I guess I was right about one thing?

Seraphs

Seraphim Angel
 

In Heaven I have six wings and four faces, one of which is a lion.

– Zachariah5.16 Dark Side of the Moon

Seraphs are a higher class of angel, above normal angels such as Uriel and JoshuaZachariahtells Dean and Sam Winchester that he has four faces and six wings in his true form, suggesting that he may be a Seraph.

Castiel also became a Seraph after God resurrected him from the dead when Lucifer killed him in 5.22 Swan Song. This is later confirmed when Castiel refers to himself as a Seraph in 8.05 Blood Brother.

Seraph Angels In Lore

A Seraph is a type of angel mentioned in both the Hebrew Bible and in the Christian ranks of angels Source.

 

 

“… I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and His train filled the Hekhal (sanctuary). Above Him stood the Seraphim; each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.”

– , Isaiah (6: 1-3)

The Seraphim make their first Christian appearance in the Book of Revelation iv. 6-8, where they are forever in God’s presence and praising Him constantly: “Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.'”

The Seraphim and the Cherubim are, in Christian theology, two separate types of angels. The descriptions of the Seraphim, Cherubim and Ophanim are often similar, but still distinguishable.

Seraph in Lore

In Judaic and Christian texts, Seraph are celestial beings, or angels in some traditions. Their name means “burning ones”.

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Had Castiel earn’t his new rank?

I so wanted to believe that Castiel was more than a bog standard boring angel. On the forum we were discussing arch-angels and Cas as a Seraph came up, so decided to give super-wiki a look to find out more. God had bought Cas back more than once and each time and in particular Swan Song his juices were stronger and more powerful. So I am relieved to think my nagging mind came through in the end. Cas later himself clarified the name in 8. o5 Blood Brother …. So what are we to learn about Cas now he’s more jucified and super powered up. Can poor Jimmy’s vessel if he’s still in there, be aware of Castiels new found power. But once he gets his grace back during season 9 will his power return to his older power? Can that amount of power be restored naturally, as it was before? Will Cas be affected once he gets his power back? God I think must have had a lot of respect for Cas to bring him back more powerful. There must have been a reason behind why he juiced Cas up and promoted him? Or was it so plain sailing? What had Cas done to earn his stripes? 

When we know what he’s done in the past?

Bella would love to no how you really feel about Cas, and the wrongs that he’s done during his time on earth? Do you feel he earn’t extra power, and status? How will Cas fair without his power now he’s human, will it make a big difference. Will the big man up stairs finally make an appearance knowing his angels have fallen and need his help. Will God finally show his true colours,  and put things right. Or will Cas be the one to hedge his bets and deliver his flock home safely. Type away …..

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6 thoughts on “I guess I was right about one thing?

  1. I have to admit that since the introduction of the Angel lore, I have actually read up on some of the Apocrypha. Book of Enoch deals heavily with Angel lore and has served as some inspiration for my writing. But there is also a point I would like to make about the God thing. Remember when Cas told Dean and Sam that God wasn’t on Heaven, but here on Earth? Well, when the Pope made himself infallible (and I am speaking in real life) that was one of the major points the Vatican had made as to why the Pope would be infallible. Just thought I would put that out there.
    That’s one point that the show has never mentioned the pope at all. You’ve made some interesting facts to think about. 😉 I was pleased that the show bought in the angels, as it really did need re-inventing at the time, and the angels really made this show complete. I think the mixture of demons and angels is a good one with plenty of scope to tell further stories. Wasn’t its Zachariah who said God wasn’t in the building during season 5 finale. So would this mean that we might not see Death reap God?

    I loved the Levi! I was a hard core conspiracy theorist a few years back and absolutely LOVED that they parallel the Levi with Monsanto and the short lived Frank! However, season 5 is still my absolute favorite to date. Never seen Deadwood? So, remember in “The Man Who Would Be King” episode? Cas says, “If there ever were a demon counterpart to Bobby, Ellsworth would be it.” That happens to be Jim Beaver’s character name on Deadwood. And they did shoot him in the same spot in the head; with NO warning either! I had the same reaction and ended up tweeting Jim on twitter about it! There was another reference to Deadwood in the episode “Frontier Land”. Yeah, I am a freaking Supernatural dork! lol
    No sorry not with you on the Levi, I thought they were uninspiring and lacked mustard for me. I so miss Frank and hope they bring him back, may be they deliberately left that door open 😉 For me its a close tie between 4/5 I can’t call it. Season 2 I think is my overall favorite. I also adore season 1 too. Season 3 had a lot going for it but lacked something for me. I don’t actually recall that line, mind you my memory these days isn’t what it was…. I never saw Deadwood either. So that’s probably why that comment never stuck with me. I love it that your a Supernatural dork 😉 I love how the show plugs other shows like Jared and Gilmore Girls’ and others which come to mind. Not many shows do this.

