This just in: Thor is not a Disney princess unless the new woman playing the character is a daughter of Odin that has been kept from Thor, Loki, Frigga, and the general public for hundreds of years, or an actual princess from some other culture.

Also her name shouldn’t be Thor unless Thor has become a title like Captain America instead of a name.

anuvia

anuvia:

Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday

Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care

Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

That’s actually a really good question.

I can understand why in the long past but, why still today? I think it would be really neat to walk into a church and see angels of different ethnicities.

One that has a pretty good answer! While there is nothing to my knowledge preventing an angel from being a different ethnicity (and I agree it would be cool to see more often), many depictions of them in churches and whatnot are of angels that appeared to Israelites (specific scenes in the Bible), and since their description is typically along the line of “handsome man”, it’s safe to assume they appeared to be the same ethnicity as the person who saw them (mostly Israelites in the Bible). Other ones depicted are frequently the two named angels Gabriel and Michael, who would both most likely also appear to be that ethnicity for the same reason. Lastly, all descriptions of angels are described as having “shining faces”, which, if you are not a very skilled painter, is usually just easier to show by making them brighter than they would be otherwise, and to the people who saw them in the Bible, may have just appeared white like light (ethnicity unknown/featureless, just shining white).

Possibly more interesting is why they are depicted with wings, when they are never described as having such. In fact, any who were seen coming down from heaven were said to have used a staircase. Probably an ethereal and cool looking staircase but still, angels gotta use stairs, yo.