Myth: Angels Have Halos
The halo, also called a nimbus, represents a radiant light above the head of a divine or sacred being. If you were asked to describe an angel, you would probably mention a halo in your characterization. While halos are commonly associated with angels, particularly in art and popular culture, angels were never mentioned as having a halo. In fact, halos are found nowhere in the Bible. Many ancient societies, including the Egyptians, Indians and Romans used a circular sign to suggest mystical or supernatural forces, such as angels at work.