Talk:minion

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Questioned sense is:

  1. (Christianity) the sixth level of angels, ranked above principalities and below thrones.

The original contributor marked it as (Biblical Tradition) and it was later changed to cat:Christianity. A few searches on "minion" + "angel" didn't come up with any obvious linkages. FWIW, I never heard of this in any of my Christian teachings, so if it's Christian, it's particular to a given sect or sects. --Jeffqyzt 17:13, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

  • This sense is NOT in the OED. SemperBlotto 07:27, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
It's probably a mistake for dominion. --Ptcamn 19:32, 13 October 2006 (UTC)


Best I could find was "These are the rest of the angels. What you might call "minion angels". Since these are the closest to humankind, these are the angels that are most likely to interact with humans". I don't feel this passes the CFI as it seems to be using minion as an adjective, to imply that they are common. --Dmol 21:10, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

"This is taken from New Advent; the Catholic Encyclopaedia. I recon they should know. Rfvfailed. Andrew massyn 18:58, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

We know on the authority of Scripture that there are nine orders of angels, viz., Angels, Archangels, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Dominations, Throne, Cherubim and Seraphim. That there are Angels and Archangels nearly every page of the Bible tell us, and the books of the Prophets talk of Cherubim and Seraphim. St. Paul, too, writing to the Ephesians enumerates four orders when he says: 'above all Principality, and Power, and Virtue, and Domination'; and again, writing to the Colossians he says: 'whether Thrones, or Dominations, or Principalities, or Powers'. If we now join these two lists together we have five Orders, and adding Angels and Archangels, Cherubim and Seraphim, we find nine Orders of Angels.