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Azazel by GENZOMAN Azazel by GENZOMAN
According to Enoch (a book of the Apocrypha), Azazel was one of the Leaders of Grigori (The watchers), a group of fallen angels who married women. This same story (without any mention of Azazel) is told in Genesis 6: 2-4

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also afterward, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Enoch portrays Azazel as responsible for teaching people to make weapons and cosmetics, for which he was cast out of heaven. Enoch 8:1-3

"And Azazel taught men to make swords and knives and shields and breastplates; and made known to them the metals [of the earth] and the art of working them; and bracelets and ornaments; and the use of antimony and the beautifying of the eyelids; and all kinds of costly stones and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray and became corrupt in all their ways

The corruption brought on by Azazel and the Grigori degrades the human race, and the four archangels (Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel) saw much blood being shed upon the earth and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth The souls of men [made] their suit, saying, "Bring our cause before the Most High, Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were in heaven, which men were striving to learn."

In some parts, Azazel is another name for the devil, in other sources, he is a demon. I take the source of enoch and the grigori story.

Another draw for Myths & Legends TCG., this one is the "second part of another draw i done a time ago
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photoshop CS/bamboo/ 7 hours/ music: The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning-smashing pumpinks.

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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never heard of an angel like that before. Learn something new everyday. :)
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
So makeup is of the demons? 
Heaven must be a boring place then XD 

Cool pic, the Hair is awesome, in a 'vain villain' sort of way. Aaaand the swords!
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Phoenix531 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Gorgeous!!!!
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siryus666 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow very compliment
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KaelinDarkness Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Your artwork is fabulous!  I was looking through pages of your paintings with a friend the other day.  I saw SO many I loved.  But this one really gave me pause.  I love the way Azazel appears to be descending to give humans swords and knowledge.  I enjoy your style a lot.  And, your depiction of mythological figures is very sexy!  Love Azazels long raven-colored hair and ebony wings in contrast with his pale skin.  What is the symbol he has tattooed on his chest?
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assakurayo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
This is amasing because i saw him in my dreams and he was exactly like this except that he got dark blue glowing eyes, and this was before i saw that picture.
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So this is Azazel huh ? Pretty awesome rendition.But was it true that he ws imprisoned for,after mating mortal women, in a cavern until Judgement Day?Cuz that was another version I saw a while back.

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SlayerOfTears Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
This is seriously awesome. I have a request. Do you think you could draw Samael, the Angel of Death, Ruler of the Fifth Heaven, sometime?
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thewolftitan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
This azazel s pretty cool but your missing his yellow eyes now that was a cool charictor for Supernatural
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blaisen89 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Technically Azazel was never cast out of heaven. He was imprisoned in a cavern to await the time in which he would be needed again. Azazel has been corrupted by modern translations of his story and the Jewish people actually sacrificed one goat to him and one to God because Azazel took responsibility and penance for his actions. That is why he is the original scapegoat.

