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Michael (Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל‎, Micha'el or Mkhā'ēl; Greek: Μιχαήλ, Mikhaḗl; Latin: Michael or Mchal; Arabic: میخائیل‎, Mikā'īl) is an archangel in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. He is viewed as the field commander of the Army of God. He is mentioned by name in the Book of Daniel, the Book of Jude and the Book of Revelation. In the book of Daniel, Michael appears as "one of the chief princes" who in Daniel's vision comes to the angel Gabriel's aid in his contest with the angel of Persia (Dobiel), and is also described there as the advocate of Israel and "great prince who stands up for the children of your [Daniel's] people".

The Talmudic tradition rendered Michael's name as meaning "Who is like El?" ("Who is like God?"), As a question, it is understood as being rhetorical, implying the answer, "No one is like God."

Much of the late Midrashic detail about Michael was transmitted to Christianity through the Book of Enoch, whence it was taken up and further elaborated. In late medieval Christianity, Michael, together with Saint George, became the patron saint of chivalry, and of the first chivalric order of France, the Order of Saint Michael of 1469. In the British honours system, a chivalric order founded in 1818 is also named for these two saints, the Order of St Michael and St George. St Michael is also considered in many Christian circles as the patron saint of the warrior. Police officers and soldiers, particularly paratroopers and fighter pilots, regard him as their patron. He is also a patron of Germany and of the City of Brussels.

Roman Catholics refer to him as Saint Michael the Archangel and also simply as Saint Michael. Orthodox Christians refer to him as the Taxiarch Archangel Michael or simply Archangel Michael. The New Thought Movement refers to Michael as Christ Michael.
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sakuraboy91 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Michael with the spear of heaven, simply glorious.
ArkangelMichael13 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Simply amazing. :)
Brendan-Boi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work, while I appreciate the traditional renderings of Michael,  I find this badass, I tip my non-existent hat to you sir
SamWinchester10 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Woohoo, go angels!
alithking Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Glorioso Arcángel Miguel, felicidades que buena imagen.
AngeloVergil Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
I hate see a others angels) 
KidAlcapone Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
he needs to do metatron next
the-winter-girl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Stunning work!
spiderxand Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
When I get to HEAVEN, I'm working with him.
SharpLittleStone Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Photographer
Hello! Lovely work! Do you mind if I print and put it up in my classroom?
MoonLuna18 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
he is scary.
Lewllien Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehehe, he looks a lot fiercer and manlier than in the pictures you always find in churches. :) why did you give him a lance and not a sword? that's very interesting. 
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Shiny, yet badass.
Kn1ghtGr3y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
awesome work
MaysJedi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Digital Artist
as a Christian, its really nice to see some badass angel art.
Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As a Christian I fully agree
Brendan-Boi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As  christian I second that
Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice to see badass art of biblical characters period. Because honestly their is enough badass action in the bible to make plenty of action movies but all anyone focuses on when making movies is the preaching part. Also it's nice to see Michael with a spear instead of a sword because it has been described with him wielding a powerful spear.
GnomeKiller12 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ya angle have been pussifyed on modern media. not all of them are frendly 
vranca Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
WOW! Teach me your skills!! 8'3 
DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I think a little TOO MUCH emphasis on a modern look.  Great picture, none the less!!
lovelymars908 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Man, he's beautiful!! Clap Good work.
Geminice Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Words cannot describe just how awesome this picture is.  So I'm just going to favorite this picture and be on my way.
ProudSwede1 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I have to admit that on a superficial level I'm offended that any aspect of my faith is in a folder marked 'myths', but on a more emotional level I just have to thank you for making Michael finally look like someone that could actually kick the tar out of the Devil. So many artists depict him as being...well...angelic. This picture actually make him look like a warrior, a soldier of God and I thank you for it.
Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fastest Angel to live, the Angel who wields a mighty spear, the Angel who biblically kicked the tar out of Lucifer by himself when Lucifer first rebelled. He is a mighty Angel truly and it's good to see a picture that shows that. 
WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
This series also includes historical figures such as Mata Hari or Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, so I don't think it's that big deal. Though maybe a better name for the folder would be "Legendary Figures".
xxAnimexChocolatexx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
I remember somewhere that Genzoman said the pictures of Myth is intended for a game.
richardLDA Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist
me encantan tus dibujos, saludos desde chile
Kaoskid1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013

Beelzebub: Um, Lucifer? We should run.


Lucifer: Good plan. Men, RUN AWAY!!!!

ILL-I-AM Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
As a catholic and a soldier, the awesomeness of St. Michael the Archangel is commended. 
MishuPascal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
As a Michael and as an Orthodox Christian, I approve the awesomeness of this picture. Good job, man! Clap  And, by the way, you've got a fantastic gallery. Keep up the good work! :) (Smile) 
Red-Jirachi-2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
And God said Let There Be Bamf
lady-annamarie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow so like Michael. 
Tailsnumber1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Writer
Wow. Very cool.
ThePhoenixKing32 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very interesting interpretation. Very detailed wonderfully done. I just have one thing to correct. The Archangel Micheal is known for having the "Blade of God." This blade is usually depicted as a sword, not a spear.
rambolambo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That may be true, but a lot of sculptural and iconographic depictions of Archangel Michael also depict him stabbing Lucifer with a lance or a spear as well. I personally think it would look badass with either weapon.

ThePhoenixKing32 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True. I just think that this spear looks a bit too much like a druids weapon. Sword would be better in my opinion.
rambolambo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
indeed, can't argue with that. A second version of this with a holy sword and shield would look exceptionally badass.
ThePhoenixKing32 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
QueenOfSpades137 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
This is an excellent interpretation of Michael. He has been described as the badass of God and was known as the commander of His army.
bonez1112 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
This looks Sick!!! Praise God for good artist like yourself
Fenris007 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
But can he dance?
sharlele Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
How and where can I find posters of Michael for sale?
KingNicholas1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Writer
People often forget - Angels are warriors. Archangel Michael is the biggest Badass of them all. Traditionally he's depicted as having brown hair and holding a spear. Othertimes he's shown standing victoriously over the Serpent; sometimes being shown as the one that cast the Dragon out of Heaven. He's often said to be the Prince of the Angelic Host; the leader of the Army of Heaven. Also, he's often regarded as Patron Saint of Guardians, defenders and those who protect.

I like him. I think he's my favorite Archangel in fact.
Blood-Hawk-531 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I thought Michael fought with a sword.
apocalipsis666 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
the first great battle, nothing like that
CarbonWOLF7 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems pretty close, not as graceful as I remember them to be.

Might have been Michael; wish I would have asked for his name...or said thankyou.
X-YaSser-X Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   General Artist
Michael has black hair man :)
But still your work is awesome :D
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