An Archangel is a supernatural being, counted among the angels.
In the hierarchy of the angels, the Archangels take a unique position. Though according to Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite's angelogi, in which Archangels take place just above the lowest of the angel orders, the common angels; usually, they are described as of the highest order and take their place closest to God's throne.
According to the classic Christian tradition, there are three Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (sometimes Uriel is included among them). However, in Judaic tradition, the usual number given is seven; listed as Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, Sariel, Raguel, and Remiel (possibly the Ramiel of the Apocalypse of Baruch, said to preside over true visions).
The term "Archangel", can also refer to: