FANDOM


TMI220 Raziel summoned 01

Raziel is the patron angel of the Shadowhunters.

History

Creating the Nephilim

Raziel is credited as the creator of the race of Shadowhunters to combat the demons in their world. Raziel bestowed upon them the Mortal Instruments,[1][2] along with a hidden country and the ability to use certain angelic runes. Among this is the Mortal Cup, from which he had them drink his blood, letting all Shadowhunters, even those descended from the first ones, have a bit of his blood running through their veins.[3] The first Shadowhunters who drank his blood had a special connection with him that gave them visions, a form of distant communication with the angel.[4] Raziel granted their kind the ability to once again summon him through a ritual involving the Mortal Instruments, and promised to grant one wish—any wish—they asked of him then.[5][6]

Summoned by Valentine

That is not Heaven's wish. But thou who spills thy blood, thou shalt compel from me an action.

–Raziel, Beside Still Water

For centuries after he created the Nephilim, he was undisturbed, with the Shadowhunter's ruling body the Clave decided to save the wish for dire times.[7]

In 2016, Raziel was summoned by Valentine Morgenstern with the Mortal Instruments to compel the one granted wish from him. Valentine demanded the immediate destruction of all demon-blooded creatures, demons and Downworlders alike, along with their protector Shadowhunters. Though Raziel made it clear that Heaven did not agree with Valentine's ideals, he had been compelled and would be forced to comply. When Clary killed Valentine, however, Raziel granted the wish to Clary isntead. The girl asked Raziel for Jace Herondale, who had just been killed by Valentine, and Raziel granted the request, bringing him back to life.[8]

Appearances

Season One appearances: 0/13
The Mortal Cup:
Absent
The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy:
Absent
Dead Man's Party:
Absent
Raising Hell:
Absent
Moo Shu to Go:
Absent
Of Men and Angels:
Mentioned only
Major Arcana:
Absent
Bad Blood:
Absent
Rise Up:
Absent
This World Inverted:
Absent
Blood Calls To Blood:
Absent
Malec:
Absent
Morning Star:
Mentioned only
Season Two appearances: 1/20
This Guilty Blood:
Absent
A Door Into the Dark:
Absent
Parabatai Lost:
Absent
Day of Wrath:
Absent
Dust and Shadows:
Absent
Iron Sisters:
Mentioned only
How Are Thou Fallen:
Absent
Love is a Devil:
Mentioned only
Bound By Blood:
Absent
By the Light of Dawn:
Absent
Mea Maxima Culpa:
Absent
You Are Not Your Own:
Absent
Those of Demon Blood:
Absent
The Fair Folk:
Absent
A Problem of Memory:
Absent
Day of Atonement:
Absent
A Dark Reflection:
Mentioned only
Awake, Arise, or...:
Mentioned only
Hail and Farewell:
Mentioned only
Beside Still Water:
Appears
Season Three (3A) appearances: 0/22
On Infernal Ground:
Mentioned only
The Powers That Be:
Absent
What Lies Beneath:
Absent
Thy Soul Instructed:
Mentioned only
Stronger Than Heaven:
Mentioned only
A Window Into an...:
Mentioned only
Salt in the Wound:
Mentioned only
A Heart of Darkness:
Mentioned only
Familia Ante Omnia:
Mentioned only
Erchomai:
Absent

Etymology

Raziel (Hebrew: רזיאל) is an Aramaic name meaning "God is my secret", or "Secret of God". It is also the name of an archangel within the teachings of Jewish mysticism.

Trivia

See also

References