|“||There's beauty in everything and everyone. You just need to have enough patience and efforts to find them. Especially in cases such as yours.||„|
|— Jophiel to Damian Brigde.|
She was the Angel present in the Garden of Eden that helped expel Adam and Eve and later watched over Noah's sons. The Archangel of art and beauty, she is the patron of artists, helping with artistic projects, thinking beautiful thoughts, to see and appreciate beauty around all. Helping to create beauty at home and at work, Jophiel is the Archangel for interior decorators.
She illuminates the humans creative spark by giving them ideas and energy to carry out artistic ventures. She also helps the humans to see the beauty in all things, including other people.
As well as helping their creativity, Jophiel helps them to slow down and smell the roses. She will help if one's soul is sleeping and needs awakening and if they wish to awaken a deeper understanding of who they are and seeking a connection with the higher self, so that they may take their first steps along their spiritual pathway.
Jophiel is basically the angel who attempts to put great joy, appreciation, and happiness in all things. While she can be the archangel of beauty, she is also a formidably powerful angel and warrior. Her artistic design can also lead to numerous designs and functions of the weapons used by angels for offense as well as the armor for defense. Jophiel also has the ability to construct the weapons and armor to suit the needs and abilities that angels possess for their powers to function properly through their arsenal. However, due to Jophiel being the archangel of love and beauty, Jophiel is rarely seen fighting and is more of the non-fighting type similar to Aphrodite and Venus. Jophiel is mainly seen with her partner, the archangel of lightning and thunder, Barachiel.
Jophiel is an extremely beautiful angel with a form described as putting many beauty goddesses to shame, who is considered to be highly attractive by her fellow angels, with back-length strawberry-blonde hair and blue eyes. It is revealed that Jophiel's wings are what truly make her beauty, even more than her appearance and personality. Her wings are said to be a beautiful mixture of pink and red, symbolizing her as the angel of love and beauty.
Jophiel is a pacifist who is against using underhanded means like violence. Jophiel is a kind-hearted and altruistic person, and extends this side of her personality even to those of the lower class angels, unlike many other upper-class angels. She is also revealed to be Auriel's mentor, into spreading love and hope upon humanity, she supervise her studies during Auriel's training as the Archangel of Hope. Jophiel is rather humble and immodest as in spite of her great talents and beauty, she is not at all boastful about them but remains level-headed and speaks modestly to all her peers, even those in the lesser spheres.
Powers and Abilities
Similar to that of Lilith, Aphrodite, Venus and many other entities of love and fertility, Jophiel is more better at seduction and sexuality than fighting to the point that she absolutely hates violence and is more interested in things such as love, beauty, relationships, families and so forth.
- Archangel Physiology: Being one of God's True Archangels and also one of the greatest of the heavens, Jophiel is considered as an angelic being of divine power along with Camael. Her power is considered to be utterly fearsome as it's that which no angel, lesser than a seraph, could ever hope to overcome or even equal.
- Smiting: Jophiel can strike her targets with a far superior force/blow, usually resulting in a One Hit Kill against almost anything. When used by Jophiel, this ability has a angelic aspect imbued into it, dealing even more damage to unholy or evil enemies. The amount of power capability Jophiel can use with this ability is absolutely unlimited, merely preparing it can cause fear in her opponents.
- Love Empowerment: Jophiel becomes stronger, faster, more durable, etc. by love of oneself and others, possibly unlocking abilities related to the affinity and enhancing the existing powers.
- Absolute Beauty: Jophiel possesses the rarest type of beauty there is (pure infinite beauty), which is even higher up than supernatural beauty. No one, no matter how different her beauty standards may seem, cannot deny Jophiel's beauty as truly unfathomable as Jophiel possesses infinite beauty. Because of this, Jophiel can use people to get what they so desire.
- Absolute Charisma: Jophiel possesses the highest level of charm she can obtain in existence. Jophiel is able to sway any sentient being she comes across to completely agree with her on a biased argument or to join her cause. From groups to Races, feeble mortals to the most stagnant divinity of entities, they cannot simply say 'no' to Jophiel. The charisma Jophiel possesses is so high, that even beings with immense willpower give in to Jophiel's persuasiveness. Anything about Jophiel in personality, presence, as well as seductiveness is absolutely perfect. Jophiel's mere presence is enough to make heads turn in interest.
- Calming Presence: Jophiel has an overwhelmingly calming presence which induces powerful feelings of tranquility in others, allowing one to keep others calm and peaceful.
Myths and Legends
According to the pseudepigraphal Revelation of Moses, another name for Jophiel is Dina. Jophiel/Dina is described as an angel of the seventh heaven, a Cabalistic guardian of the Torah (and wisdom itself), who taught 70 languages to souls at the dawn of creation. The Zohar lists her as a Great Angel Chief in charge of 53 legions who superintend Torah-readings on the Sabbath. Jophiel is said to be a companion to the angel Metatron.
C.E. Clement, in her book Angels in Art, names Jophiel as the teacher of Ham, Japheth, and Shem. Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa and Thomas Rudd likewise name Jophiel as the teacher of Shem.
In Anglican and Episcopal traditions, Jophiel is recognized as an archangel. She is often depicted in iconography holding a flaming sword, such as the stained glasses at St Michael's Church in Brighton, St Peter and St John's Church in Kirkley, Holy Trinity Church in Coventry and a mural at St. John's Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
Jophiel is an Archangel of the Kabbalah (though some systems put Raziel in her place) and in several listings including that of the early medieval theologian Pseudo-Dionysus. The Calendarium Naturale Magicum Perpetuum lists Jophiel as the angel of the Sephira Chokhmah, as do the Key of Solomon variant "The Veritable Clavicles of Solomon," and the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, both latter works derived from the Calendarium. Agrippa attributes Jophiel to Saturn, while Paracelsus assigns her to Jupiter. Rudd attributes the Zodiac to Jophiel along with the Sephira Binah instead of Zaphkiel. Athanasius Kircher names Jophiel as Angelus pulchritudinis, "angel of beauty". According to Robert Ambelain, Jophiel is in charge of the Cherubim, particularly the Shemhamphorasch angels Haziel, Aladiah, Lauviah, Hahaiah, Iezalel, Mehahel, Hariel, and Hakamiah.
|“||The real beauty is not on the outside but on the inside of the person. The outer beauty is seen with the vision, the inner beauty is seen with the heart.||„|
|“||You see that angel in the picture there? That's Jophiel, the Jewel of Heaven whose job is to spread love and beauty throughout God's creation. It's because of her that your father's heart turned hard as stone. No one really know why. None of them share the story to anyone. But one thing is clear, there's bad blood between the two. It's because of that bad blood that she is now your biggest threat child. Beautiful and lovely she might be, but her beauty isn't going to stop her from cutting your head off the moment she discovers your existence.||„|
|— Titivillus to Matt Wright|
|“||Above the Seraphim is the Animal Saint Jophiel, The Beauty of God, who holds the keys of beauty and wisdom. (...) The Animal Saint Jophiel dominates four other Animals, each equipped with four wheels. The one to the east is called Haniel; the one to the north is called Quarsiel; to the south, Ezriel; to the West, Aniel. All sing praises and sanctify the Name of God so that the Spirit of Mercy may appear.||„|
|— Zohar, page 233.|