His name means"who is as GoD" in Christian lore he is the "greatest". Next to Gabriel they are the two only mentionedin Old Testament at all; well not forgetting Raphael who introduces himself in the Catholic, "Book of Tobit".Micheal's "adventures" have gained him the most fame, He has been said to have slayed 185,000 soldiers from theAssyrian King in ONE night who threatened Jerusalem in 701 B.C., He held back the hand of Abraham who was aboutto sacarifice his son Isaac.. and that he[Micheal] will descend from heaven with "the key of the abyss and a great chainin his hand" and will bind the Satanic dragon fora 1,000 years.(Revelation: 20:1) Micheal, is the Guardian Angel of jerusalem for GoD said" In all this there is no one to lend me support except Michael, Your Prince, om whom I rely togive me support and re inforce me".In the Muslim traditions, they describe Micheal in a wondrous imagery" wings the color of green emerald,covered withsaffron hairs, each of them containing a million faces and mouths and as many tongues which, in million dialects,implore the pardon of Allah" Inthe koran also says thetears shed from this angel over the sins of the faithful; createCherubim.In the Middle Ages, michael was held as the"Psychopomp", the conductor of souls to the other world. Because theChurch was in need to attract the pagan worshipers of the Roman Gaul, who remained faithful to the god Mercury.They gave Michael many of Mercury's abilities, as the guide for the dead.Also Micheal has links to Hermes which is"related" to Mercury. for Hermes was the Psychopomp. When the Church banished all earlier pagan deities to HELLthe various powers of these gods were absorbed in to this Archangel's attributes.