How come almost every time you see a picture of an angel it looks like a girl (or sometimes a baby)? I haven’t done an exhaustive study, but I don’t remember any Bible passages that refer to female or baby angels. I know of a lot of places where they are described as looking like men – except a that usually they are way more scary than any man I’ve seen.

Another thing: I know there are creatures in Heaven that have wings. But they also have zillions of eyes. And more than one face. I can’t find a single reference to human-looking angels with big white wings.

So where did that girl with the long dress and feathery wings on our tree come from?