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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A-Z Blog Hop: Nephilim


Angels descended from heaven to watch over humanity. As they did this, their lust for human women grew and they bred with them. The result was the Nephilim, who were supposedly giants.  Nephilim means “fallen” or “those who were cast down.” In Genesis 6:4, however, it’s suggested that the Nephilim were around before the angels descended.  It states: “They were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.”

God grew angry at the corruption that spread from cohabitation of angels and man. He decided to destroy not only the humans but all life on earth. He chose Noah and his family alone to survive the Flood. And it rained for forty days and forty nights.

However, not all the Nephilim perished. They have been mentioned throughout other books in the bible. In numbers that are the Anakim, so big that the men are like grasshoppers. Enoch 15:8-9 states that they shall be called evil spirits on earth and they will dwell both on earth and in the earth, making them demons.

Nephilim play a large part in the book I’m currently writing (Book 2 of the Van Helsing Organization) but they are not the giants as mentioned in the bible. Nor are they evil. They can be the children of angels, but some can also be considered the children of other pantheons. The Greek heroes would have been Nephilim in my mythology.

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11 comments:

  1. I'm putting A Prescription for Delirium on my Good Reads list. Thank you for the referral.
    Connie
    A to Z-ing
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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    1. Thanks so much Connie. And thanks for stopping by.

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  3. What typifies nephilim in your fiction? Do they just have superpowers? Or are the cognitively different entities from humans?

    John at The Bathroom Monologues

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    1. Thanks for stopping by John. They are mostly humans with superpowers. Let me start with another type of human with powers. Emissaries are gifted by spirits, angels, gods, or demons, and can act as their avatar for the material world, which means that the entity can choose to posses them. When an Emissary has a child, some of that power can be passed to them, thus creating a Nephilim.

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  4. The old myths fascinate me. In no way do I think they're real. However, in your imagination they've grown into books. Well done.
    Francene.
    A - Z Challenge
    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I had a friend at uni who always used to talk about the Nephilim; he used to write fiction about them. Always a fascinating subject.

    Tasha's Thinkings

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    1. They are indeed. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. It was nice to see this post, I'm also using Nephilim in my books, my demons are divided into two clans, the Watchers and Nephilim. Thank you for the bible quotes.

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    1. That sounds like an interesting story idea. I'd love to check it out.

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