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Uriel is the first in a series of pieces I plan to write about the Archangels. Uriel is not mentioned by name in the canonical Bible; however, he does figure prominently in a great many apocryphal texts. He is said to be the angel who stands guard at the gate to the Garden of Eden, armed with a flaming sword. Sometimes he is identified as an angel of salvation and a patron of the arts. In other texts he is described as a warrior angel, as merciless as any demon.