that the angels fell,” and cites the Apocalypse of Baruch which goes so far as to say that it was “the physical nature of man which not only became a danger to his won soul, but resulted in the fall of the angels.” According to legend the rebel angels fell for 9 days.

Famiel - a Friday angel of the air. Famiel serves in the 3rd heaven and is invoked from the south.

Fanuel (Phanuel) - one of the 4 angels of the presence, as noted in Ezra IV, where Fanuel is said to be “Uriel under another aspect.”
See Phanuel where he is equated with Raguel, Ramiel, the Shepherd of Hermes, etc.

Farris - a governing angel of the 2nd hour of the night.

Farun Faro Vakshur - in ancient Persian theogony, the protecting angel of mankind. Metatron in Judaeo-Christian occult lore, where he is often referred to as the “sustainer of mankind.”

Farvardin - angel of March (in ancient Persian lore).
Farvardin also governed the 19th day of each month. He is called “one of the cherubim.”

Favashi (Pravashi, Farohars, Ferouers, Fervers, Farchers) - in Zoroastrianism... the celestial prototype of all created beings, the guardian angels of believers. They possessed a dual character or nature: angels on the one hand and, on the other, beings with human qualities, attributes, and thoughts. They were the fravardin of the Zend-Avesta, “female genii dwelling in all things and protectors of mankind.” In Jacob Wassermann’s novel Dr. Kerkhoven, the favashi are defined as “part of the human soul yet independent of the body…
not destructible like the conscience and the mind… neither are they assigned to one and the same body, provided it belongs to the pure.”

Feluth - (Silat)

Female angels - in Jewish occult lore, female angels are rare (the Shekinah is one). In gnostic lore there is, pre-eminently, Pistis Sophia (“faith, knowledge”), a great female aeon or archon, or angel.
In Arabic legend, female angels are not uncommon and were often objects of worship or veneration; they were often called benad hasche, that is, daughters of God They are considered to be under Shekinah (the female aspect of God) as the male angels are under God. The concept of female angels was a much older one, dating back to the times when God was believed to have two halves...
The male form and his female counterpart. (causing the eventual female/male design in nature)... Many stories of Shekinah as a female form of God are found farther back in Jewish lore, and of course in any of the Chaldean, Egyptian, Ethiopic, Asian...etc. While many concepts of female angels have left western culture, (but for art). Many of those ideas are still alive in the eastern religions such as the ahuras and benad hasche. (see female angels)

Ferchers - (Favashi)

Fiery angel - (angel of fire)

Fifth heaven, The (5th Heaven) - the empyrean, seat of God and the angels - according to Ptolemy. Here “crouch the gigantic fallen angels in silent and everlasting despair,” says Graves in Hebrew Myths. These were the Grigori, who were in the “northern” regions. Elsewhere in the 5th heaven, whither a spirit carried him, the prophet Zephaniah beheld:
“angels that are called lords, and each of the angels had a crown upon his head as well as a throne shining 7 times brighter than the light of the sun” - quoted by Clement of Alexandria from the lost Apocalypse of Zephaniah. The prince guardian of the 5th heaven is Shatqiel. In Islamic lore, the 5th heaven is the “seat of Aaron and the avenging angel.”

fire-speaking angel - (Hasmal)

First heaven, The (1st Heaven) - in Islamic lore, the abode of the stars, “each with its angel warder.” It is also the abode of Adam and Eve.

Five angels who lead the souls of men to judgment - Arakiel, Remiel, Uriel, Samiel, Aziel. See angels at the end of the world.

Flaef - in the cabala, an angelic luminary concerned with human sexuality.

Flame of the whirling swords - a term applied to the cherubim who guarded Eden.

Flames - an order of angels, “one of the classes in Talmud and Targum,” says Voltaire in his “of Angels, Genii, and Devils.” Chief of the order is Melha who, in Buddhist theogony is identified with the Judeo-Christian angel Michael. (Cf. chashmallim, the “scintillating flames” in Ezekiel.)

Flaming angel, The - (angel of fire)

Flauros - (Huaras)

Focalor (Forcalor, Furcalor) - before he fell, Focalor was an angel of the order of thrones. This “fact” was “proved after infinite research,” reports Spence in An Encyclopaedia of Occultism. Focalor is a mighty duke in the infernal regions and commands 30 legions of demonic spirits. His special office or mission is to sink ships of war and slay men. After 1,000 years (or 1,500 years) he “hopes to return to the 7th heaven,” as he confided to Solomon. When invoked, Focalor manifests as a man with the wings of a griffin. Focalor is an anagram for Rofocale. For Focalor’s sigil see Waite, The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts.