    Thanks for the comments,
    love Aunty B xxxxxxx

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  2. I began this torrid addiction to Supernatural for Dean and it has morphed into a huge fan girl crush on Cas…….just being honest! 🙂
    I love that your honest. I love both brothers. I tend to lean Sam’s way slightly. You may have noticed. Cas I have fallen in and out of love with. But am getting my mojo back for Cas. The show would feel very wired without him now. I am addicted too, hence starting this blog 😉

    I never thought of Castiel’s rank much until now. I think you are on the right track about God bringing him back time and again. There are theories out there (some of which have died out since the ending of season 5) that Cas is really God. I don’t think that, but because I do love my Angel of the Lord I wouldn’t mind it if it was true!
    Thanks, I have thought this for a long time. I did believe at one point too, that there was a strong possibility that he could be God. I would prefer Cas than Chuck, if I’m honest. I could never get my head around Chuck being God. I wouldn’t mind either if it were true too. 😉

    I am kinda at a 50/50 with the writers avoiding God in this show. At this point God really is an absent father, much like John Winchester. John hasn’t been seen at all either and like God in the Supernatural universe nobody knows where John is. I am NOT saying John is God lol I just saw that connection way back in season 6 or 5. But, I digress; in a way I am kinda glad that the writers have kept God out of it. Introducing God can be a double edged sword. It has the potential to piss off the wrong people and distract from the show itself. But, then again……it’s GOD for well god sakes! He is kinda important! So, unless this is going to be the last season (which I pray to Cas it isn’t) I have a feeling God will not be introduced. Should God be introduced I believe that will be what ends the show. I mean where do you go from there? I have faith in some of the writers of this show, but it is really hard to come up with material when you introduce the Creator.
    I as you say like the idea that he is an absent father. As would God approve of what his children are up to now. I think he would be shouting at them. I hope if they do introduce him that they live it up to the last ever episode. As nothing can really top Gods appearance, can it. I also was under the impression a long time ago that God could in fact be John Winchester but that was only a minor thought. I have a strong imagination 😉 I think your right if he appeared too early on it would distract viewers from the core of the show. I just felt that with the brothers being vessels for Michael and Lucifer, I felt Cas appeared more than he was too, and thought the God road. I also thought that the angels and cupid forced Mary and John together so they were important to the story also. With Mary’s name being Mary you know the path I’m on. It may never happen, but its okay to dream! I would so love JW to come back, and come back for a suitable reason. They made it happen in Smallville, hope they do here too.

    I am positively dying waiting for season 9! Especially, since I read that they were delving back into some Angel lore and more biblical plots! I love the hunting aspect of this show (the early seasons) but it is only natural once you have introduced Demons, Azazel that Angels and biblical characters would be introduced.
    Me too, usually its normally back by now, and another three weeks to sift through. I hope they do go this way, I do enjoy the mythology a lot more and is my favorite aspect. I didn’t know that about Azazel, I keep thinking his head is going to pop up too. It makes me wonder also where they can continue going with angels and demons as there are only so many stories that you can tell. A lot are bored with the angels now and many more with demons. If they find an interesting avenue to go down, then I am happy for them to use the angels and demons, but eventually it will feel over done. I miss a big bad, like Azazel, the Levi were crap so may be it is time for a change.

    I am DISAPPOINTED as HELL that they killed of Nephalim on the season 8 season finale! I had well over 100+ fan fiction that rested heavily on Nephalims! DAMN IT! I haven’t been that angry since they shot Bobby (same damn way they shot him dead in Deadwood I might add) Because, in Biblical lore Azazel was an Angel who was the first to father a Nephalim. For this transgression he was sent to hell. That would explain why Azazel featured so predominately in Supernatural with the “children”.
    Yes I think I am too. They appear to kill people of too literally these days, for what real affect. I don’t watch Deadwood never have. Yeap this reason would explain a lot about Azazel.

    Thanks for the comments,
    love Aunty B xxxxxxx

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    1. “I began this torrid addiction to Supernatural for Dean and it has morphed into a huge fan girl crush on Cas…….just being honest! 🙂 ”
      Im still a Dean!Girl but I love Cas and Sam as well. I loved Bobby too and hated when they killed him off. I actually cried when they killed off Ellen and Jo!

      Me too, I thought that ending was so heroic and the boys were lucky to have got away without a scratch. I also cried when Pam was killed too. And when Cas walked into the lake. I thought no what is Sera doing.

      Thanks for the comments,
      love Aunty B xxxxxxx

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  3. Cas is enigmatic. Just when you think you have it figured out, there is a twist. He parallels the boys’ story; absentee father, makes bad choices for good reasons, keeps secrets, goes on quest to find missing dad, makes deals with demon Crowley to save his species. Makes choices instead of following blindly. He serves as a reflection.
    That’s certainly Supernatural they love to through a spanner our way 😉 It is clever how they do flow everything in, and mirror other stories along side one another. But again, he’s just like Sam in that what he thinks are good choices they still hurt other people and turn out to be bad for their character. I just wish they would change tack just once. I want both Cas and Sam to do something right, and not be the ones who continue to make the wrong choice. If they don’t I think the characters are not learning and are not growing.

