Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Return of Nephilim - Post Flood

Strange accounts of the Nephilim are often cited in scripture, extra biblical texts and historical accounts. Although it is said and accounted through time that the angels came and mated with mankind, strange stories of animal hybrids have trickled down into our culture as myths and legends. The Watchers are depicted as creating mutations and genetically engineering different animal-hybrids

The Book of Jasher, talks of this - the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other. Many believe the Watchers wanted to create something in their own image. Similar to the 4 headed living creatures seen in Ezekiel who had a head of a lion ox eagle and a man. Often the imagery and text of the bible makes us conclude that the word is only expressing  symbolism, however deeper study often reveals a deeper substance.

The first prophecy in the bible reveals the foundation of strife between God and Satan that was to occur thousands of years later. In Genesis 3:15, God says

I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise his heel.

The first part of this prophecy was fulfilled when David struck the Giant Philistine with his sling. The second portion of the prophecy is fulfilled by crucifixion.  The word is replete with prophecies and revelations, the first 10 names of the patriarchs of bible paint a picture of Gods plan. The name meanings translated into abbreviated form, from Adam to Noah read - Man is appointed mortal sorrow, but the Blessed God shall come down teaching that his death shall bring the despairing rest.

According to the book of Enoch, 200 angels came down on Mount Hermon and took on the form of flesh. Samyaza their leader, made a pact that they were to take on wives. Genesis 6:1-4 says “The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose …. There were giants in 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, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown”

Genetic Size Variance

Mount Hermon means the forbidden place. Interestingly enough this location is the exact parallel opposite of Roswell New Mexico on the exact polar opposite of the 33rd degree of the north latitude. The 33rd degree also bares significance in free-masonry, as it is the highest level of order that one can obtain in satanic enlightenment. After the descent of the watchers, historical and collaborating archeological records indicate that a race of half breed angelic-human giants inhabited the land, also spreading all sorts of vile practices and corruption. The original offspring on average reached heights of 24-36 feet, they are talked of as being as tall as cedar trees, which can reach from 50-100 feet. Although this may sound exaggerated, archaeological remains substantiate this, from the massive trilithon stones to the Carthaginian uncoverings of 36 foot remains from 200 to 600 BC.

The variance between these Pre flood giants could have been that the growth-limiting gene, was dorment due to the angelic-human mingling process. The growth limiter gene may very well have been determined by age and diet much like reptiles who grow for the duration of their life, this could be substantiated by the mention in the Midrash and other sources that They were very voracious, eating as many as a thousand oxen, horses, and camels each day. In theory the dormant Nephilim gene could later have been re-ignited by post flood carrier hosts.

Recent scientific studies have found gene markers which can be shut on and off in trans-generational offspring. These genes can re-initiate themselves in subsequent generations based off of variable changes, this epigenetic gene could be the reason why future generations of nephilim were passed down dormant.

This was the primary reason that God sent the flood, so that the lineage of God's chosen people would not be polluted and prevent the messiah from being born unblemished. This form of genetic warfare was in the time of Noah and is believed to perhaps play a role in the future mark of the beast. Implemented in some form of future hybrid, genetic or biological mingling of DNA.
This importance of genetic preservation can be seen in Noah who was said to be 'perfect in his generations' a hebraic reference to the genetic un-contamination. However the biblical text does not make any mention of the state of perfection of the wives of Noah's sons, which can lead us to speculate on theories of the future contamination after the flood. Genesis says that 'all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.' and that their were giants in the earth in those days and also after that.
3) After the Flood
As holy angelic Watchers looked down, a cry went up to heaven, for God to intercede, the holy angels pleaded with God to stop the terror. God gave special instruction to his holy archangels. The watchers who hath joined themselves with the daughters of man were now fallen angels, and were now unable to shed their flesh and return to heaven.
Uriel instructed Noah of the coming judgements. Raphael was to bind Azazel in the desert place of sharp jagged rocks, until the day of judgement. The Lord sent Gabriel to cause confusion and destruction upon the seed of the watchers. And finally Michael, was instructed to bind the leader Samyaza and the other evil watchers who joined themselves and wrought corruption upon the earth. As the rising waters drew closer, it is said that the giants relied upon their great size, and upon the power of their enormous feet to stop the rising waters as they ridiculed Noah.
After the flood, the giants rise again as they are seen inhabiting the Promised Land, however these descendants are reduced in size and number. The watchers are now imprisoned and it is likely that the Almighty may have somehow instituted some means of direct angel-human inhibitor which can be concluded from verses like Daniel 2:43 which says: “…they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave to one another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” Speculation suggests that these giants may have descended through Ham, with some sort of dormant gene, perhaps awakened through rebellion and evil disposition. The sons of Ham whom descended giants were Canaan, Mitzriam and Cush. Canaan was inhabited with Anakim, Mitzriam was the grandfather of the Philistines and Cush was the father of Nimrod who is also attributed to being the Nephilim tyrant of the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Moses & The Giants

The Israelites were led out of Egypt during Moses time. The kind Arad of the Canaanites fought with them and took prisoners among them, but the Lord would eventually destroy and deliver the Canaanites, calling the place, Hormah.
After this, the Israelites encountered fiery serpents in the wilderness, these were not snakes, but instead the Hebraic translations, mean Fiery Flying Serpents, which were in fact Pterosaurs.  Many other historians make reference to similar flying serpents, including Aristotle, Cicero, Solinus and Pliny the Elder. Pliny the Elder talks of how Moses and the Egyptians used different strategies of defence against these predators.

"There is a region moreover in Arabia, situated nearly over against the city of Buto, to which place I came to inquire about the winged serpents: and when I came thither I saw bones of serpents and Moses spines in quantity so great that it is impossible to make report of the number...The beginning of spring winged serpents from Arabia fly towards Egypt, and the birds called ibis meet them at the entrance of this country and do not suffer the serpents to go by but kill them. On account of this deed it is that the ibis has come to be greatly honoured by the Egyptians, and the Egyptians also agree that it is for this reason that they honour these birds."

