The archangel of Michael, also known as St. Michael, is a painting icon from Chania, which was done between the years 1650-1699. St. Michael is known for protecting people from the evil that wanders throughout the world. this icon focuses on St. Michael and his power to defeat the serpent, also known as the devil. The painting uses powerful colors that resemble fire, which shows power and strength. The devil is in the form of a black snake, which represents evil.