We need help to rise above our own humanity and understand mortality. So we invent angels as more than humans who are messengers of the beyond, the afterlife. In aboriginal traditions, this would be akin to nature spirits symbolized by birds and other animals. We ask ourselves the question if we are to die, why are we born in the first place. We look to find meaning in our existence on earth. We want to believe that there is more to this world than just the material.
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