According to other sources, it appears that these flying dragons would infest the skies if they were not kept in check by the balance of these sacred birds. Moses and the Israelites continue on their journey, encountering the grandsons of Samyaza, Sihon and Og of Bashan. These giants fearsome like their ancestors are eventually defeated and the Israelites inherit their lands.

Scattered Giants of the World

After Joshua and Caleb wiped out most of the giants, the remnants spread into other lands, integrating into other societies. The island of Malta; contains massive temple structures and is known by locals as the last stronghold of the giants of Europe. In the Americas, native tribes tell of the red haired giants with 6 fingers and double sets of teeth. These corroborating Native Americans legends also refer to the cannibalistic nature of the giants, confirming biblical narrative in numbers, which says - The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. It appears that wherever these giants occupied, death and destruction followed.

Roman history accounts for the sacking and burning of Rome, when the blonde haired, blue eyed Senone giants invaded their borders slaughtering 24,000 warriors and laying seige to the Capital Hill. The Legionnaires were alerted to the Gallic attack by the sacred geese of one night when the 17 foot Giants attempted an attack up the hill. Marcus Manlius led a band of soldiers defending against the giants, who eventually succumbed to disease and famine. Although the giants continued to raid Italy and surrounding countrysides, the final chapter would not be closed until command of the legionnaires fell to the great military genius Gaius Marius. He improved and standardized training, weapons, armour, equipment, and command structure, instituting a main tactical unit. Later Gaius Maruis' nephew, Julius Caesar would write, 'They described the Germans mentioning their enormous physique, their unbelievable valour, and extraordinary military training, The Gauls said that often when they had encountered the Germans they had not been able to endure even the expression on their faces of the flare in their eyes.

In ancient Egypt, the first 3 Pharoahs were descended from Rapha, who also is said to have seeded the Valley of the Rephaim. Like the nephilimic rulers in other lands, the Pharoahs were worshipped as the sons of God's, their name meaning 'son of Ra'. Archaeological finds in Egypt also reveal giant cone headed depictions among normal sized men including several Pharoahs. This cone headed attribute is also seen in other ruler god's worshipped by, Aztec's and Mayan's.

Josephus, an ancient historian wrote - And when they had taken it, they slew all the inhabitants. There were still then left a race of giants, who had bodies so large, and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were surprising to the sight, and terrible to the hearing. The bones of these men are still shown this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men.


The Rabbis hold that these giants had seven names: (1) "Emim," because whoever saw one of them was seized with terror. (2) "Rephaim," because their sight made people "soft" (fearful) like wax. (3) "Gibborim," because their brains alone measured 18 ells. (4) "Zamzummim," because they inspired fear and were fierce warriors. (5) "Anakim," because they wore huge necklaces in great numbers around their necks (6) "Avim," because they destroyed the world and were themselves destroyed. (7) "Nefilim," because they caused the world to fall and fell themselves.
Historical records, detail the sound of the Nephilim being terrible to the hearing, the Zamzummim could emit strange sounds and often had strange clicking for communication. Others giants were said to produce thundering sounds that could be heard from afar. Those who have examined skeletal remains detail how strange nasal passages can be found on some of these skulls, which may result in the strange sounds that could be produced. The Nephilim were fearsome in battle and were coined Berserkers as they had been seen to go into a raging blood frenzy when in battle. These Celtic giants would also collect the heads of their defeated enemies bringing them to their king to claim their prize after war. It was also customary for their greatest warriors to challenge their opponents before the battle lines of war. These people  were also called the Cimmerians who are mentioned by Herodotus and in Homer's Odyssey as living beyond the Oceanus in a land of fog and darkness, at the edge of the world and entrance of Hades.

The Giants are said to be massively larger in muscle density proportionate to normal human beings. Due to their massive bodies, hearts and organs, their food and nutritional needs must have been colossal. North American Indians talk of mighty giants that could lift a full grown buffalo off the ground and throw it over their shoulder and that they would eat many of these in a day. The Teutones and Cimbri were Germans; these in turn were not just one of the great Celtic family of peoples, as opposed to the Scythian one, but the very heart of that family, They were the most Celtic of the Celts. This meant that they were the genuine, wilder and taller. Polybbius writes of the Romans and how 'Once they had got used to being struck down by Gauls they were incapable of imagining anything worse.'

Other writers, like Plutarch characterizes these giants as having 'invincible strength and courage: in battle they attack with the force and speed of five and no one can withstand them.' It was not until Gaius Marius and his legionnaires restructured their army for battle against these titans. They would exploit the giants for their great size, cutting them down to size as it became known. Marius and the legionnaires approached from the east, with the sun and wind at their backs. The fought with the fearsome Cimbi and their blood-curdling war bellows.

David & Goliath

David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied ... today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air ... and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel ... it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give all of you into our hands."
As Goliath moved in for the kill, David reached into his bag and slung one of his stones at Goliath's head. Finding a hole in the armour, the stone sank into the giant's forehead and he fell face down on the ground. David then took Goliath's sword, killed him and then cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Vulcan Salute -The Jewish Origin

The Jewish Origin of the Vulcan Salute
by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom
We come now to the most famous Jewish influence on Vulcan culture, the "live long and prosper" hand gesture. This "Vulcan salute, " as it has come to be called, was invented on the set by Leonard Nimoy during the filming of the second-season opener, "Amok Time." In this episode, Spock goes into something like a male estrus cycle, called pon farr in the Vulcan language. Comparing himself to a salmon swimming upstream to spawn, Spock tells Kirk that he must return to Vulcan to mate with his betrothed bride, T'Pring, or die trying. The wedding ceremony would be the first glimpse of Spock's homeworld in the series.
Nimoy felt that there should be some kind of distinctive greeting among Vulcans, analogous to a handshake or a bow. Alan Dean Foster's novelization, based on an early script, has Spock kneeling before the Vulcan matriarch, T'Pau, who places her hands on his shoulders, like royalty dubbing a knight. But Nimoy didn't care for this. Previous episodes had already established that Vulcans are touch telepaths. Therefore, a touch on the shoulders would be an invasion of privacy. Instead, Nimoy drew upon his own Jewish background to suggest the now-familiar salute. Back in the 1960s, hippies who watched "Amok Time" thought the salute was a variation of the two-fingered peace sign. But we Jews knew better. The Vulcan salute came not from protest marches, but from the pulpit of Nimoy's childhood synagogue.

