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Michael

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Michael


Pantheon: Angelic
Element: Fire
Sphere of Influence: Protection and Power
Preferred colors: Orange or Yellow
Associated symbol: Rod, Sunburst Diadem or Breast
Best day to work with: Sunday
Best time to work with: Noon
Strongest around Michaelmas and Summer Solstice
Suitable offerings: Spices, Peppers
Associated Planet: Sun
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Amongst the Archangels, Michael ranks as the highest of the host. He is considered to be of the class of seraphim, and yet is also head of other ranks within the hierarchy: the ruler of the archangels, leader of the virtues, and head of the principalities in his role as protector of Israel. Michael is considered to be the angel of the burning bush through which God spoke to Moses. It is Michael who weighs the souls on judgment day, after his battle with the forces of evil. He is mentioned as both an angel of destruction and vengeance in the name of God, but also as a protector.

Additional Information on Michael from Wikipedia

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nl: Michael pl:Michał

The given name Michael or Michael (מיכאל "who is like God?" or "likened unto God", Standard Hebrew Miḫaʾel, Tiberian Hebrew Mîḵāʾēl; Septuagint Greek language|Greek Μιχαηλ, Mikhaēl) derives from the name of the archangel Michael (archangel)| Michael mentioned in the Bible, who is also considered a saint by Catholics. The name has been particularly popular in Eastern Orthodoxy|Orthodox nations, and was bourne by several rulers of the Byzantium|Byzantine and Russian empire|Russian empires.

== Other forms of the name Michael ==

*ميخائيل (Mikhayel) – Arabic language|Arabic
*Mikel – Basque language|Basque
*Mygal – Cornish language|Cornish
*Mihovil – Croatian language|Croatian
*Michal – Czech language|Czech
*Michiel – Dutch language|Dutch
*Mikelo – Esperanto language|Esperanto
*Mikko – Finnish language|Finnish
*Michel – French language|French
*მიხეილი (Mikheili) – Georgian language|Georgian
* Michael – German language|German
*Mikala – Hawaiian language|Hawaiian
*Mihaly – Hungarian language|Hungarian
*Mícheál – Irish language|Irish
*Michele – Italian language|Italian
*Miķelis – Latvian language|Latvian
*Mikalos – Lithuanian language|Lithuanian
*Michał – Polish language|Polish
*Miguel – Portuguese language|Portuguese
*Mihai – Romanian language|Romanian
*Михаил (Mikhail) – Russian language|Russian
*Mikkel – North Germanic language|Scandinavian
*Micheal – Scottish Gaelic language|Scottish
*Mihajlo – Serbian language|Serbian
*Mihael – Slovene language|Slovenian
*Miguel – Spanish language|Spanish
*Mikael – Swedish language|Swedish
*Mikail – Turkish language|Turkish
*Mykhailo – Ukrainian language|Ukrainian
*Meical – Welsh language|Welsh

== Notable people named Michael ==

== Byzantine Emperors ==

* Michael I (811-813)
* Michael II (811-813)
* Michael III (820-829)
* Michael IV (1034-1041)
* Michael V (1041-1042)
* Michael VI (1056-1057)
* Michael VII (1067-1078)
* Michael VIII Palaeologus (1259-1282)

== Tsar|Russian Emperors ==

* Michael I of Russia| Michael I (1613-1645)
* Michael II of Russia| Michael II (1917)

Prince Michael of Kent is a prominent member of the British Royal Family. He was named in honor of the last tsar and speaks fluent Russian language|Russian.

== Romania|Romanian Kings ==

* Michael the Brave (1558-1601 This text is made available under the GNU Free Documentation License Agreement. The full text of this article is available for download here. (Zeus/Jupiter)

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