The Elohim were the first creatures created by God, born from His radiance on the first day of Creation. Each Elohim is a mote of divine power and wisdom, and their light was the first dawn of Creation. They stood at the edge of the cosmos, pushing back the void, for God made them to be the guardians and caretakers of all that He created.
To be more specific, Elohim are those angels that still serve directly under God. Elohim that participated in the Fall and subsequent Rebellion are no longer considered Elohim, but are instead referred to as the Fallen. Some Fallen who see themselves as wrongfully banished to the Abyss still refer to themselves as Elohim, but are not actually accepted as such by either God nor their brethren.
Elohim are spirits of pure light. Although an Elohim's Visage varies with their House, they are generally humanoid in appearance, but with large feathered wings on their backs.
Although they are of the same race and once dwelt in Heaven with them, the Elohim, full of contempt, do not acknowledge the Fallen as their own.
The word "Elohim" comes from Hebrew אלוהים. The literal translation is "The Mighty One", often used to describe the Hebrew god.