| PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:|
a common description of a celestial is a tall, winged humanoid who emits radiant light and has a piercing, intense gaze; this varies widely, as celestials choose forms that best suit them, and many are not humanoid at all
Ideal celestials do not have an associated deity. Instead, they represent an ideal, principles such as "justice," "innocence," "truth," "happiness," etc. A celestial may represent an ideal that is the domain of a deity without necessarily being associated with that deity; ideal celestials often seem to arise spontaneously from the aether of the various higher planes simply because of devotion of mortal followers to the ideals in question. In short, they are champions of positive ideology.
Like their deific cousins, ideal celestials have no innate gender and their physical bodies are functionally what they wish them to be. Ideal celestials are more likely to produce offspring with mortals than deific celestials; this is mostly because ideal celestials are not bound by the whims of a deity but rather by the furthering of a less specific agenda. Being technically non-sexual, celestials reproduce by the mingling of essences with mortal beings, though this can occur during more "traditional" sexual contact, and it typically manifests itself as a very pleasant sensation in the recipient that is similar to feelings of arousal or orgasm. If the mortal parent is female, they become responsible for gestation and delivery of the offspring. If the mortal parent is male, the celestial carries the seeds of the offspring within its aura until it has matured and is ready to be delivered; most celestials will manifest feminine forms for the purpose.