The concept of seraph derives from late Latin serăphim, in turn from the Hebrew serafĭm. The term is used in Catholicism to name a class of celestial beings.

SeraphSeraphim are angelic spirits that make up the first chorus. In conjunction with thrones and with the cherubs, the seraphim form the first hierarchy, contemplating God In a direct way.

Before moving on, it is important to mention that a chorus is a set of spirits that give rise to an order. Orders, meanwhile, are categories or hierarchies.

According to theology, the seraphim surround God and they praise him constantly, exalting his glory. The iconography is responsible for representing them as winged beings.

Specifically, seraphim are represented with three pairs of wings. A pair of wings covers their feet as a symbol of modesty; another covers his face because, because of his immense beauty, only God you can admire them; and the third pair of wings, finally, is the one that allows them to fly.

This detail of the appearance of the seraphim is given by Isaiah on the Bible. Isaiah states that, being called by God in a vision, he saw him on his throne with winged beings around him, whom he called seraphim.

Seraph, finally, it is a masculine name that, although it is currently not very popular, is used Spain and in several countries Latin Americans. The Salvadoran poet Serafin Quiteño, the former Argentine rugby player Seraph Dengra and the spanish politician Seraph Huder are some personalities that are called this way.