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The motif Angels in HCA : The Wild Swans (1838)
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The motif Angels in HCA : The Wild Swans (1838)

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Angels contains among others: Cherub

See also Gods, spirits and demons

Keywords:

Angel, immortality, wings, spirit

Description of this motif: Angels are described traditionally in Andersen's ouevre

Example :

The night came on, pitch black. Not one firefly glittered among the leaves as she despondently lay down to sleep. Then it seemed to her that the branches parted overhead and the Lord looked kindly down upon her, and little angels peeped out from above His head and behind Him.

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