Forcalor - (Focalor)

Forcas (Foras, Forras, Furcas, Fourcas) - in occult lore it is not indicated what rank Forcas once held in the angelic hierarchy,
or to what order he belonged; but he is a fallen angel; in hell he is a renowned president or duke; and here he devotes his time to teaching rhetoric, logic, and mathematics. He can render people invisible; he knows also how to restore lost property. De Plancy, Dictionaire Infernal, calls Forcas a chevalier of the infernal kingdom, with 29 legions of demons to do his bidding.His sigil is shown in Waite, The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. A Louis Breton engraving of Forcas is reproduced in Seligmann, the History of Magic.

Forces - in the view of John of Damascus, forces constitute an angelic order sometimes identified as powers, sometimes as virtues or authorities. John of Damascus places forces 3rd in the 2nd triad of the 9 choirs. Their special duty is or was to govern earthly affairs.

Forerunner angel, The - (John the Baptist; Metatron; Shekinah)

Forfax (Morax, Marax) - in Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, a great earl and president of the underworld in command of 36 legions of spirits; he gives skill in astronomy and liberal arts. He is also called Foraii (by Weirus). Manifests in the form of a heifer. His sign is reproduced in Shah, The Secret Love of Magic.

Forneus - before he fell, Forneus was of the order of thrones and partly also of the order of angels. In the underworld he is a great marquis, with 29 legions of infernal spirits ready to carry out his commands.In addition to teaching art, rhetoric and all languages, he causes men to be loved by their enemies. The sigil of Forneus is shown in Waite, The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. It is said that, when he is invoked Forneus manifests in the form of a sea monster.

Fortitude - one of the cardinal virtues, depicted by the 15th-century Florentine masters as an angel.

Four angels - revelation 7 speaks of the 4 angels “standing on the 4 corners of the earth, holding the 4 winds of the earth.” The angels are not named.

Four Angels of the East (4 angels of the east) - in the Clavicula Salomonis, the 4 angels of the east are Urzla, Zlar, Larzod, and Arzal. They are “benevolent and glorious angels” and are invoked “so that the invocant may partake of some of the secret wisdom of the Creator.”

Four Archangels (4 archangels) - as listed in Enoch I, the 4 archangels are Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Phanuel. In the Universal Standard Encyclopedia the 4 are given as Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Suriel (the last name being equated with Raphael.) According to Arabic traditional lore, the 4 are: Gabriel, angel of revelation; Michael, who fights the battle of faith; Azrael, angel of death; and Israfel, who will sound the trumpet at the Resurrection.

Fourcas - (Forcas)

Four spirits of heaven (4 spirits) - angels in the guise of black, white, grizzled and bay horses “which go forth from standing before the lord of all the earth.” The horses, harnessed to chariots, were shown to the Old Testament prophet by an angel (unnamed). In rabbinic lore, Zechariah, 300 years before Daniel, had already graded angels according to rank, but did not name them. It is said, further, that Zechariah drew his inspiration for the “seven eyes of the lord” from the Parsee archangels, the amesha spentas.

Fourth angel, The (4th angel) - John, in Revelation 8, speaks of the 4th angel as one of the 7 angels of wrath who sound trumpets. When the trumpet of the 4th angel is sounded, a 3rd part of the sun is smitten, and a 3rd part of the moon, and a 3rd part of the stars.

Fourth heaven, The (4th Heaven) - the abode of Shamshiel, Sapiel, Zagzagel, and Michael. According to Talmud Hagiga 12, it contained the heavenly Jerusalem, the temple, and the altar. Here, too, dwelt Sandalphon, angel of tears. It was in the 4th heaven that Mohammed encountered Enoch.

Fowl of heaven - (angels of service)

Fraciel - a Tuesday angel of the 5th heaven, invoked from the north.

Framoch - in Waite, The Lemegeton, an angel of the 7th hour of the night, under Mandrion.

Francis, St. (Rhamiel; see also St. Francis)

Fravardin (Favashi)

Fravashi (Favashi)

Fremiel - in de Abano, the Heptameron and Waite, the Lemegeton, an angel of the 4th hour of the night, serving under Jefischa.

Friagne - in occult texts generally, a Tuesday angel serving in the 5th heaven and invoked from the east.

Fromezin - an angel of the 2nd hour of the night under the command of Farris.

Fromzon - an angel of the 3rd hour of the night, serving under Sarquamich.

Fuleriel - angel of the 6th hour of the night, serving under Zaazonash

Furiel - an angel of the 3rd hour of the day, serving under Veguaniel

Furlac (Phorlakh) - in occult science, an angel of the earth.

Furmiel - an angel of the 11th hour of the day, serving under Bariel

Fustiel - an angel of the 5th hour of the day, serving under Sazquiel

Futiniel - an angel of the 5th hour of the day, serving under Sazquiel.

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