The archangel Michael is a dispenser of Justice, appearing in this role at the Last Judgement. He is traditionally depicted with sword and scales, closely resembling the personification of Justice as a cardinal virtue.
Michael or Micha'el is a given name that comes from , meaning "Who is like God?"; see Theophory in the Bible. There are various forms of the name: ; Latin: Michael; Septuagint or MikhaÄ“l; Portuguese or Spanish: Miguel; Russian: ÐœÐ¸Ñ…Ð°Ð¸Ð» or Mikhail; Italian: Michele; Dutch: Michiel; Armenian: Õ„Õ«Ö„Õ¡ÕµÕ¥Õ¬ or Mikayel.
Michael (Hebrew: ×ž×™×›××œ, Micha'el or MÃ®khÄâ€™Ä“l; Greek: ÎœÎ¹Ï‡Î±Î®Î», MikhaÃl; Latin: Michael or MÃchaÃ«l; Arabic: Ù…ÙŠØ®Ø§Ø¦ÙŠÙ„, Mika'il) is the archangel mentioned in the Book of Revelation 12:7; in the Old Testament Michael is mentioned by name in the Persian context of the post-Exilic Book of Daniel. There Michael appears as "one of the chief princes" (10:13) who in Daniel's vision comes to the angel Gabriel's aid in his contest with the angel of Persia, and is also described there as the advocate of Israel and "great prince who stands up for the children of your (Daniel's) people" (10:21, 12:1). The Talmud tradition rendered his name as meaning "who is like El (God)? (but literally "El's Likeness")" (compare the late prophet Micah), but according to Rabbi Simeon ben Lakish (AD 230â€“270), all the specific names for the angels were brought back by the Jews from Babylon, and many modern commentators would agree.
Michael is the title of an American fantasy motion picture released in 1996. The film stars John Travolta as the Archangel Michael, who is sent to Earth to do various tasks, including mending some wounded hearts. Contrary to popular depictions of angels, Michael is portrayed as a boozing, smoking, oversexed slobâ€”but a character capable of imparting unexpected wisdom.
Michael is a song by Franz Ferdinand and was the fourth single released from their debut self-titled album. The song was notable for its homoerotic lyrics such as "stubble on my sticky lips" and "beautiful boys on a beautiful dancefloor".
Michael (also known as MikaÃ«l, Chained: The Story of the Third Sex, and Heart's Desire) was a movie released in 1924 directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer (director of other notable silents such as The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Master of the House (1925), and Leaves From Satan's Book (1921)).
Michael (later popularly known as Great Michael) was a carrack or great ship of the Royal Scottish Navy. She was too large to be built at any existing Scottish dockyard, so was built at the new dock at Newhaven, constructed in 1504 by order of James IV of Scotland. She was ordered around 1505 and laid down in 1507 under the direction of Captain Sir Andrew Wood and the master shipwright Jacques Terrell, launched on 12 October 1511 and completed on 18 February 1512.
Michael (b March 17, 1973, Cameroon, Africa - d. April 19, 2000) was the first male 'talking' gorilla. He had a working vocabulary of over 600 signs in American Sign Language, taught to him by Koko, a female gorilla; Dr.