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Michael in Art and Lore
==Michael in Art and Lore==
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archangel_Michael Michael] is an archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. He is most known as a leader of the armies of God against Lucifer.<br>
[[Image:St Michael killing slays Lucifer in 2-13 Houses of the holy.jpg|right|300px|thumb|right|200pxZachariah talks to Dean about his destiny]]
In [[2.13 Houses of the Holy]], Sam notices a painting of Michael by killing Lucifer by the renaissance painter Raphael in the Church they visit.
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[['''Father Reynolds]]: ''' That's right. The archangel Michael, with the flaming sword. The fighter of demons, holy force against evil.<br>
'''Sam:''' So they're not really the Hallmark card version that everybody thinks? They're fierce, right? Vigilant?<br>
'''Father Reynolds''': Well, I like to think of them as more loving than wrathful; but yes, a lot of Scripture paints angels as God's warriors. "An angel of the Lord appeared to them, the glory of the Lord shone down upon them, and they were terrified." Luke. Two nine.
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[[Image:St Michael slays Lucifer.jpg|right|300px|Zachariah talks to Dean about his destiny]]
When [[Zachariah]] tells Dean his destiny is to kill [[Lucifer]] he stands in front of a painting of the Archangel Michael killing Lucifer. The painting is <i>Saint Michel terrassant le Dragon</i> by 15th century Flemish painter Josse Lieferinxe. <br>

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