The Vulcan greeting is based upon a blessing gesture used by the kohanim (koe-hah-NEEM) during the worship service. The kohanim are the genealogical descendants of the Jewish priests who served in the Jerusalem Temple. Modern Jews no longer have priests leading services as in ancient times, nor do we have animal sacrifices anymore. (Yes, people really do ask about that!) The sacrificial system ended with the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in the year 70. C.E. However, a remnant of the Temple service lives on in the "kohane blessing" ritual (duchenen in Yiddish) that is performed on certain holy days.

The actual blessing is done with both arms held horizontally in front, at shoulder level, with hands touching, to form the Hebrew letter "shin." This stands for the Hebrew word for "Shaddai", meaning "Almighty [God]." Nimoy modified this gesture into one hand held upright, making it more like a salute. So, technically, the Vulcan greeting is not the same thing as the ceremonial Jewish blessing. Still, the resemblance is close enough to evoke instant recognition among knowledgeable Jews.

During the synagogue service, the worshippers are not supposed to look at the kohanim while the blessing is being given. The reason for this is to focus our attention on the words of the prayer itself, rather than on the personalities of the kohanim. The kohanim are merely the channels, not the source, of the blessing, which comes from God. Unfortunately, all sorts of silly superstitions have arisen about this ritual, such as "Don't look at the kohanim, or you'll go blind!" and other nonsense. The real reason is simply to focus on receiving blessings directly from God, not from human beings.

Like most Jewish children, young Leonard Nimoy could not contain his curiosity about what the kohanim were really doing up there in front of the congregation. He writes:
"The special moment when the Kohanim blessed the assembly moved me deeply, for it possessed a great sense of magic and theatricality... I had heard that this indwelling Spirit of God was too powerful, too beautiful, too awesome for any mortal to look upon and survive, and so I obediently covered my face with my hands. But of course, I had to peek." (From his autobiography, I am Spock.) Leonard survived his peeking unscathed, and saw the kohanim extending their fingers in the mystical "shin" gesture. That magical moment remained with him for life, and was there to draw upon years later, when he invented the Vulcan salute.

Did Gene Roddenberry know, at the time of filming, that the Vulcan salute was based on a Jewish ritual? That question remains unanswered. My sense is that he probably didn't, or he would have objected to it, on the grounds of its being too "Judeo-Christian." More likely, he thought it was a weird variation of the peace sign. Certainly, that's how gentile Trekkers saw it for many years. Only much later did Nimoy publicly explain the source of his inspiration.
We should also note that the prohibition against peeking only applies during the actual blessing ritual. The gesture itself is nothing secret. You can see it openly displayed in books and on amulets, jewelry, wall decorations, and gravestones. Contrary to urban legend, Nimoy was not violating any Jewish taboos by using this gesture on Star Trek, especially since he modified it from the original version. I, for one, think it's absolutely wonderful that something so authentically Jewish has become universally recognized as a greeting of peace. More than anything else in Trekdom, the Vulcan salute says to me, "Here there be Jews." It also provides a diplomatic way for me to greet female Trekkers at conventions without shaking hands. (Orthodox Jews do not shake hands with the opposite sex. I suppose that would also hold true for intersexed alien species.)

On the practical end, the ability to make the salute is a bit tricky. Some say it's hereditary, like double-jointedness. (I myself can do it easily.) According to Nimoy's own account, He spent hours practicing it after he saw it in the synagogue. When the time came to use the Vulcan salute on the studio set, there it was, perfectly executed without a hitch. But actress Celia Lovsky, who played T'Pau, had difficulty making the sign. She had to set her fingers in place first, before the cameras rolled, and could only hold it briefly. In later episodes and movies, the irascible Doctor McCoy makes numerous wisecracks about "breaking his fingers" trying give the Vulcan greeting.
In addition to the salute itself, the ceremonial use of "Live long and prosper" and it's lesser-known reply, "Peace and long life," also show a strong Jewish influence. The format is similar to a traditional greeting in Hebrew: "Shalom aleichem" (peace be upon you) and the answer, "Aleichem shalom" (upon you be peace.) Muslims have a similar greeting in Arabic. Once again, we can see a strong parallel between Vulcan and Middle Eastern cultures. In the next chapter, we will further explore how Orthodox Judaism was used by Nimoy as the template for developing his vision of Vulcan society...

(excepted from Jewish Themes in Star Trek by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom. (c) Copyright 2004, 2009 by Yonassan Gershom. All rights reserved.) To order a copy in hardcover, paperback or a download, go to the rabbi's homepage.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gaius Marius - Nephilim Battles of Aquae Sextiae & Vercellae

Nephilim Battles of Aquae Sextiae & Vercellae

Gaius Marius (157 BC – January 13, 86 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. He was elected consul an unprecedented seven times during his career. He was also noted for his dramatic reforms of Roman armies, authorizing recruitment of landless citizens, eliminating the manipular military formations, and reorganizing the structure of the legions into separate cohorts. Marius defeated the invading Germanic tribes(the Teutones, Ambrones, and the Cimbri Giants), for which he was called "the third founder of Rome." His life and career were significant in Rome's transformation from Republic to Empire.

