Another Christmas Inaccuracy

I’ve always wondered where people got the ideas that angels were ladies in white dresses who sat on clouds and played harps, and Cherubs were baby angels.

Centuries ago people had no idea of the size of the Universe, and clouds were
considered part of the sky. White was considered a symbol of purity and harps played pretty music.

But in the Bible angels were spiritual warriors, and people who saw them were terrified.
And the angels called cherubim were awe inspiring.

At least portraying angels as female gives girls parts to play in Christmas pageants. Except for Mary, all the other characters are masculine.

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Janet Ann Collins