The article contains information about people's notions about angels and the role they play in human life. Starting from the presentation of the heavenly forces hierarchy by Pseudo-Dionysius, the authors focus their attention on how people pictured angels as God's emissaries. Much space is devoted to contemporary relations, confirming the presence of the angels on earth also today. The texts of folk songs are also analysed, in which the angels accompany not only people, but also the Mother of God and the saints. Folk images of angels and the angel's features are also represented by the idiomatic expressions and anthroponyms, both secular and religious.