The Cimbrian War (113–101 BC) was fought between the Roman Republic and the Proto-Germanic tribes of the Cimbri and the Teutons (Teutones), who migrated from northern Europe into Roman controlled territory, and clashed with Rome and her allies. The Cimbrian War was the first time since the Second Punic War that Italia and Rome itself had been seriously threatened.

The timing of the war had a great effect on the internal politics of Rome, and the organization of its military. The war contributed greatly to the political career of Gaius Marius, whose consulships and political conflicts challenged many of the Roman republic's political institutions and customs of the time. The Cimbrian threat, along with the Jugurthine War, inspired the landmark Marian reforms of the Roman legions.

Rome was finally victorious, and its Germanic adversaries — who had inflicted on the Roman armies the heaviest losses that they had suffered since the Second Punic War with victories at the battles of Arausio and Noreia — almost completely annihilated, with the victories at Aquae Sextiae and Vercellae.

For unknown reasons (possibly due to climate change, see Pre-Roman Iron Age), sometime around 120–115 BC, the Cimbri left their original lands around the Baltic sea in the Jutland peninsula and Southern Scandinavia. They journeyed to the southeast and were soon joined by their neighbors and possible relatives the Teutones. Together they defeated the Scordisci, along with the Boii, many of whom apparently joined them. In 113 BC they arrived on the Danube, in Noricum, home to the Roman-allied Taurisci. Unable to hold back these new, powerful invaders on their own, the Taurisci called on Rome for aid.

In 109 BC, they invaded the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis and defeated the Roman army there under Marcus Junius Silanus. That same year, they defeated another Roman army at Burdigala (modern day Bordeaux) and killed its commander, the consul Gaius Cassius Longinus Ravalla. In 107 BC, the Romans were defeated again, this time by the Tigurines, who were allies of the Cimbri whom they had met on their way through the Alps.

In 105 BC, Rome and its new consul Gnaeus Mallius Maximus and the proconsul Quintus Servilius Caepio, in order to settle the matter once and for all, gathered the largest force it had fielded since the Second Punic War, and possibly the largest force it had ever sent to battle. The force consisted of over 80,000 men, along with tens of thousands of support personnel and camp followers in two armies, one led by each consul.

The consuls led their armies on their own armed migration to the Rhône River near Orange, Vaucluse, where, disliking and distrusting each other, they erected separate camps on opposite sides of the river; by so doing they left their disunited force open to separate attack. The overconfident Caepio foolishly attacked without support from Maximus; his legions were wiped out and his undefended camp overrun. The now isolated and demoralized troops of Maximus were then easily defeated. Thousands more were slain trying desperately to rally and defend his poorly positioned camp. Only Caepio, Maximus, and a few hundred Romans escaped with their lives across the carnage-choked river. The Battle of Arausio was the costliest defeat Rome had suffered since Cannae and, in fact, the losses and long-term consequences were far greater. For the Cimbri and Teutones it was a great (though temporary) triumph. Instead of immediately gathering their allies and marching on Rome, the Cimbri proceeded to Hispania, while the Teutones remained in Gaul. Why they again failed to invade Italy remains a mystery. Perhaps they thought easier plunder could be found in Gaul and Spain. It is also possible that, owing to their reckless battle tactics, the Germans had suffered heavy casualties in their victories over the Romans and decided they were not yet strong enough to engage them on their home ground. Theodor Mommsen thus describes their methods of war:

Their system of warfare was substantially that of the Celts of this period, who no longer fought, as the Italian Celts had formerly done, bareheaded and with merely sword and dagger, but with copper helmets often richly adorned and with a peculiar missile weapon, the materis; the large sword was retained and the long narrow shield, along with which they probably wore also a coat of mail. They were not destitute of cavalry; but the Romans were superior to them in that arm. Their order of battle was as formerly a rude phalanx professedly drawn up with just as many ranks in depth as in breadth, the first rank of which in dangerous combats not unfrequently tied together their metallic girdles with cords.1

So with all these tactical disadvantages, they had to rely on superior numbers, their own fearsome courage, and mistakes by Roman commanders to bring them victories. Unfortunately for them, they would soon be faced with one of the greatest Roman generals at the head of a new and much deadlier army.

Following the devastation of the Arausio, fear shook the Roman Republic to its foundations. The terror cimbricus became a watchword, as Rome expected the Cimbri at its gates at any time. In this atmosphere of panic and desperation, an emergency was declared. The constitution was ignored and Gaius Marius, the victor over Jugurtha of Numidia was elected consul for an unprecedented, and arguably illegal, five years in a row, starting in 104 BC. Because of the destruction of the Roman force at Arausio and the pressure of the impending crisis, Marius was now given the latitude to construct a new army on his own terms.

Until now, the army had been a well-trained, well-regulated militia of all able-bodied, land-owning male citizens. Marius replaced this with a professional standing force composed mostly of able-bodied but landless volunteers. He improved and standardized training, weapons, armor, equipment, and command structure, and made the cohort the main tactical and administrative unit of the legion. Along with these new arrangements came new standards and symbols, such as the aquila, which the troops came to revere and which was never allowed to fall into enemy hands.

While the panicked Senate and people of Rome gave Marius the power he needed to build his army, the failure of the Cimbri and Teutones to follow up on their victory gave him the time he needed to finish it. They would soon be confronted by an army of organized, highly trained, professional soldiers under the leadership of a brilliant and ruthless commander.

