The angel Gabriel is our newest profile, courtesy of editor Hans Holznagel.
One surprising revelation: Gabriel had no trumpet.
That makes Gabriel a cousin to crazy Roman emperor Nero, who everyone knows played a fiddle while Rome burned… except that fiddles weren’t invented until 1500 years later. (The historian Suetonius did say that Nero watched the fire from a nearby tower while singing a song about the destruction of Troy, which is probably where the story started.)
Trumpet or no, Gabriel sounds a wee bit closer to heaven.