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An Ophanim (Art by Lord-Giovanni)

Yes, I know I said the Ophanim and the Thrones are the same, and they are, kinda. They are both in the same classification but of different ranking, overseeing the eliminating the evil in different groups. Whereas the Thrones eliminating the presence of dangerous enemies that can potentially harm Heaven and God's creations, the Ophanim are specifically created to eliminate those who might disturb God's presence.
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Ophanims, also known as Thrones, are a choir of celestial beings in Abrahamic pantheon. They are described in the Book of Enoch as with the Cherubim and Seraphim as never sleeping, they are known for their wisdom.

Overview

They never sleep, because they are constantly busy guarding God's throne in Heaven. Ophanim are commonly called Thrones (and sometimes "wheels").

Their names are having the meaning of "wheel", as such they are described as having their spirits encased inside wheels that moved along with them wherever they went. The Ophanim's wheels are covered with eyes, which symbolize their constant awareness of what is occurring around them and how well those activities align with God's will.

Ophanim angels are constantly reflecting on God's will so that they can understand and follow it wisely. The Ophanim explain God's will to other beings that the Creator has made (humans included) to help all develop greater wisdom.

Known Ophanims

  • Phanuel
  • Astaroth (Fallen)
  • Forneus (Fallen)
  • Raum (Fallen)
  • Bael (Fallen)
  • Murmur (Fallen)
  • Verrine (Fallen)
  • Gressil (Fallen)
  • Soneillon (Fallen)

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Trivia

  • Ophanim is a name of Hebrew origin (ōphannīm), meaning "wheels" or "spheres". They are mentioned in the Book of Enoch as angels who guard the throne of God.
    • In addition to Ophanim, they are also referred to as Thrones in Christianity. Thrones comes from the word thronos, which means "Elders" or "Ancients".
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