Michael

Egypt

Duamutef, Son of Horus

Duamutef’s role was to protect the stomach and upper intestines of the deceased and was the guardian of the East. Duamutef was also considered one of the four pillars of Shu, a rudder of heaven.

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Norse

Askr and Embla

Askr and Embla, the first human couple. According to Snorri’s Edda, Borr’s sons Odin, Vile and Ve walked along the beach one day and found two trees. “Of them formed the people to whom Odin gave breath and life, Vile sense and movement and woe speech, hearing and vision. They

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Christian

Michael the Archangel

And there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought against Michael. And the dragon prevailed not against Michael, neither the child, nor the woman — who was the church of God — who had been delivered of her

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Japan

Izanagi and Izanami

Receiving a command from the other gods to solidify and shape the Earth (which then “[resembled] floating oil and [drifted] like a jellyfish”), the couple Izanagi [His Augustness the Male Who-Invites] (see Adam) and Izanami [Her Augustness the Female-Who-Invites] (see Eve) use a jewelled spear to churn the watery chaos.

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Christian

Adam, Ancient of Days

Michael descended and he came to the earth, and he was known as Adam in mortality. … Adam is the one in the East—the angel who is considered the one who presides over and has control of the air—which is apt, because unto Adam was given the breath of life in the beginning.

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