A guardian angel is an angel who is tasked with protecting and guiding a certain person, community, or nation. The belief in tutelary entities may be traced back to antiquity. The concept of angels watching over humanity was important in Ancient Judaism. Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite significantly established the hierarchy of angels in Christianity in the 5th century. Since the fifth century, theology of angels and tutelary spirits has experienced various alterations. Guardian angels, according to popular belief, serve to safeguard anyone God gives them to.
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