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What is the word with the meaning "invisible helper"? It's like we don't know that person but he helps us. I am looking for a single word which can substitute it.

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If guardian angel works, then fairy godmother might work, too (particularly in the realm of children's literature). There's also the angel on my shoulder, if you're talking about helpful advice. – J.R. Aug 19 '12 at 14:42
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The only thing that comes to my mind is a guardian angel:

A spirit believed to protect and to guide a particular person.

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guardian angel is like a guru.. right? – pahnin Aug 19 '12 at 12:31
@pahnin: not exactly, I wouldn't claim that. Also, I've heard it used not only for spirits/angels, but also for people. I think you don't have to be spiritual to use the word :) – RiMMER Aug 19 '12 at 12:34
@FrantišekStanko Indeed, I believe this is the origin of angels to denote the investors in a Broadway production, who put up the money but remain (or at least the artists hope they remain) invisible behind the Producer. – StoneyB Aug 19 '12 at 12:45

Another concept, much like a guardian angel is spirit guide, described as

an entity that remains a disincarnate spirit in order to act as a guide or protector to a living incarnated human being

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