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I know that most of my family believes that my brother is lost and beyond reprieve. But I refuse to believe so. I may be the youngest of my siblings but I'm still the archangel of wisdom for a reason. I shine my Father's light into darkness and confusion. That's why I can't give up on Lucifer. And I could care less what others would say to me for daring to have faith in the Devil. Because at the end of the day he's still my big brother and I love him so. We'll be a family again.
~ Uriel

Uriel is known as the Archangel of Wisdom. She shines the light of God’s truth into the darkness of confusion. Uriel is also listed as one of the four main archangels, the other three being Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael while also being the youngest of the siblings.

Overview

Among the four archangels, she is the last to be created and thus making her the youngest of her siblings. Despite being the youngest, however, Uriel possesses great wisdom and is regarded as one of the most mature and reasonable among the archangels.

People sometimes ask for Uriel’s help to: seek God’s will before making decisions, come up with fresh creative ideas, learn new information, solve problems, resolve conflicts, let go of destructive emotions such as anxiety and anger that can prevent them from discerning wisdom, and recognize dangerous situations so they can try to avoid them.

Although she is never mentioned by name in any of the widely accepted holy scriptures, her name also means "Flame of God" for her depiction of holding a flaming sword, although that depiction is usually attributed to Michael, as her main weapon is a bow and arrow. She is said to carry the stars in the sky, and on the final day of judgement, she will oversee the resurrection and retribution of human souls. According to the Apocrypha, Uriel was the guardian to the gates of the Garden of Eden.

History

Genesis

Uriel was created as the last of the five main archangels by God and Asherah in order to combat the Ogdru Jahad created by Azathoth, the Shadow of God. As each of the five archangels were unique in terms of their power so was Uriel but this was especially prominent as she could wield the power of Vril more effectively than her own siblings. Using the flames of God, Uriel would help turn the ties against the Ogdru Jahad during the ensuing battle.

Uriel's flames would extinguish the darkness that attempted to encompass the infant universe. And upon defeating most of the Ogdru Jahad, God personally chained Azathoth as the Great Beast fell into a deep slumber with the archangels casting the Ogdru Jahad into the Outerverse. However, Uriel and her siblings noticed that the Ogdru Jahad spawned children known as the Ogdru Hem and were then tasked by Asherah to find them and destroy them, later receiving aid from the deities of mythology.

Time in Heaven

Uriel was present during the creation of Heaven and all that resides within the universe. During which she, alongside her siblings, would help in stablizing the fundamental forces that began to emerge throughout existence in order to have it properly running and would craft celestial bodies alongside Lucifer particuarly ones with a more fiery aspect such as suns. Uriel was the one that carved the path to Heaven by lighting a specific set of divine suns. Whereas Lucifer would create the suns, Uriel would provide these suns with the flames of Heaven as a way to create a path towards Heaven for wayward souls, as such the suns would in a sense be like torches.

Despite being the youngest of her siblings, Uriel was more or less the most mature out all of them with the exception of Michael of course. Back then, however, she was a bit more high-spirited and energetic which bounced off rather well with some of her siblings, especially Lucifer as the two have bonded quite closely. Uriel would tend to the warmth of the fires that coursed throughout Paradise and would keep watch over certain angels that were under her wing. These angels would be akin to her students and ones that were specifically chosen to tend to the flames of Heaven and God.

War in Heaven

Uriel saw the development of mankind and was one of many to prostrate before these new creations, all except for Samael and Lucifer, who did not bother to show. Seeing how Samael was antagonistic towards the humans for their inevitble savagery and cruelty, Uriel was among those who watched Michael cast Samael down from the holy Mountain of God.

Uriel was one of the many participants in the War in Heaven, however, much like her siblings she was disturbed and heartbroken upon hearing the news that Lucifer was the cause of the uprising. Nevertheless, she steeled herself and prepared to fight off any of the rebel angels that came near the abode of her father even if these rebel angels were once her siblings as well.

Uriel first fought against a hivemind of angels that would come to be known as Legion. These rebel angels would attack the opposing angels by converging upon them and then devouring their wings and essence in order to strengthen their numbers. They attempted to reach the Crystal Spire like a swarm of starving locusts only to be destroyed by Uriel with a single attack and had their corpses thrown out of Heaven alongside the rest of the rebel angels. After they were defeated alongside Lucifer, Beelzebub, and Samael, Uriel found and apprehended Belphegor, bringing him before God who then punished him alongside the rebels for not choosing sides.

Fall of Man

Uriel witnessed the creation of God's latest achievement in the form of Adam and Eve. Sometime later, Uriel would spend the majority of her time on the sun that was nearest to Heaven, contemplating the events that have transpired. It was hinted by Gabriel that Uriel fell into a depressive episode from witnessing the horrors that occurred within Heaven in regards to the civil war as well as her beloved brother's fall from grace. As such, she alienated herself from the others for a time.

Uriel was then notified by Adam and Eve's defiance against God when they ate the Forbidden Fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. She saw that the angel Gadreel, who was supposed to be guarding one of the gates to Eden, failed in his task in preventing the serpent from entering the Garden. He not only allowed the Devil to enter but also Lilith herself. Gadreel was relieved of his duties as the gate guardian with that position being instead transferred to Uriel herself who became the new guardian of the Garden of Eden and was given her signature Flaming Sword. Uriel is shown to be as cruel as any demon when enforcing repentance. She is also supposed to be one of the angels that buried Abel in Eden.

Imprisoning the Watchers

The Book of the Watchers as a whole tells us that Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel were present before God to testify on behalf of humankind. They saw the spread of corruption, evil, and sin from the actions of the Grigori, a host of angels that were tasked to watch over the development of humanity but never interfere, who end up lusting after the mortal women and conceived powerful but monstrous children known as the Nephilim. Uriel is responsible for warning Noah about the upcoming great flood.

Biblical Accounts

The role of Uriel in Christian apocryphal traditions is different from answering Ezra's questions. She is said to have rescued John the Baptist from the Massacre of the Innocents (the murder of all boys under the age of two in the area of Bethlehem) as a child and reunited him and his mother Saint Elizabeth with John's cousin, Jesus.

Personality

Despite being the youngest of the archangels, Uriel is regarded as one of the more mature next to Michael. She is the more reasonable of the angels aside from Gabriel and is said to be a bit of a perfectionist. She shows a surprising amount of humanly personality traits, though while often really calm and contended, she will have her moments of sass and annoyance given that she also has many responsibilities with the most prominent being guarding Eden. According to Immanuel, Uriel is the "funniest" in the archangel garrison, something that John Constantine himself bemused. She is also the wisest of the archangels.

Uriel, unlike most of her brethren, deeply cares for her fallen brother Lucifer. While the other archangels, barring Gabriel, have seen that Lucifer is beyond saving, Uriel still believes that there is still a glimmer of good within him and that he is simply consumed by rage and hatred, and that he must be shown the love and acceptance he once adored and cherished by his family. Uriel would even go so far as to provide nourishment for the fallen angel during his imprisonment. Lucifer himself displayed numerous times, greater affection towards Uriel than others.

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