Metatron is an Archangel and a Seraphim who sits beside God.
He supposedly was the Prophet Enoch before God turned him into an archangel.
His primary task among the heavenly court is to maintain the eternal archives of the Lord, recording each and every event that transpires and creating new ones.
Other variations on his name are; Metatetron, Merraton, and Metaraon.
He is one of the greatest of all angels, honored as the angel of the face, the angel of the presence, chief of the ministering angels, the chief recording angel, chancellor of heaven, the angel by whom the world is maintained, and a being so mighty that he possesses seventy-two other names.
Few angels have been the source of such a wide-ranging body of legends and tales, but precious few of the celestial hierarchy are credited with such majesty and power.
He was supposedly once a humble mortal being, the antediluvian patriarch Enoch. According to widely reported lore, Enoch earned such merit in the eyes of the Lord for his goodness and abilities as a scribe that he was taken to heaven, an event noted in the Book of Genesis (5:24).
As with all mythological characters Metatron is a Magician. There is a legend that speaks of two evil Egyptian sorcerers who used their advanced knowledge of magic to ascend to heaven. Such was their strength that neither Michael nor Gabriel could expel them. Metatron, however, broke their spells and cast out the impudent Egyptians. For this reason, Metatron is considered by some to be superior to most of the angels, including Michael, Gabriel, and Uriel.
After arriving in heaven he was transformed into a spirit of fire and equipped with 36 pairs of wings as well as innumerable eyes.
He was to be seated at the entrance of the seventh (highest) heaven upon a magnificent throne and all who approached the throne of God should first approach him, for he was henceforth the prince of wisdom and the prince of understanding.
Metatron became the foremost intermediary between the divine and the human, possessing experiences both of the Earthly and the Heavenly.
He is linked to many legends. He is the angel who prevented Abraham from sacrificing his son, Isaac; wrestled with Jacob; and led the Israelites under Moses out of the wilderness.
His female equivalent is Shekinah. His twin brother is Sandalphon.
The Metatron is a reference to the highest archangel of the Kabbalah at Kether or the crown. Metatron is also sometimes equated with Thoth or Hermes, author of the Emerald Tablets of Thot - As is Above, So is Below - the merge of polarities at Zero Point.
More properly, it should be associated with the supreme Egyptian god Ptah, also known as the Opener.