One popular story about angels is the biblical story of the angel Gabriel telling Mary of the impending birth of the Christ Child. Another famous story of angels involves the angel of death, widely known as the Grim Reaper, who appears at death.
Many people believe that they have guardian angels who look after them and protect them. In the Jewish faith, another well-known story from biblical times tells of the prophet Abraham, who meets with three angels, telling him that his wife is with child. There is also the biblical story of Lot, who meets with two angels who save him, but destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.