When you hear people discribe angelic visitors they rarely if ever remember a halo. It's usually more of a bright white light... And the bible says nothing about halos so can someone tell me where this came from? I'm just really curious.
I know where the idea of horns and a tail for the devil/demons came from. But the halo, I can't find a reason for.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:03 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:09 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
The halo is an artistic construct designed to show divinity or holiness, it began to be incorporated into christian art in the 4th century. Wikipedia has a pretty thorough explanation of the symbolist of the halo and how it was incorporated into art in various cultures and times.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by nysa00 at 1:04 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
I found an interesting Wikipedia article on the halo in art, it looks like the author used good sources... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_(religious_iconography)#In_Christian_art
It seems that it was used long before the middle ages.
Answer by nysa00 at 1:06 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by amber710 at 1:08 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by Aasiyah at 1:42 PM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by mogencreative at 4:57 PM on Oct. 30, 2009