By 102 BC, Marius was ready to move against the Teutones. He chose his ground carefully and built a well-fortified camp on the top of a hill near Aquae Sextiae, where he lured the Teutones and their allies the Ambrones into attacking him. During their attack they were ambushed from the rear by a select force of five cohorts which Marius had hidden in a nearby wood. The Teutones were routed and massacred and their king, Teutobod, was placed in Roman chains. But Aquae Sextiae had only evened the score: while the Teutones had been eliminated, the Cimbri remained a formidable threat.
The Defeat of the Cimbri, by Alexandre Gabriel Décamps

In 101 BC, the Cimbri returned to Gaul and prepared for the final stage of their struggle with Rome. For the first time they penetrated through the Alpine passes, which Marius's co-consul for that year, Quintus Lutatius Catulus, had failed to fortify, into northern Italy. Catulus withdrew behind the Po River, leaving the countryside open to the invaders. But the Cimbri took their time ravishing the fertile region, which gave Marius time to arrive with reinforcements — his same victorious legions from Aquae Sextiae. It would be at Vercellae near the confluence
of the Sesia River with the Po on the Raudine Plain where the superiority of the new Roman legions and their cavalry were clearly demonstrated. In the devastating defeat the Cimbri were virtually annihilated, and both their highest leaders, Boiorix and Lugius, fell. The women killed both themselves and their children in order to avoid slavery. Thus the war, which began with a mass migration, ended in defeat and mass suicide.

The Cimbri were not completely wiped off the face of the map or from the pages of history. A small remnant population of Cimbri and Teutones remained in northern Jutland, southern Scandinavia and the Baltic coast at least until the 1st century. Their allies, the Boii, with whom they intermixed, settled in southern Gaul and Germania and were there to welcome and confront Julius Caesar, Marius's nephew, in his campaigns of conquest.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rome vs Senone Giants

`About 387 B.C., or shortly before, some three hundred thousand Senones, one of the Celts' southernmost tribes, found their land on the Adriatic coast too small for their bulging population. Led by Brennus, their chieftain, they crossed over the Apennines and swarmed into northern Italy, ravaging Etruscan towns and the surrounding country as they went. While looting the Etruscans, Polybius says the Senones took a liking for their beautiful country and decided to occupy it themselves. So, on a small pretext, the Gallic giants suddenly attacked the Etruscans with a sizab`le army and expelled them from the plains of the Po.139 They then spread over the whole of northern Italy. For some time they laid siege to "the splendid Etruscan city of Clusium."
Unable to halt the Senones' advance, the terrified Etruscans sent an urgent plea to Rome—their own ancient enemy—for military help. Perhaps still feeling the economic pinch of their recent war with the Etruscans, or possibly not realizing the gravity of the situation, the Roman Senate decided against military aid. Instead they voted to send three envoys to Clusium to mediate the dispute between the native Etruscans and the invading Celts. For its envoys, the Senate chose three noblemen, all of the well-known Fabian family. While on this assignment, however, one of these gentlemen, Quintus Fabius, committed an act that ignited a quarrel between the Senones and Rome itself. The Senones, bent upon punishing Rome for the offense, eventually brought that great city to its knees.

According to Livy, when the Roman deputation arrived at Clusium to help resolve the conflict, the Celts informed them that "this was indeed the first time they had heard of them, but they assumed the Romans must be courageous people because it was to them that the Clusians had turned in their hour of need. And since the Romans had tried to help with an embassy and not with arms, they themselves would not reject the offer of peace, provided the Clusians ceded part of their superfluous agricultural land; that was what they, the Celts, wanted.... If it were not given," they warned, "they would launch an attack before the Romans' eyes, so that the Romans could report back how superior the Gauls were in battle to all others. . . . The Romans then asked whether it was right to demand land from its owners on pain of war, indeed what were the Celts doing in Etruria in the first place? The latter defiantly retorted that their right lay in their arms: to the brave belong all things."140

The resolute Clusians, however, refused to part with any portion of their land. The Senones, reacting to their unwillingness to share, took up arms. Although the quarrel did not involve him, Quintus Fabius sided with the Clusians and slew a Celtic chieftain. In the aftermath, the Celts demanded that the Roman Senate deliver up the Fabians and sent to Rome their delegation to watch the proceedings. Instead of yielding up the Fabians, the Senate appointed the three as military tribunes with consular powers for the coming year—the highest honors that could have been bestowed upon them. When the incensed Senone delegation reported to their people this slap in their face, a furor—for which they were most famous—arose in the ranks of the blond Celtic giants. That tense, dramatic scene Livy captured in these few words: "From all the immense host, covering miles of ground with its straggling masses of horse and foot, the cry went up, To Rome!'"141
With that cry, a Senone army of some thirty thousand giants began their march, arousing "the whole region with their wild singing and horrible and diverse yelling." As vast numbers of their noisy foot warriors, horsemen, chariots, and supply carts rambled across the land toward Rome, peasants from both countryside and village fled in terror before them. News of the advancing giants reached Rome almost too late. After hastily devising a plan for defense, Rome's legionnaires marched out to intercept the enraged Celtic horde. Upon reaching the little river Allia, a mere eleven miles from Rome, they found themselves face-to-face with a great throng of Goliath's cousins from north of the Apennines.
That terrifying July day the Latins would never forget. The great Celts unnerved them. Some of the giants they saw wore chain-wrought iron cuirasses, and some wore only shirts gathered up "with belts plated with gold or silver." But many wore no armor nor clothes, preferring instead to go into battle naked. Most, however, wore overlong broadswords slung around the right flanks on chains of iron or bronze. The spears and javelins they brandished give us some idea of their size and strength. On the spears were affixed "iron heads a cubit in length and even more, and a little under two palms in breadth."142 Also, the Celts' swords were not shorter than the javelins of average-size peoples, and just the heads of their javelins exceeded in length the swords of others.143 For those confused by these comparisons, Henri Hubert furnishes a most accurate measurement of some Celtic swords. Those that archaeologists recovered "from the second period of La Tene," he reports, "are about 96 inches long." And, he adds, without providing any figures, "the latest swords are still longer."144 It goes without saying, of course, that such enormous weapons required equally enormous men to wield them.
But the terror the Romans felt at the Allia sprang not from the Celts' height and armaments alone. These supermen also assaulted their eyes and ears with fierce looks, deep voices, and pre-battle antics. One of these antics called for some of the huge Celtic champions, when they were formed for battle, to step out in front of their lines, brandish their large weapons menacingly at their smaller adversaries and challenge the most valiant among them to single combat. We do not know whether any Romans accepted such a challenge at the Allia, but if they did, according to Celtic custom, each challenger would have then broken forth into a song praising the valiant deeds of his ancestors and boasting of his own high achievements, while at the same time reviling and belittling his opponent, and trying by such talk "to strip him of his bold spirit before the combat."145 Not just the champion warriors, but the whole Celtic army took part in this psychological warfare. Beating their swords rhythmically against their shields, they assailed the enemy's ears with a tumult of almost intolerable sound. The whole country round seemed filled with their exceedingly loud war cries, accompanied by the unceasing blare of innumerable giant boar-headed war trumpeters and horn blowers. That wild, horrible, almost deafening din played on the Romans' nerves, perhaps in a small way at first, but ever building toward a crescendo that made many an alarmed legionnaire's hair stand on end.

