It is said that whoever lays eyes on a Seraph would instantly be incinerated, due to the immense brightness of the Seraph. They are described as very tall, with six wings and four heads - one for each of the cardinal directions. One pair of wings are for flying, one for covering their eyes (even they may not look directly at God), and one for covering their feet. They are in the direct presence of God. The name literally means the 'fiery serpants", Seraph belong to the highest order in the hierarchy of Angels and are rarely encountered. They are beings of pure light and are bestowed with great wisdom and power.