Names, faces and places

A timeline of Nephilim movement through the world
"c. 9,000 BC: A settlement in the Kurdistan Highlands is established and known as Dilman, Kharsag, or Eden. Situated near Lake Van, this community became the home for a shamanic culture which is later transformed into the myths of Watchers (Judaism), ahuras (Iran), or Anannage (Sumerian-Akkadian)."

The names of the Watchers
"According to the Book of Enoch, exactly 200 Watchers fell to Earth to take human wives. It names 20 of these, explaining that each one was a leader in a group of 10."

Israel: Images of Shemyaza
"And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him 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.'"

Israel: Azazel
"In African Islamic traditions, he is known as Zeraili, the angel of death. The thorny acacia bush is sacred to Azazel, according to Arab tribes. His name is pre-Jewish and pre-Islamic. Some speculate that he may have been an early Semitic goat god whose worship later became repulsive to the Jewish and Islamic faiths. Angra Mainyu is Azazel's Zoroastrian counterpart. Andrew Collins, of 'From the Ashes of Angels' fame, postulates that Azazel was most likely a powerful goat-shaman."

Sumer: Anzu/Imdugud
"Anzu was also known by the root Zu ("An" means "sky" in Sumerian), and suggests a passing relationship to the demon Pazuzu. He had a lion's head and body, huge wings, and could walk on two legs like a man. Anzu was called Imdugud, and among other things was known for being able to create whirlwinds, thunder, and sandstorms with his wings, and for stealing the tablet of destiny from Enki/Enlil."

Sumer/Babylon: Pazuzu
"When Pazuzu is summoned by worshippers, he appears in a statuesque form, frozen into the position described above. However, he metamorphoses out of the statue form to his living form. In this form, he is fully capable of movement."

Persia: Simurgh
"According to Persian myth, the Simurgh lived in the Tree of Knowledge, again tying it to the myth of the Anzu, which made its next in the Huluppu tree. According to the Occultopedia, 'When the Simurgh took flight, it was said, its powerful ascent shook the tree's branches so violently that the seeds [from every plant that has ever existed] were scattered throughout the world, bringing a wealth of valuable plants to mankind.'"

India: Garuda
"His body was that of a handsome man with the beak and the talons of a predatory bird. He is associated with the all-consuming sun's rays. Garuda is often depicted with the supreme Hindu god Vishnu and his wife Lakshmi riding on his back flying across the sky."

Kurdistan: Images of the Peacock Angel (Malak Tawus)
"On the previous dark and nu moon I had invoked the Yeziddi Blue God Melek Taus or Shaitan, the peacock angel and 'Lord of the Painted Fan'. I had realized then how he corresponded with Kukulcan/Quetzalcoatl in terms of the seven powers, chakras and colour spectrum, but it only just clicked now that both were associated with the planet Venus, which the Mayans called the 'morningstar.'"

Mexico: Quetzalcoatl
"Ancient cave art representing Quetzalcoatl also drew associations with the morning star, Venus, another tie to Melek Ta'us and Lucifer. He may also be associated with Mercury, that messenger of the Gods, with whom all angels are linked in some fashion. Quetzalcoatl was said to have been born to a virgin woman, along with his brother, the dog-headed Xolotl."

Egypt: the vulture goddess Nekhbet
"As a vulture-goddess, Nekhbet is the goddess of heaven, sometimes related to the sun when she is called 'the Eye of Re' and other times to the moon. She is also the protectress of the king and of the non-royal deceased."

Vulture Gods around the world
"There were no more silver feathers on the top of the vulture's head, only a bunch of golden ones. Heresa Heri told the hero that those were not enchanted and there would come no light from them. Suspecting another lie, the hero cut deeply into the evil bird's flesh, and all golden feathers came together, suddenly lighting up as a large bonfire."

North America: vulture/buzzard tales
"In many cases the vulture was one of the first animals to come down from the sky or to come from the old land into the new, much as the Watchers had done. That the vulture helped shape the land and bring light might suggest a similar theme to stories in which the Watchers introduced new technologies to the humans."

Turkey: Vulture art from Catal Huyuk
"When we donned our vulture masks for sacred ritual, the feathers rising high upon our heads, almost touching the ceiling of the shrine, mourners fell to their knees in awe."

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