These were the Heroes
of old, the famous men of olden days.
5 - When God saw that the
wickedness of men was excessive on earth and that their thoughts and intents
were only evil,
6 - He repented that he had
made men on earth, and was grieved in his heart.
7 - And the Lord said: This
race of men whom I have created, I will wipe off and destroy from the face
of the earth...
Then follows the story of the Flood and of
Noah, who found grace with God and was saved in the Ark. The above relation
has been analyzed dozens of times, with little or no progress. However,
it is extremely important, for it explains why the Flood was brought about
by God s will. The story of Noah is, as many lake recognized, taken directly
from the Hindu one of Manu and the Fish (Matsya), from which is also derived
the Mesopotamian ones of Utnapishtin and Ziusudra.
The Giants are the Nephilim, the
Since the story of the Flood is Indian
in origin, it is in India that we must quest the clarification of the
obscure details of this enigmatic passage of the
Book of Genesis. First of all, who are the mysterious Giants, the children
of the Sons of God by the Daughters of Men? They are called
in the Hebrew original and, in other passages, by terms such as
Gibborim, Anakim, etc.. The Hebrew term implies a race of giant,
arrogant men like the Titans of the Greeks and the Rakshasas of the Hindus.
As the above quoted text explains, the
Nephilim are the famous Heroes of old, the sons of the Sons of God by the
Daughters of Men. The Sons of God are the Fallen Angels, and the Daughters
of Men are the ordinary mortals. In Greek terms, the Heroes were the hybrid
sons of mortal women by the gods, as is the case of Hercules, Jason, Perseus,
The experts have always seen in the Sons
of God the same as the Fallen Angels such as Jubal, Jabal and Tubal-Cain.
These taught all arts to men or, rather, to their fair, fickle daughters.
Hence, they are the Civilizing Heroes of humanity, to whom we owe all that
we know and, indeed, all that we are.
Other authorities affirm that the Sons
of God are the descendants of the Seth, the "replacement" of Abel, while
the Daughters of Men are, to them, the descendants of Cain. According to this view, the
Angels would be pure spirits, unable to beget children. In reality, the
Angels, fallen or not, and the Sons of God are indeed the Angirasas, the
Sons of Brahma. The word "angel" comes from the Greek
But it ultimately derives from the Sanskrit
angiras meaning "anointed one" or, yet, "igneous",
"shiny", implying the idea of a shiny meteor. As such, it applies to the
avatar of the Messias, who "fell from heaven like a lightning bolt". Angiras is also the archetypal Fallen Angel, Lucifer, who also fell from heaven as the
vajra, as a sort of celestial meteorite, as an envoy ("missile" or "emissary") from the gods.
The myth of Angiras closely evokes that
of the Fall of Lucifer. It also recalls that of Son of Man falling from
heaven "like a thunderbolt" and becoming "the rejected capping stone" that
became the founding stone of the Temple. As a sort of fallen god, Angiras
became the "Prince of this World", as well as the intermediary between
gods and men. It is from this role that derives the etym of
as an envoy or intermediator or emissary.