At this crucial point, the Roman generals miscalculated the combat savvy of this hellish people. As the Senones advanced, they concealed some reserves on a hill for a flank attack. The Celts' leaders saw through their strategy and executed a sudden assault on the hill where the reserves had been placed. Caught by surprise, the reserves were driven off the hill and into the ranks of the legion that had been positioned on the banks of the Allia. In the resulting confu-sion, these ranks panicked. As the Senone giants pressed their advantage and commenced a slaughter, the flustered, frightened Romans fled the field. Seeing their cohorts in full flight, the soldiers on the outer flank, who were not even involved in the maneuver, also turned tail and ran.146

But the giants did not immediately exploit their victory. For after a battle it was their custom to cut off the heads of all they had killed and display them before the king. "If he brings a head," explains Herodotus, "a soldier is admitted to his share of the loot; no head, no loot."147 As both Roman and Greek were to learn, the Celts also scalped their victims; from these skins they fashioned garments that looked something like handkerchiefs. These they proudly attached to the bridles of their horses. That's the way they treated ordinary enemies. "With the heads of their worst enemies," says Herodotus, "they proceed as follows: once they have sawn off everything below the eyebrows, they carefully clean out the head. If the owner is poor he will merely stretch calf-leather round it and use it thus. But if he is rich, he will also line the inside with gold and use it as a drinking vessel." If in a quarrel a Celt killed his kinsman, he was treated in the same way: his kinsman's head also ended up as a drinking vessel. On occasions when the Celt had guests in his home he would "bring out these heads and say how they ... attacked him, and how he defeated them."148 Livy reveals that the Boii, a giant Celtic tribe of the Po Valley, also followed this practice, so the custom probably was widespread among the entire Celtic nation.149 For certain, Celts everywhere venerated the skulls of their enemies' heads. As archaeologists have discovered, they all decorated their doorways with them. They also skewered some heads of their enemies to staves and placed these on their roofs to act as guards for their homes.

So, following this tribal custom, the Celts spent the day after their victory at the Allia severing the heads of those they had killed, showing them to the king in order to claim a share of the loot, and then stowing them away to take home as trophies. This unusual suspension of hostilities gave Rome's citizens time to flee. Three days after the Battle of Allia, when the barbarians did venture into the city, they encountered only a "deathly hush." Practically the whole population had left. After gazing in awe at some of Rome's excellent sights, the Celts ransacked the city, then set it afire.

But the giants soon learned they were not Rome's sole occupiers. As they advanced on the Capitol itself, Marcus Manlius and his single maniple of courageous youths confronted them.150 Against Manlius' small band, the Senones launched several assaults. The Capitol, however, stood atop a steep slope, and this high ground gave the Latins such an advantage in the skirmishes, notes Livy, that many corpses of the huge assailants "lay in piles under their swords because, as the bodies fell, they dropped down back into the ranks of the warriors below. The Gauls would not try this kind of fighting again."151 Instead, they resorted to a siege. When that also failed, they tried a commando-like night attack. But as they advanced up the slope under the cover of darkness, the sacred Capitol geese awoke and, with their loud cackling, aroused the sleepy Roman sentries. Running to the front of the hill, Manlius "smote the first Gaul to come up with the back of his shield," sending him reeling down the slope. "Soon the whole band of Gauls was rushing headlong back down."152

As the siege dragged on, both sides experienced famine. The giants also soon fell victim to two somewhat incapacitating plagues: fever and dysentery. Seven months into the siege, they delivered to the Romans a pledge to withdraw from the country upon the payment of a "bushel of gold."153 That amount the proud but deeply humiliated Romans barely raised, by Roman scales. The Celts, however, produced their own scales, which were a bit heavier than those used by the Romans. When the Roman magistrate objected, the Celtic chieftain Brennus insolently threw the weight of his heavy broadsword on the scales. He then reddened the faces of the already embarrassed Romans with this harsh threat: "Woe to the vanquished!" Such insolent words, says Livy, sounded most "intolerable to Roman ears."154 It was, agrees Herm, "the worst humiliation Rome suffered in her history. Even in later, more glorious periods this scene, and the Celts, remained a wound which was never completely to heal."155
The Celts, with their bushel of gold in tow, withdrew north of the Apennines—but not for long. According to historian Donald R. Dudley, "They made many other incursions into Italy, sometimes establishing themselves upon the Alban Hills, sometimes being hired as mercenaries by the Greek cities of the south."157 Because of their easy victory over the Romans, the Celts came to regard them with contempt. They disparaged them as "little men," while bragging about their own great size.156 "But Rome learned from her disaster. She equipped herself with the walls and the tactics which were necessary to withstand attacks of this kind."158 Her generals also developed new ways to battle the giants in hand-to-hand combat. They found that the Celts' large broadsword, for example, was inferior, "being blunt at the end and good only for cutting, not thrusting." They therefore devised new techniques to defend themselves against the broadsword's blows and practiced thrusting their own blades into the Celts' unprotected parts. Eventually, the Romans also learned how to take some advantage of the Celts' great height. "Tall men with shields too small to cover them offer an excellent target for javelins and arrows," observes Herm, "and the Romans cold-bloodily exploited this."159 They also learned to use the Celts' super-stitious beliefs against them, as Caesar did against Ariovistus at Besancon.160 And for all their great stature and extraordinary strength and reckless courage, the Celts lacked the unity and discipline of the Roman army. That one shortcoming contributed greatly to their eventual downfall.

