Angels are heavenly beings, superior to humans, who serve as attendants and messengers of God, or guardians for someone on earth. Angels typically have wings, are delicately beautiful, and either glow or are surrounded by halos. Angelology is the study of angels. Angels are drawn on greeting cards and painted on ceilings. Angelfood cake, the Angels baseball team, and the city of Los Angeles (Spanish for “city of angels” ) all show our fondness for and fascination with angels.