As for the pic...awesome detail and I love that you portrayed him with sapphire blue wings as is correct and appropriate.
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blaisen89 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Also on the angel who mated with women to spawn the Nephilim race was Azazel's second in command...Shameziah.
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APRP Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
FUCK YOU DUDE!!! FOR MAKING THIS CRAP!!! IM GETTING INSANE JUST LOOKING AT THEM!!! OMG!!!! WHY DO HAVE TO MAKE THESE THINGS THAT MAKE MY HEART SKIP A BEAT!!!! MY EYES ARE SORE LOOKING AT PICTURES AND I SAW A MOTHER LOAD HERE!!! SOM I JUST COMMENT ON ONE OF YOUR WORK... ITS HARD TO COMMENT ON EACH ONE DUH???
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X-YaSser-X Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   General Artist
As far as I know Azazel was Lucifer's name when he lived in heaven before being curced :D
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dcblackstar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
sorry that's Samael or helel as lucifers original names
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X-YaSser-X Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   General Artist
I am talking about Islam's version, what do you know about Islam?! -__-'
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dcblackstar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
enough of it
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X-YaSser-X Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   General Artist
Oh yea? I doubt that, cuz if you do, you'd know what I was talkin' about !!
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dcblackstar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
you sent me the same message twice
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X-YaSser-X Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   General Artist
Well you obviously needed me to, If you'd get at the first time I wouldn't have to reapeat myself -__-'
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dcblackstar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
get it the first time?what I'm supposed to reply to you as soon as you send a message?I'm a college student the loans & bills are kicking my ass and I got better things to do than argue with someone because they started foaming at the mouth because i missed or forgot something from a religion I'm not even part of and reply to their message fast enough for their liking,wow looks like your gonna be jackass number 5 i found on this site send as many messages as you like I'm just gonna delete them without replying
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X-YaSser-X Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   General Artist
Oh yea? I doubt that, cuz if you do, you'd know what I was talkin' about !!
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dcblackstar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
and i was gonna ignore you like i said but then i saw you "special kind of stupid" comment and welp here we are,first you say you sent me the message twice because and i quote"Well you obviously needed me to, If you'd get at the first time I wouldn't have to reapeat myself -__-'" these are your words but then you say that it was unintentional,next thing is me being a college student means i don't have a lot of time to read messages on an art site especially ones from someone with a condescending attitude which i feel that is what that little face you make on your messages is for,then i already said i have forgotten the part about azreal being a form of the devil and you still came at me with an attitude,and as for the manic part well....your kinda right ill give you that and just because it probably get you riled up the spell check says you miss spelled repeat XD
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X-YaSser-X Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   General Artist
Oh very interesting misspelled repeat, wow, really !! That's your argument?!!
Ps: You obviously don't know what sarcasm is -__-'
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dcblackstar Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
wow i was right that was the thing that pissed you off the most out of every thing you homed in on that
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00hayato Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
ahhh.., its lumiel is hte name of lucifer when he is in the good side, azazel is a watcher that teach man kind to use weapons....., i know it because am making a story about it..,

and by the way GENZOMAN can i use your work on my work am writing a small novel
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X-YaSser-X Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   General Artist
No man !! Acording to the Islamic version, Azazel is the name of the Devil before being cursed and kicked out of Heaven, maybe in some other Mythology the name is used for something different, that's a possibility, but I'm telling you here, I know what I'm talking about :D
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00hayato Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
try to read "the book of enoch" man, AZAZ means strengthens and EL means God. LUMIEL, LUMI means light and EL means God. LUCIFER means morning star and represent the planer venus.

i get your point in AZAZIL in islam, AZAZIL is the one who tempted adam but after that AZAZIL is converted to SATAN not LUCIFER, but in christian SATAN refers to or mix with LUCIFER to, so both are correct.
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X-YaSser-X Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   General Artist
I read that man that's why I tld you it might be used for different Characters in other versions !!
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EqFAzrael Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I think this is upposed to be Azrael, not Azazel...
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AWB2012 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS THAT ANGELS CANNOT HAVE CHILDREN!!!
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EqFAzrael Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student General Artist
If you know what Grigori are, they are so alike to humans, it is impossible to tell one from the other, even for most angels.
You can read more about the Grigori Here: [link]
Also, You can read more about Azrael here: [link]
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Mipesuves Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
So he's the one that makes Nephilim. Dreadful beings they be. I hate them...
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Arrowriter Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Really beautiful, Genzoman. I love the color choices. You should draw each of the seven archangels.
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dcblackstar Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
soo hes the angel of lipstick and eyeliner?0_o
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LenaVic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
So beutifull!!! :heart:
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LittleWindy7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Awesome, just awesome!:D
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Beautiful!
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setsugen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
kinda reminds me of a nehilim
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Velexstrza Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Writer
Ooooooooh
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CartoonistWill Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cools. I've been reading up on 1st Enoch lately. It was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls (or at least the first 36 chapters was; sadly, I was more interested in the highly Messianic portions, which turned out to perhaps not be as old). I've heard it's actually not a part of the Jewish apocryphal books, despite Wikipedia saying it is. It seems the Jewish people, as well as later Christians (1st century Christians, including Peter, John, Jude, and possibly Paul and Jesus of the Bible, seemed to use it), rejected it so completely that it was not allowed within the Jewish apocryphal writings contained in the Septuagint and was later dropped from Christian canonical Scripture due to the highly uncomfortable belief that angels, having the Biblical ability to manifest in human bodies that are able to eat and touch (Gen. 18-19), reproduced with human women. Also, the Jewish rejected it due to its high Messianic content as many false Messiahs were arising before and after Jesus was born, drawing the people away and generally causing much confusion and chaos. The continuing rise of false Messiahs is claimed to be the main reason the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D., according to one source I read, which I suppose would show just have much havoc these false Messiahs were causing.

