The Greek word archángelos came to the Latin language as archangĕlus,
which in turn derived in our language archangel. According to
of archangel is used in the field of religion with reference to a heavenly
spirit that is part of the angelic hierarchy.
Christian angeology recognizes three hierarchies. The
archangels belong to the third hierarchy and their order is
located between the principalities and the angels. Both
archangels and principalities and angels are considered as divine messengers.
Catholicism maintains that there are seven archangels, although only three
are named in the Bible: Archangel Gabriel (the
main messenger of God), Archangel Raphael (patron saint of
pilgrims), and Archangel Michael (leader of God's army and
protector of the loyals). The rest of the Catholic archangels are Remiel, Sariel, Raguel and Uriel.
Archangels also appear in Judaism, Islam and other religions,
although with different characteristics. For Muslims, for example, there are ten
archangels, Gabriel being the most important.
Arcángel, on the other hand, is the stage name of Francisco
José Arcángel Ramos, a flamenco singer born in 1977 in Huelva
is also the stage name used by Austin Santos, a reggaeton
singer who is part of the duo Arcángel & De la Ghetto.
A Marvel Comics character who first appeared in 1963,
a city of nearly 350,000 inhabitants located in northern Russia and
a neighborhood in the Spanish town of Córdoba are also called Archangel.
In the Marvel Universe, the Archangel character is also known as Angel, among
other pseudonyms, although at birth his parents called him Warren Kenneth
Worthington III. It is a superhero created by Stan Lee and Jack
Kirby to be part of the first number of the series The Uncanny X-Men,
in September of the year 1963. Later, Arcángel participates in groups such as
the Defenders, the Champions and the X Factor.
Its most outstanding power is the ability to fly, with feathered wings that
closely resemble those of birds, which it can easily fold and
hide behind its body to go unnoticed in front of people who ignore its mutant
status. It is important to indicate that all their anatomy is inspired by that
of the birds:
* his bones are hollow, so that the weight of his body is
light enough to be able to take flight with his wings;
* the sharpness of your vision is comparable to that of an
eagle or a hawk;
* his eyes are prepared to withstand the action of the wind when
traveling at high speeds, something that humans do not count on;
* In its respiratory system it has a membrane capable of
extracting oxygen from the air in the most extreme situations and speeds.
Regarding Arcángel's biography, it is known that he was born in New York and
that his wings began to grow in his adolescence, slowly from
his shoulder blades. Although at first he cannot bear the idea of being
different and suffers the contempt of others, he soon understands that thanks to
his wings he can do something good for society. Before Professor X recruits him
to join the X-Men, he calls himself the Avenger Angel and lives his
adventures alone, hidden behind a mask and wearing a matching suit.
The first days of Archangel in the team of X-Men are
not easy to bear for others, since it has the typical attitude of a spoiled
millionaire child, tactless and systematically rebel at the evidence of
others. Just like Wolverine, he falls in love with Jean Gray but his feelings