As discussed in the section about spiritual symbolism an elohim's appearance is chosen by the elohim purposefully. One way this is reflected is in the appearance of wings and even further in the number and attitude of the wings. The elohim do not need wings to hover or fly. They are not subject to gravity. Like the faces of each Order, the wings are an expression of embracing their created purpose. Elyon has commissioned the holy elohim to protect humanity and the wings symbolize nurturing and protection.