Feels like I'm living in a lion's mouth,

But the lion is an angel.

--Rebecca St. James, "Lion"

Jordi, the Kyriotate Archangel of Animals, is somewhat disturbing to the rest of Heaven. He makes no secret of the fact that he considers humanity to be just one more animal species among many, and a wasteful one at that. He remains loyal to Heaven and active in Heavenly politics, a wild card that always has to be taken into account but can never be completely predicted.


Jordi's Word encompasses all the animal life on Earth, from the smallest insect to the largest whale. His angels are charged with helping and protecting them all, depending on their Choir -- a Malakite may run with the wolves, for example, while his Ofanim might prefer the birds and bats. They also have the more difficult task of helping humans understand and respect the natural world they live in. Servitors of Animals must show this same respect: they may never value human life above other animal life, or let merely human values sway their decisions.

Relations with Other SuperiorsEdit

He appreciates the dedication of Novalis to the natural world and trusts her implicitly. Eli, with his love for all Creation and Yves's devotion to every part of God's plan also win Jordi's respect. But Jean and Marc are too closely tied to humanity for his comfort, and while he appreciates Michael's work toward Hell's defeat, he also considers war far too wasteful of the land his animals need.