From the Sons of God and the Daughters of Man – An Introduction to the Half-Angel, Nephilim.
Anyone that’s read my post, know that I love all things, weird, otherworldly, and paranormal. Most of the topics of my post are vampires, werewolves, and faeries. Well, today you’re in for a shocker-I’m not writing about any one of thee above (vampires, werewolves, and faeries, that is). Yes people; this kid is no one trick pony. Today, my subject of choice is of a divine nature.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.Genesis6:1-4
And such is the bible’s first description of the Nephilim; the giant, half-human offspring of angels. While there is mention of the divine offspring in the Torah as well, no religious text speaks more of the doomed race, than The Book of Enoch. While most Christian groups don’t consider the text religious canon, The Book of Enoch, is composed of five sections. The first two sections, The Book of the Watchers and The Book of Parables of Enoch, speak of the Angels, Fallen Angels, and the Nephilim.
I first became interested in nephilim after watching an episode of the X-Files, entitled All Souls. In the episode, Mulder and Skully are tasked with finding the cause of death of a young girl, by Skully’s priest. The girl’s body is found with her eyes burned out of her head, and herhands upturned towards the heavens.
She turns out to be a one of a set of quadruplets, and Skully finds herself racing against time, to find the other sisters and prevent their deaths at the hands of a Dark Figure. This figure is shown to have wings and the faces of a lion, satyr, and a fierce bird. I won’t give an entire synopsis for the episode, but it sparked my fascination with the subject.
My fascination with angels and the nephilim, grew by leaps and bounds with the each new release of the Prophecy film series. If you haven’t seen the first three movies, with the wonderful Christopher Walkens, do yourself a favor and check them out today. Walkens plays the Archangel, Gabriel, and his mission goes from trying to destroy mankind, in the first movie, to trying to prevent the birth of a nephilim, in the second movie, and helping prevent said nephilim’s death, in the third installment.
The icing on the cake was the Fox Family adaption of The Fallen, series of novels by, Thomas E. Sniegoski. In the mini-series, Paul Wesley, plays Aaron Corbett, a young man that learnshe’s a nephilim, and fated to redeem fallen angels so that they can return to heaven.
After Fallen aired, I began researching the subject in earnest. My research and captivation with angels and nephilim, has manifested itself into my first young adult title, UnBound: Battle of the Half-Angels.
Here’s a small synopsis:
In the days of old, nephillim walked the earth. Half-human and half-angel, their existence is forbidden; a crime so severe that it caused angels to fall from the heavens. After the Great Flood, any remaining nephillim were ordered bound, stripped of their powers.
But Lucifer and his Fallen have broken divine rules, one too many times. Now heaven’s misfits, the nephillim, may be mankind’s only hope at surviving the coming battle between the Light and the Dark.
UnBound: Battle of the Half Angels, will be released soon from Copperhill Media. But until then, be sure to check back regularly for new post on the fascinating subject. And check out the trailer below. As always, you can read more about my work from my post here or at http://frogenyozurt.com/, or by checking out my website, http://www.ronniemassey.com/.