Nephilim, Anunnaki and Nibiru – now that’s a title, huh…what the heck is all that? I’m glad you asked :). As you know, I’ve written a horror book called Nephilim Genesis of Evil. This is the first in a trilogy (the second book will be out this summer). Many people have no idea who, or what, are the Nephilim. But I’ll tell you what, they make fantastic bad guys! I haven’t written a post on the Nephilim in a while, and I thought this time around I would get a viewpoint (I take a Biblical viewpoint on the Nephilim) from someone else interested in these paranormal creatures. So please welcome Jason Naveed Westby to the blog. Jason is sharing some of his thoughts on the Nephilim, Anunnaki and Nibiru. Read on….
Nephilim were the offspring of the sons of God and daughters of man, or so we are told in Genesis chapter six.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days — and also afterward – when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were heroes of old, men of renown. Genesis 6:4 NIV
Debate has raged for ages over who they truly were and no one has really come up with an adequate answer. Many theories have been put forth ranging from the mundane to the out-of-this-world. It is one of these theories that has intrigued me over the last few years, one that proposes the origins of the Nephilim date back further than their mention in the Bible. This theory proposes that the Nephilim are the consequence of an alien influence in Earth’s past, an influence that not only resulted in the creation of humanity, but also led to what would ultimately become the Nephilim. To understand this theory one must turn to a civilization that predates Judaism, the ancient Sumerians. There are many sources of information on the Sumerians, but to get where we are going the most reliable source, if you want to call it that, are the interpretations of Sumerian myth by Zecharia Sitchin.
Sitchin is the author of a series of books known as the Earth Chronicles, in which he has interpreted the Sumerian myths and their gods, the Anunnaki, as being accounts of extraterrestrials. These Anunnaki, according his interpretation, came from a planet in our solar system called Nibiru, which orbits the Earth elliptically like a comet. Due to this unusual orbit, Nibiru comes close to the sun, then goes back to the far reaches of the solar system roughly every 3,600 years, if Sitchin’s account is to be believed.
During the course of their history, the Anunnaki were forced to start looking for resources and a home elsewhere in our solar system. When the orbit of their home world, Nibiru, was closest to the sun they found Earth and began to colonize and mine it somewhere in the Fertile Crescent region of the Middle East. After awhile the Anunnaki decided that they wanted to lighten their labor load by creating a slave race. Using an advanced knowledge of genetics they combined their genetic material with that of primitive humans and modern man was born.
One of the consequences of this genetic tampering was that humans and the Anunnaki shared the same physical traits, making mankind look rather attractive to some of the Anunnaki. It was this attraction that led some of them to take human lovers and in the end, the offspring formed from these unions came to be known as the Nephilim. From these results came the tales of men who were half-god such as Gilgamesh, who went searching for immortality in an attempt to claim what he viewed as his rightful place in the heavenly abode, or place of the gods, the Anunnaki.
Nowadays a prevailing theory seems to blur of the lines between this concept and one of a more religious perspective. Many believe that the Nephilim are indeed the offspring of fallen angels and humans as Christianity teaches, but have manipulated things throughout history to disguise themselves as aliens. A sly diversion if you will, to steer mankind away from God. Which theory, if any, is right? We may never know. This is just one of many perspectives on the Nephilim, and more may be on the horizon.
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Thanks Jason! You can check out his blog here.
So, all my readers, what are your thoughts on the Nephilim? In my horror book, the Nephilim are not alien, but if you want to be spooked out, you should read it :).