Chapter 4: The Nefilim: Sex and Demigods

“…hidden behind the tale of the Deluge is an episode of Divine Encounters of a totally new kind – an episode without which the Deluge tale itself would lose its biblical rational.

“The biblical tale of the Deluge, the great Flood, begins in chapter 6 of Genesis with eight enigmatic verses… The fifth verse is supposed to offer both explanation and justification: “And Yahweh saw that the wickedness of Man was great on the Earth, and that every imagination of his heart’s thoughts was evil.” Therefore (verse six) “Yahweh repented that He had made Man upon the Earth, and it grieved Him at His heart.”

“…pointing the accusing finger at humanity, only increases the puzzle of the chapter’s first four verses, whose subject is not at all humanity but the deities themselves, and whose focus is the intermarriage between “the sons of God” and “the daughters of the Adam.”

“And if one wonders, What has all that got to do with the excuse for the Deluge as a punishment of Mankind, the answer can be given in one word: SEX … Not human sex, but Divine Sex. Divine encounters for the purpose of sexual intercourse.

“The opening verses of the Deluge tale in the Bible, echoing ancient sins and calamitous purgatory, have been a preacher’s delight: That was a time that set an example, the time when “there were giants upon 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…”

“…Properly translated, this is how the Bible describes the circumstances that preceded and led to the Deluge:

And it came to pass,
When the Earthlings began to increase in
number upon the face of the Earth,
and daughters were born unto them,
that the sons of the Elohim
saw the daughters of the Earthlings,
that they were compatible.
And they took unto themselves
wives of whichever they chose.

The Nefilim were upon the Earth
in those days, and thereafter too,
when the sons of the Elohim
cohabited with the daughters of the Adam
and they bore children to them.


“The biblical term Nefilim, the sons of the Elohim who were then upon the Earth, parallels the Sumerian Anunnaki (“Those Who From Heaven to Earth Came”); the Bible itself (Numbers 13:33) explains that by pointing out that the Nefilim were “sons of Anak” (Hebrew rendering of Anunnaki). The time preceding the Deluge was thus a time when the young Anunnaki males began to have sex with young human females; and being compatible, had children by them – offspring part mortal and part “divine”: demigods.

“…Although the Bible itself does not say when the intermarriage began, except to state that it “came to pass when the Earthlings began to increase in number” and to spread upon the Earth, the Pseudepigraphic books reveal that the sexual involvement of young gods with human females became a major issue in the time of Enoch – well before the Deluge (since Enoch was the seventh Patriarch of the ten pre-Diluvial ones.) According to the Book of Jubilees one of the matters regarding which Enoch had “testified” concerned “angels of the Lord that had descended to Earth and who had begun to unite themselves, and thus be defiled, with the daughters of men, those who had begun to unite themselves, and thus be defiled, with the daughters of men…”

“…The Book of Enoch throws more light on what had happened:

And it came to pass when the children of men
had multiplied, that in those days were born
unto them beautiful and comely daughters.
And the angels, the Children of Heaven,
saw and lusted after them,
and said to one another:
“Come, let us choose wives from among the
children of men, and beget us children.”


“According to this source, this was not a development resulting from individual acts, from a young Anunnaki here and another one there getting overcome by lust. There is a hint that the sexual urge was augmented by a desire to have offspring; and that the choosing of human wives was a deliberate decision by a group of Anunnaki acting in concert. Indeed, as we peruse the text further, we read that after the idea had germinated.

Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them:

“I fear ye will not agree to do this deed, and I
alone shall have to pay the penalty for a great sin.”
And they all answered and said:
“Let us all swear an oath, and all
bind ourselves by mutual imprecations, not to
abandon this plan but to do this thing.”


“So they all gathered together and bound themselves by an oath “to do this thing” although it was a violation of “the law of their ordinance.” The scheming angels, we learn as we read on, descended upon Mount Hermon (“Mount of Oath”), at the southern end of the mountains of Lebanon. “Their number was two hundred, those who in the day of Jared came down upon the summit of Mount Hermon.” The two hundred divided themselves into subgroups of ten; the Book of Enoch provides the names of the group leaders, “The chiefs of Ten.” The whole affair was thus a well organized effort by sex-deprived and childless “sons of the Elohim” to remedy the situation.

“…Was such a “do what you have to do while I look away?” ploy behind the oath-taking ceremony atop Mount Hermon? Was at least one principal leader, an elder of the Anunnaki (Enki?) who looked away, while another (perhaps Enlil?) was so upset?

“A little know Sumerian text may have a bearing on the question. Regarded as a “mythical tablet” by E. Chiera (in Sumerian Religious Texts), it tells the story of a young god named Martu who complained about his spouseless life, and we learn from it intermarriage with human females was both common and not a sin – providing it was done by permission and not without the young woman’s consent:

In my city I have friends,
they have taken wives.
I have companions,
they have taken wives.
In my city, unlike my friends,
I have not taken a wife;
I have no wife,
I have no children.


