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Celestials were powerful outsiders, typically of good alignment, and the cosmological counterpart to fiends. Just as fiends, celestials came from many different origins.

While the term "angel" properly referred to a subset of celestials, those on the Material Plane helped by any celestial being might claim to have been "visited by an angel".[4]

Types of Celestials[]

The following were the known types of celestials:

Angels, also called aasimon, were immortal, winged beings empowered by the gods whom they served. An angel that committed an evil act became an outcast and was no longer necessarily bound to be a good creature.[5]
Not to be confused with the similarly named elemental archons, celestial archons were personifications of law and good. They had a strict hierarchy and were consistently at odds with fiends, particularly demons.
The animal-featured guardinals were powerful outsiders of neutral good alignment native to the House of Nature.[6]
A race of chaotic good eladrin who had wild, joyful natures. Of the celestials, they had some of the shortest tempers regarding injustice and oppression.

Other races of celestials included couatls[7], pegasi[8], lillends, unicorns, asuras, bariaurs, ki-rin, einheriar, moon dogs, and hollyphants.

Celestial paragons
Celestial paragons were the opposites of archfiends. They operated separately from deities and were rulers of different races of celestials.