    Cas has also been used as comic relief to do or say something in his naive/innocence about humans that we chuckle. He also is a student for Dean to mentor and to share his fears about Sam. He is also someone who hurts Dean several times by keeping secrets, betraying his trust(echo of Sammy) and who still wants to make his “family” be at peace. He does give Dean time to talk Sam/Lucifer by risking his own existence in Swan Song. He does heal d and s when he can. He is most vulnerable when he realizes he has chosen incorrectly and deserves to do penance in Purgatory:Sam’s wall, Sam’s escape from the panic room, the Leviathans. He is a man/child who is learning how to manage emotions and actions and appears to be heading toward his adolescence and perhaps maturity level of understanding humans. The most humbling lesson he can have is to be human and see how hard human existence can be, how important friendships are, and how multi-dimensional we hairless apes are: why we are God’s favorites. He says in 8.05 he has become a Seraph which is a more potent angel- now he is human.
    That’s what I love about Cas his innocence and how he rebels, again like Sam. Yeap your favorite word again Symmetry… Sam’s wall and the panic room, were bad moves, and he didn’t try and put them right. And I think that’s where my love for Cas dipped in and out. It was a cruel thing to do, and then leave him in pain all that time, and for what just to keep the boys out of the way so they wouldn’t follow him. He didn’t think his actions through properly, and I still reckon Crowley was behind him pulling his strings. I get what you say about his emotions, and hadn’t thought of it this way before. I guess as we’ve talked about its all about the programming with angels and what their programming tells them to do. This will also be interesting in how he acts next season without that programming and not in communication with heaven. It will be really scary. I wouldn’t want to be an angel right now. I think Cas has grown used to humans since being with the boys, and I often wondered how long he had been watching over them. We no Mary said this but often wondered if Cas was in on getting to understand the boys and their world years before. Almost like God asked him to spy on them and watch their every move. Demons were looking in on Sam’s whole life. So could Cas have been? I think see how different Cas is without the heavenly powers will be a whole new ball game, and if written well could be amazing. I cannot begin to imagine what he will be going through and how like us they will actually be, if at all like us. I am pleased my thoughts were correct and I wasn’t dreaming about a Seraph 😉

    His character brings much to the series and a plot device has developed significantly as a sometimes foil for Dean, and at times his own arc. He can be a douche or a saving angel. He can be focused or insane. In season 8, he knows there are consequences from Dean for being a douche bag and he tries to fix it by shopping for pie. He is learning- forgiveness is not that easy for humans and yet Dean still provides back up and Cas pops Dean back to Sam just in time because he does trust Dean’s instincts. Cas is where Sam was at the end of season 8-totally and utterly alone-no powers, no allies-no road map out of the forest. Oh, he does have Dean and Sam so he is one ahead of Sam on this one. And he is going to need them. So overall, Cas works in SPN. Glad to see he cannot always be the saving device. It should be interesting to see what the writers’ do with him this year. Hoping they don’t make it hokey. It works because the chemistry between the actors is palpable on screen. Not sure I would be so accepting of the flaws if another actor had the role. MC gets Cas.
    I think this is why Cas appeals to so many, as he has many strings to his bow. Credit to Misha’s acting skill. He trusts the boys, but still continued to keep secrets from them and work against them when he had too. So Cas is just as bad as the boys in this department. I think him being full time cast member again, we will see a different side to him, which I am looking forward too. I did read spoilers today, saying the first three episodes will be myth arc heavy, which I am really pleased about. As the first two episodes are usually really good, so an extra one is a real bonus.

    Thanks for the comments,
    Love Aunty B xxxx

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  4. I’m confused. I thought Cas was always a Seraph. Didn’t he once describe his real body as the size of an office building and once described himself as a wavelength of celestial Intent or something like that? Or were those just references to what he looks like and not what he is?
    Possibly I just recalled the other day someone said on the forum that he’s now a Seraph. So they must be wrong? It could have been what he looks like, but the reference did say the episode it was confirmed in, so not sure now. I guess I didn’t get it right after all …. 😦

    Thanks for the comments,
    Love Aunty B xxxx

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  5. To me Cas is a lot like Sam in that his choices were always based on good intentions but went very very wrong.
    Exactly what I’ve always thought. These two could almost be brothers, as they are so alike in their actions 😉 I am loving Cas again, and its taken me a while I would certainly miss him if he left the show. Good job they have Dean to keep them on the straight and narrow, considering he’s the engine 😉

    Thanks for the comments,
    Love Aunty B xxxx

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