The Principalities are the angels that guide and protect nations, or groups of people, and institutions such as the Church. The Principalities preside over bands of angels and charge them with fulfilling the divine ministry. There are some who administer and some who assist.
They are shown wearing a crown and carrying a scepter, with massive metallic wings of a dimly gold color. They also are shown to be wearing humanoid masks of various silver and gold colors, and rarely do they ever reveal their faces.
Their duty also is said to be to carry out the orders given to them by the angels of the upper sphere and bequeath blessings to the material world. Their task is to oversee groups of people. As beings related to the world of the germinal ideas, they are said to inspire living things to many things such as art or science.