Angel of Death


Angel of Death

Angel of Death may refer to:

In religion:
* Death (personification), death personified as an angel in Abrahamic religion.
** Gabriel, an archangel.
** Malak Almawt, an Islamic angel of death.
** Michael, an archangel. He is viewed as the "good" Angel of Death (as opposed to Samael, the "evil" Angel of Death).
** Samael, an archangel (in Judaism). He is viewed as the "evil" Angel of Death (as opposed to Michael, the "good" Angel of Death).
** Sariel, thought by some to be another name of Azrael, in Judaism.

In fiction:
* "Angel of Death" (novel), a novel by Jack Higgins.
* "", a game in the "Broken Sword" series.
* Angel of Death (2010 Film),

In music:
* "Angel of Death" (song), a song by thrash metal band Slayer about Nazi physician Josef Mengele.
* "Angels of Death" (album), an album by Hawkwind.
** "Angels of Death", a song by Hawkwind from "Sonic Attack" and collected on "Angels of Death".
* "Angel of Death", a symphonic poem by George Chadwick.
* "Angel of Death", a song by Thin Lizzy from "Renegade.
* "Angel of Death", a song by Axxis.

In criminal psychology, it may refer to a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Health_care_professionals_convicted_of_murdering_patients specific type of serial killer, typically in healthcare] , who murders patients or persons otherwise perceived as ill or suffering. Examples:
* Kristen Gilbert, American nurse and convicted serial killer.
* Beverley Allitt, English nurse who murdered four child patients.

Among specific people:
* Josef Mengele, Nazi doctor.
* David Sheldon or The Angel of Death, professional wrestler.
* Louis de Saint-Just, French revolutionary.
* Alfredo Astiz or the "Blond Angel of Death", an Argentine military officer.
* Julie Cashman, Australian petty criminal, whose two lovers were killed in the course of her two prison escapes.

See also

*Death deity, gods and goddesses of death in polytheistic religions
*Death (disambiguation), for Angels of Death known simply as "Death"
*Angel (disambiguation)
*Grim Reaper (disambiguation)
*Abdul rahman Al Shoaibi - An incident involving the Saudi footballer


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  • ANGEL OF DEATH — (Heb. מַלְאַךְ הַמָּוֶת, malakh ha mavet). The polytheistic concept of a specific deity of death who is responsible for the origin and constant occurrence of death   on earth (cf. the Canaanite idea of the god Moth) was rejected by Jewish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Angel of Death — «Angel of Death» Сингл Slayer из альбома Reign in Blood …   Википедия

  • Angel Of Death — Album par Slayer Non disponible Sortie Octobre 1986 Durée 4:52 min. Genre(s) Thrash Metal Producteur(s) Rick Rubbin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Angel of death — Album par Slayer Non disponible Sortie Octobre 1986 Durée 4:52 min. Genre(s) Thrash Metal Producteur(s) Rick Rubbin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Angel of Death — Single par Slayer extrait de l’album Reign In Blood Non disponible Sortie Octobre 1986 Durée 4:52 min. Genre Thrash Metal Pro …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Angel of Death — ist: Ein Lied der Thrash Metal Band Slayer, siehe Angel of Death (Lied) Ein Spitzname von Joseph Mengele im englischsprachigen Raum Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Untersc …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Angel of Death II — Filmdaten Originaltitel Angel of Death II Produktionsland Deutschland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • angel of death — messenger of death, the Grim Reaper, angel appointed to take the souls of people; cruel person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Angel Of Death —    The nickname used by survivors of Auschwitz for Josef Mengele, the chief medical doctor at the death camp from 1943 to 1945. Mengele often showed kindness to his victims before dispatching them to their death.    See also Medical experiments …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • angel of death — noun a) Azrael. b) A personification of death …   Wiktionary


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