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Angels have been depicted in religious ornaments and statues for thousands of years. They almost always take a female form and are thought to be messengers and protectors. It has been believed that angels are beings which bridge the heavens and the human world.
Some believe angels have been sent to both guide us and protect us. It is also a held belief that angels can be direct messengers from god. It has always been interesting that angels seem to appear in many different religions. Some cultures also hold very solid belief in angel like beings such as fairies. This has led to some scholars speculating that angels and fairies could be similar entities.
Furthermore it could possibly be more than myths and legends. Celtic religious have a strong belief in fairies and in some countries today a similar belief is held. In Ireland for example a recent motorway project was redirected around a spiritual bush. It had been believed for hundreds of years that this bush was a home for fairies.
Whether angels and fairies are one of the same or not they historically take the same form, female with large bird like wings. With such awesome imagery it is easy to see why angels have been immortalised in sculpture for generations. As a result we have also loved to decorate our gardens with these spiritual outdoor angel ornaments and statues. For this reason we have found 17 of our favourites and listed them for you in this article.
1. Toscano Ascending Angel Sculpture
This heavenly ascending angel sculpture is 24 inches tall and made of resin with a stone effect finish. It is perfect for many garden styles including classical and traditional.
2. Napco Praying Angel Statue
With a classic aesthetic this praying angel statue will bring a feeling of peace and serenity to your outside space. The 16 inch high angel is perfect for the creation of an outside shrine or spiritual focal point.
3. Toscano Remembrance and Redemption Angel Statue
This extremely dramatic outdoor angel ornament would make a perfect focal point for any garden landscape. The gentle curves of the naked human form juxtaposed to the powerful, majestic wings are very striking. This statue is a complete work of art and at 30 inches tall quite a statement for any household.
4. Extended Grace Angel Garden Statue
Why not enchant your garden with this exquisite outdoor angel ornament. Her long flowing wings and feminine for will make her a loved part of your garden. With a crouched for she is a unique angel for someone who likes an exception from the norm.
5. 14.5"h Praying garden angel
This 14 inch resin bonded stone angel is a way to create the ultimate garden focal point. Its praying form is typical of many historical angels within a religious context. Have this serine ornament to own forever.
6. Roman Exclusive Standing Angel with children
This enchanting standing angel with rose’s outdoor ornament is a classic design. This style of angel is typical of church yards and Christian decoration. This statue is 14 inches high and perfect for memorial gardens or religious shrines outside.
7. Toscano Constance's Conscience Angel
Constance was said to be the voice of the heart and acted as a guardian angel and spiritual guide. Do you need a guardian angel as your guide? This beautiful representation of Constance is a real treasure for a garden space. Whether you are religious or not this really will become the central energy force of your garden.
8. Angel with Folded Hands Statue
This praying angel with folded hands stands nearly a meter tall and made from resin bonded stone. She is beautifully detailed all over including her wings and face. This outdoor angel ornament with its height makes a powerful garden statement. It could make a great family treasure to be passed down through the ages.
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