Friday, March 12, 2010
Dark Angels: The Fallen and Nephilim
A lot of the stories incorporate the mythology of the fallen angels and nephilim. Thought we'd take a closer look.
ANGELOLOGY by Danielle Trussoni). Nephilim may also mean 'giant', and they were thought to be large beasts that would make a man's heart fail at the sight of them. Goliath was deemed to be a nephilim.
The Fallen angels, also known as the Grigori or Watchers, according the the book of Enoch decided to fall from the heavens to choose wives from the mortals. Two hundred fell, and those who begat nephilim were cast into a place of 'total darkness' in punishment. Those fallen angels also spent some time teaching man the creative arts, such a metal working, cosmetics, writing and sorcery (all deemed sinful), and were punished for that as well. Some sources say the nephilim were erased from the earth after the Great Flood (go, Noah!) but other sources say they were bound 'in the valley of the earth until Judgment Day'.
What lore fascinates you about the fallen and their offspring?