MYTHS & MONSTERS
Giants & Gods
Genesis mentions and alludes to the monstrous causes for corruption, violence, and sin on the earth. Before the Genesis Flood...
Myths & Monsters
Monsters in Flood Stories (clockwise): (1) Inanna, Sumerian flood goddess, (2) Alexis Rockman's Map of Cryptozoology, (3) Video game, Dark Void Watcher, (4) A Watcher in Aronofsky, Handel, and Henrichon's graphic novel, "Noah," (5) "Lucifer" by Gustav Doré, (6) Josh Godin's "Angels and Nephilim," (7) Og in A. Dave Lewis and mpMann's A New Kind of Slaughter, (8) Album art for Mastedon's "Leviathan," (9) Medieval map of the sea, (10) Daniel Chester French's "The Sons of God Saw the Daughters of Man That They Were Fair," (11) Yetis, Sea Monsters, and Jackalopes on an intelligently designed sarcastic T-Shirt from Teach the Controversy.
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Genesis 6:1-4 mentions a few monstrosities: (1) sons of God who have sex with the daughters of men, (2) the Nephilim, and (3) the warriors of renoun. There is scant information about these characters, leaving much to the imagination. Religious and artistic tradition does not disappoint. Already in the 3rd century BCE, 1 Enoch's Book of the Watchers significantly expanded the details in Genesis 6:1-4 to recount a primordial cataclysm of mythic monsters and fallen angels. Numerous religious and non-religious works have taken these monsters up into their version of the great primordial flood: The New Testament, Milton's Paradise Lost, Dante's Inferno, Isaac Newton's unscientific papers, secret societies and sects, and countless writers, poets, musicians, and graphic novelists.