Nephilim, Anunnaki and Nibiru

Nephilim, Anunnaki and Nibiru – now that’s a title, huh…what the heck is all that?  I’m glad Nephilimyou 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 :).

About Renée Pawlish

Award-winning author Renée Pawlish writes the bestselling horror book, Nephilim Genesis of Evil, the Reed Ferguson mystery series, short stories and non-fiction ghost stories.
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20 Responses to Nephilim, Anunnaki and Nibiru

  1. Woelf says:

    I’ve been doing research into the origins of the Nephilim for a couple of years now. I’m doing it for a fantasy series I’m currently creating, only I did not go the alien route, but the supernatural, of course, using liberal creative license, and it takes place on earth during the antediluvian period. Talk about being taken for a historical ride. You can get lost so easily in all the data and plot possibilities. During my research I discovered Sitchin’s work as well, and thought it was interesting, but I also read of those who criticised his work, for whatever reason. However, the bottom line is that there are some brilliant ideas out there waiting to be transformed.

  2. I can’t wait to discover the truth of the matter one day. Very interesting. Looking forward to seeing you both on History Channel one day!

  3. Gilly Fraser says:

    Wow – all of that is completely new to me – and it’s blown my mind! It’s truly fascinating stuff and makes me want to know a great deal more. Thank you for expanding my horizons – always a good thing!

  4. Obviously, my series is about the same subject, though we both have very different takes on what the Nephilim (I call them Nephil in my series) actually are. Mine are tied to the Enochian magick system and multi-dimensional beings, rather than space-faring beings, but I love your version! I’m also curious about Woelf’s take, as well. The subject is endlessly fascinating and leaves so much room for interpretation. One of the great things about these gaps in “history”.

    • Renée Pawlish says:

      Actually, my version is ancient Biblical beings (in case anyone thinks mine are about aliens :). Yours sounds interesting as well. Thanks for your comment.

    • Woelf says:

      I agree. I have long been fascinated by this period and the theories that goes with it. I played with the idea of calling them Nephi instead of outright Nephilim, but then I discovered that a man named Nephi was responsible for the Mormon movement ( I put it simply as this process apparently started about 500 BC). So I thought, okay, I’l stay away from that one. In the end I decided not to make any reference to the name Nephilim, but dove into the different mythologies of the time, dealing with giants (which is pretty much in every culture), and then connect the dots and go from there. My series takes place on a young earth, the giants are the baddies and they have “gods” for daddies, so the cards are really stacked against the humans and their fight for survival. The research on this was and is fascinating and you can easily be dragged off into any direction at any time, and I have been, a number of times.

      Btw, I am busy with the Kayson Cycle and love your style of writing Jonathan.

      Renee, love your blog and your contribution to aspiring and existing writers. Thanks, it is appreciated. I am actually also busy with your “Elvis and the Sports Card Cheat” and I love the premise. My problem is that I have like 8 or 9 books I am currently reading, while writing, plus family responsibilities. Oh how I long for the time when I could actually finnish reading a book in one sitting. lol

      • Renée Pawlish says:

        Thanks for your comment and support. Yours sounds like a quite a read. And I hope you enjoy the Reed Ferguson short story. He is a fun character to write :).

  5. Jo VonBargen says:

    All the theories are fascinating to me, and maybe the truth lies somewhere in between, or maybe not. I’m more interested in Nibiru itself, simply because almost all the indigenous peoples of the world have ancient lore that includes it. Plus the fact that you can see it on Nasa’s own space-based observatories (STEREO). I have a pic on my blog from the LASCO C2 outer coronagraph. The Passage

  6. Fascinating stuff! I read Nephilim Genesis of Evil a while back and wondered if there would be a sequel. Looking forward to it!

  7. I’ve heard all the different versions of the Nephilim story (and seen a really bad SyFy movie based on the premise). I don’t believe the Nephilim had any physical existence, but rather existed in the minds of the people who told and retold the stories. Basically they’re akin to the giants and fairy folks of European myth. Which doesn’t make them any less real in one sense. I’m of the firm belief that when it comes to these sorts of things that their physical existence is almost secondary to their cultural currency – what gives them life is the fact that people believe the legends. It’s irrelevant, almost, whether or not they were an actual biological organism. This is an idea I’ve been toying with here recently in my own work on my blog, haha

    I will however say that the idea of a planet Nibiru is nothing but pure fancy. I’ve seen where astronomers pointed out that the planet’s (aka Planet X by some) orbit would have to be so strongly elliptical as to almost be a straight line, if it’s projected orbital path were accurate. That would basically mean it would zoom off into space all on its own haha. Plus, why would an object of that size orbit Earth rather than the Sun? And why would it not have any effect on Earth’s orbit? It’d seem to me that Earth would have a wildly eccentric orbit if it had a second satellite orbiting it in such an odd way.

    Plus, Nibiru hasn’t been observed. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a 9th planet out there (nope Pluto doesn’t count :P). I personally believe there is probably either a planet or a failed star (a brown dwarf) beyond the Kuiper Belt or even further out beyond the Oort Cloud. But such a planet would likely be uninhabitable, as it would be frigidly cold. And likely a gas giant.

    • Renée Pawlish says:

      Interesting take. I also don’t believe the Nibiru stuff, but it’s fun to bat all of this around. And as I’ve said before, the Nephilim make great bad guys :).

  8. EW Greenlee says:

    In my mythological trilogy, “The Chosen One of Allivar” I have the Gregoron or “Watchers” of the forbidden lands. This was inspired researching the Nephilim, the book of Enoch, etc. My main character is of the Nephilliad race, but he is a hero. It is the Gregoron that are evil. Soon to follow are the “Chronicles” which will go further into the detail of the history, as the Silmarillion did for Middle Earth.

    Fascinating topic and great for inclusion into stories.

    • Renée Pawlish says:

      That’s a great, different twist. I read a lot about the watchers as I research my book. There’s a lot of interesting stuff on this topic. Thanks for your comment and good luck to you with your writing and series.

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