Sama’EL – ‘Venom of God’
Also known as Samael, Archangel Samael
Sama’EL is representative of Death. Is the Angel of Death.
Sama’EL carries out the Judgement of God.
Legend and Lore
Samael is an important archangel in Talmudic and post-Talmudic lore, a figure who is an accuser, seducer, and destroyer, and has been regarded as both good and evil.
He is considered in Talmudic texts to be a member of the heavenly host (with often grim and destructive duties). One of Samael’s greatest roles in Jewish lore is that of the main archangel of death. He remains one of God’s servants even though he condones the sins of man. As an angel, Samael resides in the seventh heaven, although he is declared to be the chief angel of the fifth heaven, the reason for this being the presence of the throne of glory in the seventh heaven.
Samael is the ‘Pale’ horse of Revelation.