Hashmallim (singular Hashmal) are an angelic entity in both
They appear in the
Hebrew Biblein Ezekiel 1:4
:I saw, and behold, there was a stormy wind coming from the north, a great cloud with flashing fire and a brilliance surrounding it; and from its midst, like the color of the Hashmal [often translated
electrum] from the midst of the fire, and in its midst there was the likeness of four Chayot(living creatures).
Hashmallim occupy the fourth rank of ten in
Maimonides's exposition of the Jewish Angelarchy.
Hashmallim also appear in the Christian
Hierarchy of angels.
References in Popular Culture
In the popular
Final Fantasyseries of video games, in the stories set in the world of Ivalice, "Hashmallum" or "Hashmal" has been depicted as a lion-like beast
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