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==Characteristics and usage==
 
==Characteristics and usage==
Enochian is used by all angels. Angel memory and directives are hardwired into their brain through Enochian, as evidenced by [[Naomi]]'s work with [[Samandriel]].<ref name="Little Slice Kevin">''[[A Little Slice of Kevin]]''</ref> However, it also has been used by a few other creatures as well. [[Lilith]], the first demon, was said by [[Belphegor]] to be the only being in hell who speak in Enochian. But two other high-tier [[demons]] — [[Alastair]] and [[Crowley]] — have shown the ability to use Enochian [[Enochian sigil|sigils]] as well.<ref name="Death Takes a Holiday">''[[Death Takes A Holiday]]''</ref><ref name="Torn and Frayed" /> In addition, Crowley has exhibited knowledge not just of the written form, but also of the spoken form of the language. In one case, low level demons, too, displayed some knowledge of written Enochian; it was when Abaddon's lackeys keyed the Winchester's [[Impala]] to leave Crowley a message in Enochian: a threat from Abaddon.<ref>''[[Blade Runners]]''</ref> The [[Whore of Babylon]] also knew a spell using spoken Enochian.<ref name="Little Slice Kevin" /> [[Dr. Visyak]], a [[purgatory]] native, has knowledge of its written form.<ref name="Let It Bleed">''[[Let It Bleed]]''</ref> [[Ash]], a human hacker, became fluent with the language after residing in Heaven for some time.<ref name="Dark Side Moon">''[[Dark Side of the Moon]]''</ref>
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Enochian is used by all angels. Angel memory and directives are hardwired into their brain through Enochian, as evidenced by [[Naomi]]'s work with [[Samandriel]].<ref name="Little Slice Kevin">''[[A Little Slice of Kevin]]''</ref> However, it also has been used by a few other creatures as well. [[Lilith]], the first demon, was said by [[Belphegor]] to be the only being in hell who speak in Enochian. But three other high-tier [[demons]] — [[Alastair]], [[Crowley]], and probably [[Abaddon]] — have shown the ability to use Enochian [[Enochian sigil|sigils]] as well.<ref name="Death Takes a Holiday">''[[Death Takes A Holiday]]''</ref><ref name="Torn and Frayed" /> In addition, Crowley has exhibited knowledge not just of the written form, but also of the spoken form of the language. In one case, low level demons, too, displayed some knowledge of written Enochian; it was when Abaddon's lackeys keyed the Winchester's [[Impala]] to leave Crowley a message in Enochian: a threat from Abaddon.<ref>''[[Blade Runners]]''</ref> Most likely, however, those demons learned the sentence they transcribed from her. The [[Whore of Babylon]] also knew a spell using spoken Enochian.<ref name="Little Slice Kevin" /> [[Dr. Visyak]], a [[purgatory]] native, has knowledge of its written form.<ref name="Let It Bleed">''[[Let It Bleed]]''</ref> [[Ash]], a human hacker, became fluent with the language after residing in Heaven for some time.<ref name="Dark Side Moon">''[[Dark Side of the Moon]]''</ref>
 
===Spoken Form===
 
===Spoken Form===
 
[[File:Enochian.jpg|thumb|Angels communicating in Enochian as captured by Ash.]]
 
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==References==
 
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Dean: And the Enochian exorcism?
Castiel: Fake. It actually means "You breed with the mouth of a goat"... It's funnier in Enochian.
— Castiel
in 99 Problems

Enochian is the language that originated from angels. Aside from its use for communication, Enochian is used for various spellwork and rituals.

Characteristics and usage

Enochian is used by all angels. Angel memory and directives are hardwired into their brain through Enochian, as evidenced by Naomi's work with Samandriel.[1] However, it also has been used by a few other creatures as well. Lilith, the first demon, was said by Belphegor to be the only being in hell who speak in Enochian. But three other high-tier demonsAlastair, Crowley, and probably Abaddon — have shown the ability to use Enochian sigils as well.[2][3] In addition, Crowley has exhibited knowledge not just of the written form, but also of the spoken form of the language. In one case, low level demons, too, displayed some knowledge of written Enochian; it was when Abaddon's lackeys keyed the Winchester's Impala to leave Crowley a message in Enochian: a threat from Abaddon.[4] Most likely, however, those demons learned the sentence they transcribed from her. The Whore of Babylon also knew a spell using spoken Enochian.[1] Dr. Visyak, a purgatory native, has knowledge of its written form.[5] Ash, a human hacker, became fluent with the language after residing in Heaven for some time.[6]

Spoken Form

Enochian

Angels communicating in Enochian as captured by Ash.

The language's spoken form is unintelligible to many beings. It could be translated to human language as evidenced when Castiel translated a fake exorcism chant to mean as 'you breed with the mouth of a goat'.[7] However, when angels use it without relying on their vessel's vocal ability, the language is akin to a high-frequency noise that could shatter glass,[8] destroy human auditory senses, or, in extreme cases and prolonged exposure, kill humans.[9] Through 'angel radio', the language sounds like unintelligible whispers, unless interpreted by someone who is familiar with the language, as demonstrated by Anna when she was human.[10] Ash, a hacker who managed to tap into Heaven's system, picked up several angel conversations which featured the same high-pitch noise and whispers. 'Angel radio' could also be tapped and interpreted through the use of advanced technology. This was demonstrated by the demon Cecily from Waldroff Financial.[11]

Use in spells include, but are not limited to, angel summoning rituals, tracking spells, and others.

Written Form

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Enochian runes on Bobby's house.

The language's written form consists mostly of symbols that resemble runes, from simple ones to elaborate symbols inscribed by circles and squares. These runes have power imbibed with their meaning, and could be used defensively to ward off angels. Written Enochian could be used for other purposes, such as creation of couples with the help of a cupid and its bow.[12] Removing the sigils or writing over the sigils could remove the effects of the sigils.[3] Enochian symbols could be written to appear invisible to the unaided eye.[2]

Notes

  • A pre-Enochian language exists which contains a sigil that represented the Knights of Hell. Whether or not the language is completely different and separate or merely the precursor that evolved into Enochian is unknown.

Appearances

References

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