It turns out that Peter in both 1 Peter and 2 Peter references 1st Enoch when he talks about the spirits in prison and the angels imprisoned in chains in Tartarus (deep underground) until the final judgment. Jude also references 1st Enoch twice (Jude 6-7) and directly quotes it one time (Jude 15-16 quotes 1st Enoch 1:9), saying that the angels committed sexual immorality and are chained up to be judged. Finally, the book of Revelation teaches that the angels will finally be released from the chained imprisonment from deep underneath the ground and will be allowed to wreak havoc until the final judgment when they are thrown into the Lake of Fire, also prophesied in the Book of 1st Enoch. The demons Jesus exorcised would often plead with Him not to torment them [in the Lake of Fire] before the time, referring to what the Book of 1st Enoch set down (that the fallen angels would not be judged until the end times when they are cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity). Jesus said that the Lake of Fire was created for the Devil and his [fallen] angels, which may be a reference to the Book of 1st Enoch (if it is not in the Old Testament at any point), as well as calling Himself the Son of Man (also found as a Messianic title in the Book of Daniel) and Luke stating that God at the transfiguration called Him, "The Elect One," which comes from the Book of 1st Enoch but not from the Old Testament. The Apostle Paul may also be referring to the Book of 1st Enoch when he says in Hebrews that God does not aid angels, but mankind only. The Book of 1st Enoch states that God would never offer salvation and forgiveness of sins to the angels that fell, but only to mankind. The Book of 1st Enoch is also heavy on its teaching of Hell, known in 1st Enoch as the Lake of Fire (instead of Hades), which is a title that Jesus and the Apostle John use for Hell, being possibly another reference of the Book of 1st Enoch, as I do not recall "lake of fire" or "river of fire" or "sea of fire" as appearing in the Old Testament anywhere. I've honestly been going nuts on why the New Testament seems to rely so heavily on a book that has been rejected by both Jewish and Christians as not inspired by God.

The name of the angel Azazel actually means, "Sent away one," which may refer to his shame of being cast out of the presence of God.
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mirza83 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
your angels are very beutifull!!

i'd like to see all the 7 archangels! :)

Mikael
Azdrael
Gabriel
Raziel
Uriel
Raphael
Ariel
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thebloodedrose Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love it
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StarlitPaint Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovingly faved
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TheEnigmaTNG Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sick.
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DarkZeWulf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
favs
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DarkZeWulf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this guy is very amazing Gonzoman. though to be honest it looks sorta like the main char for a manga im working on outfit wise.....and the wings are expertly done. I was wondering...do you do commisions?
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Koniak007 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Amazing : D
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saishadow Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
thats a cool fallen angel
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B-Klein Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nossa, o rosto dele lindo!
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PigeonGuy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Writer
not exactly what he looks like
but if i saw him as a goat one more time I would explode
good picture
and I really needed that info
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