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Shin Megami Tensei V daily demon vol. 197 – Michael

Posted on November 5, 2021 by in Switch, Videos

Atlus has shared the latest Shin Megami Tensei V daily demon video. The latest featured demon is Michael, get a closer look with the video along with some extra information on Michael’s real world history below the break.

Here is the lore behind Michael from the Megami Tensei wiki:

Michael, also known as Mikail in Islam, is an Archangel, one of the principal 50 angels in Christian lore, and one of the four main archangels of Abrahamic tradition.

In Christianity, he is viewed as the field commander of the Army of God and led it in the war against the Devil and the fallen angels. He is also a saint and thus carries the title “St. Michael The Archangel.” He is mentioned by name in the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelations. In the book of Daniel, Michael appears as “one of the chief princes” who in Daniel’s vision comes to the angel Gabriel’s aid in their contest with the angel of Persia, and is also described there as the advocate of Israel and “great prince who stands up for the children of your people.” Michael’s status in the army of Heaven is seen as a Viceroy or an Archistrage as well, but he’s mostly seen as the commander of Heaven’s army.

In Hebrew, Michael means “who is like God”, “Who is like God?” However, it does not mean that one should confuse him with being like God, instead it implies that no one is like God. In this way, Michael is reinterpreted as a symbol of humility before God.

In Islam, Michael serves as one who delivered bounty and sustenance to all living things as commanded by God, in other words while God design’s and creates the souls of all things, it is the duty of Micheal to deliver them to their rightful place. He is also listed in some sources as the Archangel of the Weather and is responible for the change in seasons and the rain.

Shin Megami Tensei V is scheduled to arrive just next week on November 12.  Earlier coverage, including all previous daily demon videos, can be found here.

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