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Eleleth is an angel in Gnostic cosmology and one of the four Sethian luminaries. Eleleth appears in Hypostasis of the Archons and The Three Forms of the First Thought found in the Nag Hammadi library in 1945 and is probably mentioned in the Gospel of Judas as El.[1]

In The Hypostasis of the Archons Eleleth comes down from heaven to save Norea after she cried out to the Monad for help against the Archons, who try to seize her. After Eleleth appeared, the Archons withdraw from Norea, and Eleleth informs Norea about her true origin and the origin of the world.[2]


  1. ^ Lance Jenott The Gospel of Judas: Coptic Text, Translation, and Historical Interpretation of 'the Betrayer's Gospel Mohr Siebeck 2011 ISBN 978-3-161-50978-0 page 94
  2. ^ Willis Barnstone, Marvin Meyer The Gnostic Bible: Revised and Expanded Edition Shambhala Publications 2009 ISBN 978-0-834-82414-0 page 194-195