Angels, and angel like creatures, appear in most religions and although generally thought of good and riotous spirits not all angels can be trusted. To begin with all Angels were Holy, but like all groups, some slipped from the path of good and joined up with satin. The most common image of Angels is a smiling, kindly cherubic character complete with wings and Halo although this image isn’t taken from any description from the bible but finds it’s roots in classical art and popular culture. According to the bible only Seraphims have wings with other Angels making their way around in a more mysterious way. The question of how many wings depends on your point of reference. The Quran claims that Angels have up to four wings, The Old Testament 6, and the Sahih al-Bukhari up to 600, although that suggests some logistic issues. On the whole the most standard depiction is two wings with optional halo. Nao have created a selection of Angels to fit most popular images. From the elegant An Angels Prayer
to the classical Nao Guardian Angel
and from the angelic Nao Celestial Prayer
to the cheeky cherubic Nao Peace & Friendship
. Angels, of course, are forever and not just for Christmas but they are an enduring representation of peace and love and remain a popular image on Christmas cards and Christmas decorations. Nao Angels also bring other messages and make the perfect gift to say Thank you
and Get Well Soon
. All Nao figurines, including Nao Angels are discounted by 20% at Kings and Queens.