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In kabbalistic and Christian angelology, Sachiel is an archangel of the order of cherubim. The meaning of his name is given as "the covering of God" [1], the name 'Sachiel' originally occurs in the late 1500s grimoire called The Heptameron.

In the earliest mentions of that angel, its name is spelled differently:
In the late-1200s grimoire The Oathbound Book of Honorius, its name is spelled 'Satquiel'. That spelling was taken from the early-1200s jewish occult book Sefer Raziel HaMalakh ("book of Raziel the angel"), from which the angel originates, the Sefer Raziel is highly inconsistent in its spelling of the angel's name, which is therein spelled twice as 'Satquel', three times as 'Satquiel', twice as 'Saquiel', and once as 'Sachquiel'. It is that last spelling from which derives the later spelling 'Sachiel' from The Heptameron.

Sachiel is associated with the zodiacal sign Sagittarius,[2] the weekday Thursday, wealth, and charity.[1] While in most sources Sachiel presides over Thursday, others do assign him to Monday or Friday.[3][citation needed] All associate him with the planet Jupiter; as such, in new age angel lore he can be invoked for matters involving money, finance, law, politics, and religion.[4] His sigil appears in Francis Barrett's The Magus, an early nineteenth century compendium of occult lore. It also appears in the 16th century treatise, The Complete Book of Magic Science.

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In the Japanese anime franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion, a giant monster of the same name, belonging to the race known as the angels, appears in the first two episodes of the anime series.


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