"We have only been around, our kind, for six thousand years," Raziel explained, "But the Earth and the people of it have been around for far, far longer. There are beings older than us, predating the Assyrians, even, and although I've never personally met any, I always wished to. I do know, however, that Azrael had a bit of a tryst with the Egyptian god, Bast. You could ask him about them if you wish." He smiled faintly, "I know of them and their stories, but saying that I know them personally would be a bald-faced lie."