Archangel Gabriel

Information Pictures and Links regarding Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel has a remarkable position as one of the few cultural figures who plays an important role in more than one major religion. He is refered to in the Old Testament as appearing to Daniel. In Christian tradition he appears to the Virgin and to Zachariah. In Islamic tradition he is renowned for dictating the Holy Koran to the Prophet Mohammed.

The frequent references to Gabrial in literature and Art mean more than any other Gabriel defines most people's idea of what an angel is. In particular the potent image of Angel Gabriel announcing the impending birth of the Messiah to Mary has inspired generations of artists in the process creating one of the most iconic images of Western culture.

This blog collects together a collection of links and information about the references to Archagel Gabriel through the centuries.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Representation of a female or androgynous Gabriel, Archangel Gabriel Flying

Found at

Archangel Gabriel flying

by Lynda Miller Baker

This Icon is egg tempera and gold leaf on antique wood panel measuring 45cm x 30cm approx

It is detail of the Annunciation based on an early 14c Byzantine icon in the Ohrid Icon Gallery, Yugoslavia