|Powers and Abilities||Superhuman strength, healing, can siphon souls from bodies.|
|Vulnerabilities||Angel Banishing Sigil, Angel Blade, Angel Sword, holy fire|
|Episode(s)||10.20 Angel Heart|
There were hundreds of us, but now... each of our names inscribed on our swords. A brotherhood of perfectly crafted, engineered beings sent to protect you pathetic, bottom-feeding disasters.
Grigori are watcher angels, who were some of the first placed on Earth to watch and protect humanity. They were an elite unit that went bad and were thought to have been wiped out. However, a handful survived and have been hiding on Earth, feeding off of human souls after placing them in comas.
Powers and abilities
- Soul consumption - The Grigori were able to devise away to slowly siphon souls from bodies for their consumption.
- Healing - Like all angels, the Grigori are capable of healing as well as returning any ailments to a human.
- Superhuman strength - Their strength exceeds that of humans and regular angels.
- Teleportation - The Grigori appeared to have been unaffected by the Fall, as Tamiel was shown capable of teleportation.
A Grigori by the name of Tamiel has been in hiding on Earth since God ordered the extermination of his kind, taking on various different aliases and feeding on the souls of humans. When Claire Novak is injured while trying to track her missing mother down, Dean, Sam and Castiel join her in her search. As they begin to discover what happened to Amelia Novak, Tamiel begins covering his tracks, first by killing Ronnie Cartwright, a blind man he healed in exchange for recruiting people to feed on.
Following up on the name "Peter Holloway" that Dean and Castiel learned by interrogating Ronnie Cartwright before his death, Sam and Castiel track the name to an abandoned farm outside of town. As Sam and Castiel split up to search the grounds, Sam is knocked out by Tamiel. When Sam comes to, he is confronted by Tamiel, who reveals that he is a grigori.
When Dean and Castiel arrive and search the farmhouse, they encounter Sam and he and Dean tell each other that Tamiel is actually a Grigori. Castiel explains the history of the Grigori and how they were wiped out long ago, but Sam explains that some survived and have been feeding on human souls. Later, Tamiel engages in battle with the Winchesters and Castiel, ending with Claire Novak killing Tamiel with his own angel sword.
Grigori in Lore
In Christian mythology, the Grigori are said to be "watcher angels" who were dispatched to Earth by God to watch over humanity. According to the Book of Enoch, these watcher angels soon began to lust for human women and proceeded to procreate with them, creating the race of giants known as nephilim who pillaged the earth. The grigori also went on to teach humanity various skills and forbidden knowledge, such as the creation of weaponry and sorcery. Eventually, God had seen enough and cleansed the Earth with a Great Flood, killing the nephilim and most living creatures, save for Noah, his family, and the animals that were on his ark. For their role, the grigori were bound in chains in the valleys of the Earth, to be kept in darkness until Judgement Day comes.