But not until more than one hundred and fifty years later, at the battle of Telamon, were the Romans able to avenge themselves on the Celts for their defeat at the Allia and for their chieftain's gold-weighing insult at Rome. The opportunity for Rome to partially heal this wound came in the spring of 225, when a Celtic army of some seventy thousand men again crossed the Apennines and stormed across northern Italy. The exceedingly tall, fair-skinned warriors once more reached Clusium, only one hundred miles from Rome. But this time, instead of sending envoys, the Senate dispatched a Roman army. They came upon the Celts at Telamon in Etruria. In the decisive battle fought there, the invaders suffered enormous casualties. The Romans reportedly killed forty thousand Celts, or more than half their forces, and captured ten thousand more besides. No doubt such a great slaughter resulted, in part, from the Celts' fanatical zeal. Caught by chance between the armies of the two Roman consuls, Lucius Aemilius Papus and Gaius Atilius, and having suffered heavy casualties in the cross fire of Roman javelins and arrows, the naked giant spearmen, "in their impotent rage, rushed wildly at the enemy and sacrificed their lives," reports Polybius.161 Similarly, when the Romans engaged them in hand-to-hand combat, the Celts, even when there was no more hope, refused to give quarter. Instead they continued to fight the advancing Roman swordsmen with a suicidal fury.162

Despite this important victory, the Romans were not done with the golden-haired, hard-eyed, harsh-voiced barbarians who still lived in great numbers in the lands north of the Apennines. From their sanctuary they continued for many years to raid and plunder Italy. Not until much later times, when command of the legionnaires fell to the great military genius Gaius Marius, and afterward to his ambitious nephew Julius Caesar, were the Romans able to put an end to the Celtic threat. (See Caesar's Triumph over the Giants; Celtic Giants; German Giants' Annihilation; Giants Who Became Gods; Gomarian Giants; Twilight of the Celtic Giants)

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Legends of the Nephilim - Video

I have completed a new vidoe on the Nephilim. This video includes legends and Jewish stories of the Nephilim as handed down by rabbinical tradition.  I used very powerful music and am very happy with the final video. Originally I did not know what I would include in a 3rd video about the nephilim as I have felt in that I have nearly exhausted all that I have on this topic. I completed the script within a day while combing through Jewish encyclopedia souces, rabbinical history and combing it into a single compilation. It fell together quickly with 4 drafts and a quick and successful recording of the narration in about 1 hour. The sound quality appears to be alot better than previous/recent videos which was solved by simply not even wearing the headset but wrapping it over my neck with the mouthpiece positioned perfectly while using my earphones in a seperate audio desktop jack to review the recordings while recording. This seemed to work very well and I am happy that the quality of both the audio and the video sequences came out so elegantly. I have included the full script below of the narration as well as musical track lists. At the 9 minute mark I had completed the video, however I decided to extend the video with an additional music track and filled it in nicely with a star wars force unleashed sequence of video which fit nicely with David/Goliath.

Script Below

1) The Nephilim
In the bible the Nephilim appear before the flood and re-emerge after the global flood in large populations. They are described as having an immense stature, being powerful numerous and tall. Some tribes even possessed 24 fingers and toes with double rows of teeth.

Og, the giant King of Bashan, stood at 11 feet 10 inches. He is sometimes referred to in Jewish literature as being the only Pre-flood Nephilim survivor. It is said that upon the destruction of the world, Noah made a place for him near the lattice door of the ark, through which because Og had sworn to serve Noah and his descendants for all time, he handed him his food every day. The Talmud sees a reference to this in the word "the escaped. Arabic writers quote this escape of Og as a "Jewish" story outlining the same details as being the post repopulation of the Nephilim. However there is little credence to support this fanciful account.

In ancient times Gigantic stature was considered a blemish rendering a priest unfit for service, Men of tall stature were warned not to marry women of similar proportions, lest a "mast" or very tall being be born unto them.

Among the Philistines the Nephilim settled, in a place named the "valley of Rephaim" The Nephilim did not constitute a distinct, nationality, but were a breed of men of great stature found among various people in ancient times. Hence Og belonged to the Anakim who were also known as the Amorites at the time. King David's giants were Philistines and Gittites. If the Horites were Rephaim, they are the exception, inasmuch as they maintained their identity as a distinct people over other tribes of Nephilim. This view, however, is not generally accepted.
In the case of the Emim and the Zamzummim it is expressly stated in Deuteronomy that they were replaced by the Moabites and Ammonites, while the Avim were annihilated by the Philistines

The tradition in Enoch and the Book of Jubilees supplies the explanation why the giants were designated as "Rephaim." According to the Book of Jubilees, these (Nefilim) slew one another, and thus the curse pronounced against the shedders of blood fell upon them. These giants were also known as those who killed their own which can also be translated as childless.
2) The Chief angels
The Chief fallen angels as cited in Enoch were known as those that guided the world, but later, fragments were translated to those "who ruined the world". These giants who were direct offspring of the fallen angels would later be classed into generations. The original Giants, Nephilim and their sons and the Eliud or grandsons. The original Giants were probably largest in size.

