angel of death

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angel of death (plural angels of death)

  1. A personification of death in fiction, art, mythology, or religion.
    1. An angel which attends to death, collecting souls at death, ending life at the appointed death.
    2. An angel in Abrahamic scripture or eschatology that attends to death.
      1. Azrael.
      2. Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
    3. Grim Reaper
    4. (translations, of Japanese) shinigami
  2. A type of serial killer, who is employed as a caregiver and kills people under their care.



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