- "When the universe was created, man was given dominion over the earth, and the angels over the heavens, and the djinn over the interaction between the two, which some men have called fate."
- —Nimrod Godwin
Angels are the beings made of light that reside in the heavens, but who sometimes come down to the earth. John Gaunt and Philippa Gaunt have met angels on two different occasions. Once to assist them and give directions (after being charitable to whom they thought was an old man) and once in a fight against Groanin.