Gabriel is a hidden gem in this list of names with a dark history and meaning. When we hear the name Gabriel, most of us think of the biblical meaning that is primarily associated with this name, "God is my strength." Surely this meaning can only be positive but when

we look further into the world of Gabriel things can take a darker twist. Unknown to most of us, there was a hidden agenda with Gabriel.

Gabriel is an archangel who was known to be the messenger of God. He would deliver truths and future events to humans. He is the one who delivered the message to Mary that she was to have God's child. However when we look deeper into the motivations of Gabriel, we can see that he was a particularly manipulative and conniving angel. He delivered messages to humans but would not advise on how to interpret these messages and stepped away from the pitfalls humans would make on acting on these messages. In certain cases, Gabriel is also referred to as the Angel of Death who joined Azrael he taking souls who have died.

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