The nephilim were the offspring of a mortal woman and a seraph
). The angels who came from the heavens
taught man of magic
. These angels had off spring with the mortal women known as the Nephilim.
wiped out the Seraphim
and the Nephilim
with a flood
he trapped the Nephilim on earth because they were not completely of the heavens, so they could not enter heaven
. Nor were they completely of the earth, so they could not die.
The Nephilim were the first to be called what is known as demons
, forever trapped on earth without corporeal
form. Nephilim inhabited the bodies of mortals in a form of possession
which was believed could be passed by touch
such as with the major motion picture Fallen
. Keep in mind, biblically
speaking, Azazel was actually the leader of the seraphim who came down from heaven to be with man, and NOT
a Nephilim. After the flood, the seraphim were imprisoned
alive deep, deep within the earth
where they supposedly still reside.
Throughout the bible, the nephilim are typically refered to as giants (They inherited height from their angel lineage
, but they did not inherit the wings
A good reference point for the Seraphim and the Nephilim is the apocrypha
which was once part of the bible
but later removed due to questions over origin. The Greek Orthodox
still retain the apocrypha within their version of the bible.