One of our regular website subscribers named Tina from Chicago Illinois, sent our staff the following question. What's the difference between Seraphim and Cherubim? There is a quite a large difference between the Seraphim and Cherubim, as detailed in Old and New Testament Biblical scripture. The Seraphim, which rank number one in the Christian angelic hierarchy, have six wings, and hover around God's throne singing their Trisagion song. Later Christian and Jewish literature describes them as having a human like form, as seen in artwork that depicts them. The Cherubim on the other hand are the second rank of angels in the Christian angelic hierarchy, and also circle God's throne. They are described as winged Griffin like creatures with many faces, and having the hybrid body of a lion and ox. The Cherubim act as guardians of both the throne of God, as well as the gates to the Garden of Eden. Thanks again to Tina for sending in the question.