…And before the throne was something like a sea of glass, as clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, covered with eyes in front and back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second like a calf, the third had a face like a man, and the fourth was like an eagle in flight. And each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around and within. Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”…Revelation 4:6,7,8
The form of their faces was that of a man, and each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, the face of an ox on the left side, and also the face of an eagle. Ezekiel 1:10
While Revelation is more detailed, it appears Ezekiel saw the same creatures, referred to as living simply because they are breathing and talking or singing. Even though it says ox, calf is much the same, These are seraphim because they have six wings.
This picture may not be exact but gives us an idea, since it has wings, but not six and eagle feet. I wa wondering if they are separate or if the faces change as they turn right or left or is John just describing the side they are on. I can in no way give you a better description, we would have to see one, wouldn’t we?
The mythical creatures we hear or read about are a copy or rather a similar version, having been created and rendered throughout art and literature, since most Greek were not Christians, they had their own heroes and villains in mythology, and even Hercules is somewhat their version of Christ.
Jesus is the way to heaven and we may be in for a surprise to see what interesting angels there are, they are not all cherubs but all are powerful in some way.