These were the Heroes of old, the famous men of olden days.
5 – When God saw that the wickedness of men was excessive on earth and that their thoughts and intents were only evil,
6 – He repented that he had made men on earth, and was grieved in his heart.
7 – And the Lord said: This race of men whom I have created, I will wipe off and destroy from the face of the earth…
Then follows the story of the Flood and of Noah, who found grace with God and was saved in the Ark. The above relation has been analyzed dozens of times, with little or no progress. However, it is extremely important, for it explains why the Flood was brought about by God s will. The story of Noah is, as many lake recognized, taken directly from the Hindu one of Manu and the Fish (Matsya), from which is also derived the Mesopotamian ones of Utnapishtin and Ziusudra.
The Giants are the Nephilim, the Fallen Angels
Since the story of the Flood is Indian in origin, it is in India that we must quest the clarification of the obscure details of this enigmatic passage of the Book of Genesis. First of all, who are the mysterious Giants, the children of the Sons of God by the Daughters of Men? They are called Nephilim in the Hebrew original and, in other passages, by terms such as Raphaim, Gibborim, Anakim, etc.. The Hebrew term implies a race of giant, arrogant men like the Titans of the Greeks and the Rakshasas of the Hindus.
As the above quoted text explains, the Nephilim are the famous Heroes of old, the sons of the Sons of God by the Daughters of Men. The Sons of God are the Fallen Angels, and the Daughters of Men are the ordinary mortals. In Greek terms, the Heroes were the hybrid sons of mortal women by the gods, as is the case of Hercules, Jason, Perseus, Dionysus, etc..
The experts have always seen in the Sons of God the same as the Fallen Angels such as Jubal, Jabal and Tubal-Cain. These taught all arts to men or, rather, to their fair, fickle daughters. Hence, they are the Civilizing Heroes of humanity, to whom we owe all that we know and, indeed, all that we are.
Other authorities affirm that the Sons of God are the descendants of the Seth, the “replacement” of Abel, while the Daughters of Men are, to them, the descendants of Cain. According to this view, the Angels would be pure spirits, unable to beget children. In reality, the Angels, fallen or not, and the Sons of God are indeed the Angirasas, the Sons of Brahma. The word “angel” comes from the Greek angelos through the Latin angelus.
But it ultimately derives from the Sanskrit angiras meaning “anointed one” or, yet, “igneous”, “shiny”, implying the idea of a shiny meteor. As such, it applies to the avatar of the Messias, who “fell from heaven like a lightning bolt”. Angiras is also the archetypal Fallen Angel, Lucifer, who also fell from heaven as the vajra, as a sort of celestial meteorite, as an envoy (“missile” or “emissary”) from the gods.
The myth of Angiras closely evokes that of the Fall of Lucifer. It also recalls that of Son of Man falling from heaven “like a thunderbolt” and becoming “the rejected capping stone” that became the founding stone of the Temple. As a sort of fallen god, Angiras became the “Prince of this World”, as well as the intermediary between gods and men. It is from this role that derives the etym of angelos as an envoy or intermediator or emissary.