Ignoring Cas’s blunt and completely hilarious sense of dry humor for a moment, think about what he’s actually saying here. Castiel is the name given to him by God. Castiel translates roughly to ‘my cover is God’ or ‘shield of God’ in Biblical theophory—the ‘el’ suffix means ‘God’, and ‘iel’ means ‘of God.’ Cas is the name given to him by Dean. Deliberately or not, Dean removed the part of Cas’s name that means ‘of God’, and left him with ‘shield’. Castiel isn’t actually a Biblical angel—it’s a variant of the name ‘Cassiel’, who was an archangel in the Kabbalah responsible for observing the Earth with no interference. Making it up as we go, indeed.
Shield of god?
Remember in season 5 when cas stood by chuck’s side?
And now Chris Evans with the weather. Chris?
Thank you, Chris. In other news… Odin has once again fallen into Odinsleep and the princes are, once again, throwing one of the wildest parties this side of the Nine Realms… The damage expenses are expected to be in the millions of Jotuns…
Now we’ll turn over to Jeremy Renner with Sports. Are you having fun out there, Jeremy?
Oh… okay then, thanks Jeremy for that in-depth response.
And now Robert Downey Jr with the stock report.
And now to conclude with Odin
It’s a beautiful day and Loki’s still adopted
‘So it was she who told you.’
Poirot said gently, ‘Excuse me; she did not tell me.’
‘But then, how do you know?’
‘Because I’m Hercule Poirot I do not need to be told.’