“…The above-quoted complaint by Martu was addressed to his mother, an unnamed goddess. She wanted to know whether the maiden whom he desired “appreciated his gaze.” When it was so determined, the gods gave Martu the needed permission. The rest of the text describes how the other young gods prepared a marriage feast, and how the residents of Nin-ab were summoned by the beat of a copper drum to witness the ceremony.

“If we read the available texts as versions of the same pre-historic record, we can envision the predicament of the young Anunnaki males and the unwelcome solution. There were six hundred Anunnaki who had come to Earth and another three hundred who operated the shuttlecraft, spacecraft, and other facilities such as a space station. Females were few among them.

“…An insight into the sexual habits on Nibiru itself can be gleaned from the records, in various God Lists that the Sumerian and subsequent nations had kept, concerning Anu himself. He had fourteen sons and daughters from his official spouse Antu; but in addition he had six concubines…

“…All these instances (Mr. Sitchin also gives reports about Enlil and Enki, their official and non official spouses) serve to illustrate the dire shortage of females among the Anunnaki who had come to Earth. After the Deluge, as the Sumerian God Lists attest, with second and third generations of Anunnaki around, a better male-female balance was attained. But the shortage of females was obviously acute in the long pre-Diluvian times.

“…The planetary intermarriage required strict permission. With the behavioral code of the Anunnaki viewing rape as a serious offence (even Enlil, the supreme commander, was sentenced to exile when he date-raped the young nurse; he was forgiven after he married her), the new form of Divine Encounters was regulated and required permission which, we learn from the Sumerian text was given only if the human female “appreciated the gaze” of the young god.

“So two hundred of the young ones took matter into their own hands, swore an oath to do it all together and face the results as a group, and swooped down among the Daughters of Men to pick out wives. The outcome – totally unanticipated when the Adam was created – was a new breed of people: Demigods.

“…The new kind of Divine Encounters, resulting in a new (though limited) breed of humans, created problems not only for the leadership of the Anunnaki, but also for Mankind. The Bible recognizes the sexual intercourse between Anunnaki and humans as the most significant aspect of the events preceding and leading to the Deluge, doing so by the enigmatic prefacing of the tale of the flood with the verses that record the intermarriage phenomenon.

“…The very first reported instance concerns the very hero of the Deluge and his family – Noah and his parents. The report also raises the question whether the hero of the Deluge (called Ziusudra in the Sumerian texts and Utnapishtim in the Akkadian version) was in fact a demigod.

“Scholars believe that among the sources for the Book of Enoch there was a lost text that had been called the Book of Noah… fragments of such a book were found among the Dead Sea scrolls in caves in the Qumran area, not far from Jericho.

“…According to the relevant sections of the book, when Bath-Enosh, the wife of Lamech, gave birth to Noah, the baby boy was so unusual that he aroused tormenting suspicions in the mind of Lamech

“…In other words, Lamech suspected that his wife’s pregnancy was induced not by him but by one of the “sons of the God of Heaven,” one of the “Watchers“!

“…The pseudepigraphical sources conclude the tale with the reassurances about Noah’s parentage and the explanation that his unusual features and intelligence were just signs of the forthcoming role as the savior of the human seed. As for us, we must remain wondering, since according to the Sumerian sources of the tale the hero of the Deluge was, in all probability, a demigod.

“…What was the truth about Noah’s parentage? Was he a demigod as Lamech had suspected, or his own seed as the offended Bath-Enosh had reassured him? The Bible says of Noah (to follow the common translation) that he was “a just man, perfect in his generation; and Noah walked with God.” A more literal translation would be ” a righteous man, of perfect genealogy, who walked with the Elohim.” The last qualification is identical to that employed by the Bible to describe Enoch’s divine contacts; and one must wonder whether there is more than meets the eye in the innocuous biblical statement.

“Be it as it may, it is certain that by breaking their own taboos the young Anunnaki/Nefilim launched a chain of events which was full of ironies. They took the daughters of Man as wives because they were genetically compatible; but it was as a consequence of having been so re-engineered and perfected, that Mankind was doomed to be terminated … It was not the human females who lusted after the young Anunnaki, but the other way around; ironically, it was Mankind that had to bear the brunt of punishment, for “Yahweh had repented that He had made The Adam upon the Earth,” and resolved “to wipe The Adam, whom I had created, off the face of the Earth.”

“…But if a new kind of Divine Encounter – the sexual one – had led to the near-demise of Mankind, it was yet another kind of Divine Encounter – a whispered one – that led to its salvation

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