|“||Why should you be afraid of me? I'm just your- how did phrase it again? Oh right! Your "friendly, local astrology-obsessed nutjob", am I not?||„|
He is part of a group of rebel angels known as the Grigori. Considered as the 'angel of the stars', he is the fourth mentioned of the 20 Watcher leaders of the 200 fallen angels in the Book of Enoch. His name is generally translated as "star of God", which is fitting since it has been said that Kokabiel taught astrology to his associates.
He was originally an Watcher, but fell from Heaven due to leaving his post as a watchman to relate to the women of Earth and have children with them. It was also he who taught astronomy to human beings, including the Sumerians, considered the fathers of astronomy. Like his fellow Watchers, he was subdued by the Heavenly Host and imprisoned for his transgressions against God and Heaven.
In his angel form, he appears as an extraordinarily large humanoid, standing about 300 meters tall, being almost as large as the Empire State. It has no sexual limbs, indicating asexuality, and it also lacks a face, possessing six pitch-black wings across its body like seraphim.
As his name and title suggested, Kokabiel loves the stars and other celestial bodies in the sky. In the ancient days, he would teach people, both mortals, gods, and monsters alike about various subjects related to them, from the arts of using the movements of the stars to foretell the future, to how to use mathematics, physics, and chemistry to understand their origins and evolution. At first, the obtuse quality of Kokabiel’s information was seen as a form of higher wisdom, beyond the reach of their minds. As time went on, many thought him mad.
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According to the Book of Enoch, as well as the Book of The Angel Raziel, Kokabiel is a holy angel; in other apocryphal lore, however, he is generally considered to be fallen. Kokabiel is said to command an army of 365,000 spirits in the Underworld despite the fact that he was imprisoned alongside his fellow fallen Watchers.
|“||The fair and childlike Kokabiel saw things in the stars that his brother Watcher's did not. To him, he saw unknowable mysteries unfolding in the night sky. Men came to him, with hopes of divining some earthly meaning behind the movement of the heavenly bodies. Though he spoke with them often, it was difficult to take real information from his readings. The places and things that he described were in vivid detail, but failed to resemble the world in which they lived. At first, the obtuse quality of Kokabiel’s information was seen as a form of higher wisdom, beyond the reach of men’s minds. As time went on, many thought him mad.
Kokabiel longed to return to be among the stars again, forgoing all worldly concerns. As tragedy mounted around him, he did not see it, blinded by the glare of celestial light.
|“||The silent field of swaying grass waved at the ocean above
The giants march past us by the thousand
By the thousand thousand and many more
Infinite upon infinite
They don't look back
We stare on.
|“||Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We'll be counting stars
Yeah, we'll be counting stars
|“||Sorry for the comparison... But doesn't this guy look like he walked straight out of Evangelion?||„|
|— A Hunter upon seeing the angel form of Kokabiel.|
- Kokabiel's name translates to "star of God".
- Kokabiel is considered the 'angel of the stars' and is the fourth mentioned leader of the 20 Watcher leaders of the 200 fallen angels in the Book of Enoch, who taught astrology to his associates.