In the Book of Jubilees the last-mentioned are called "Elyo" These three classes correspond to the three names employed in Gen. vi. 4 = "Nephilim," "Gibborim," and "Anshe ha-Shem" or"Anakim. In the Book of Jubilees these three are described as being different "they fought with one another."
According to the midrash, Adam before the Fall was of gigantic stature but in consequence of his sin was reduced to ordinary human proportions, and in addition lost the "demut" or his (likeness) to God. These giants, though molded like Adam before the Fall, "were not like" God; they were exempt from the forfeiture of original stature, they, like man, had lost the demut. The Rabbis hold that these giants had seven names: (1) "Emim," because whoever saw one of them was seized with terror. (2) "Rephaim," because their sight made people "soft" (fearful) like wax. (3) "Gibborim," because their brains alone measured 18 ells. (4) "Zamzummim," because they inspired fear and were fierce warriors. (5) "Anakim," because they wore huge necklaces in great numbers. (6) "Avim," because they destroyed the world and themselves (7) "Nefilim," because they caused the world to fall and fell themselves.
The description "Anshe ha-Shem" (Men of the Name) is interpreted as "men of destruction". The cabalistic commentators allege that they were called "Men of the Name" because they imparted to men the mysteries of the Divine Name and the names of demons, to conjure therewith. For in doing so, some of their kind had their noses pierced and were suspended from the dark mountains so that never again could they see the sun again.
The Anakim were the sons of the Nephilim, and the giants Og and Sihon were the sons of Hiya, who was the son of Samyaza, the chief fallen angel.
Some of these giants had feet 18 ells in length, and the same length is given for the thigh. An ell ranges from country to country but in general is about 114cm or 45 inches in length - often being measured from one elbow across the chest to the next elbow. Numerous rows of teeth are also ascribed to them
They were very voracious, eating as many as a thousand oxen, horses, and camels each day. Relying upon their great size, and upon the power of their enormous feet to stop the rising waters, they ridiculed Noah. These giants led a most shameful life, thus causing God to send the Flood. This is also the view taken by Arabic authors, where women seduced them by music, cosmetics while adorned with pearl necklaces, similar to the rabbinical translation of anak meaning neck.

3) Hebrew, Enoch and watchers
After the collapse of the Tower of Babel, Hebrew was forgotten until Abraham was taught it again by the angels. After the murder by Cain, it was announced and written down on the heavenly tablets that both he that committed murder, and he that witnessed it and did not declare it before the tribunal of justice for punishment, should be cursed; wherefore even the angels must declare every sin committed by man.

Enoch, who was the first man initiated by the angels into the art of writing, and who accordingly wrote down all the secrets of astronomy, of chronology, and of the world's epochs to the end of time, testified against the angels that fell by lusting after the daughters of men; and ever since he was taken to heaven he is said to have been recording the good deeds and the sins of men, and will continue to record them until Judgment Day.

Thus all the iniquities of men from the time of the Flood, and all that is done in heaven, earth, or Sheol, are written on the tablets of heaven for final judgment on the Last Day.

Son of Arphaxad and father of Salah was taught the art of writing by his father. The book of Jubilees says that he found rocks with carved inscription preserving the forbidden science of astrology taught by the rebel angels. Similarly, Josephus speaks of pillars of brick and stone upon which had inscribed astrological knowledge.
God reveals to Enoch His own great secrets, His creation, the story of the fallen angels, He then orders Enoch to go back to earth for thirty days to teach his children and grandchildren what he has seen in heaven. He gives them instruction to write down these in books. He teaches them the ways of the Lord and tells them there is no intercession of departed saints for sinners. Enoch gives renewed instructions as to a righteous life until the Lord calls Enoch, the people assemble to kiss him and he addresses them for the last time.
4)The fall of the angels
The angels who fell into sin over the daughters of man are both contested to have fallen out of heaven as well as coming to earth as righteous bearers of light. According to rabbinical tradition, the angels seeing God's grief over the corruption on the earth volunteered to descent to earth to teach mankind righteousness. In their new surrounding in flesh. they themselves yielded to the admiration of women.
Samyaza became passionately enamored of Isṭar. She, however, would only yield to his desires only on the condition that he tell her the name of Yahweh by virtue of which he was to return to heaven. As soon as she was possessed the secret, she is said to have rose to heaven herself. Samyaza and his companion mated and had children. Samyaza learns of the coming flood and the troubling dreams his offspring begin to have and as a result is unable to shed his flesh and return to heaven in his native spiritual form. This announcement of the world's end and his own children's impending doom brings Samyaza to repentance. However Azazel, who deals in rich adornments and fine garments for women, continues in his evil ways.

5) God
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

6)David and Goliath
The youngest of his fathers house, David kept his father's sheep, threatened by the Philistines; and being armed with Saul's armor, David finds that it impedes his movement, he discards it, takes his staff, and chooses five smooth stones out of the brook for use in his sling. He engages the giant, who, upon catching sight of his tiny adversary, is insulted with disgust. David declares that he comes in the name of the Lord, the God of Israel who Goliath has defied.
David moving forward slings one of the stones, which strikes the giant between the eyes, sinking deep into his forehead the giant falls. The sheep herder draws his enemies sword and defeats the Philistine champion. The young shepherd boy returns victorious amidst all odds with the forces of darkness fleeing in fear of the Almighty God of heaven and earth.

7) Ending Verses
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17

For there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12

Music Tracks
Daft Punk - Tron Legacy - The Grid (Zero Unit Remix)
Future World Music - Sin And Restitution
Two Steps From Hell - Dark Harbor
Thomas Bergersen - Promise

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Spear of Destiny - Recut

The Holy Lance (also known as the Spear of Destiny, Holy Spear, Lance of Longinus, Spear of Longinus or Spear of Christ) is the name given to the lance that supposedly pierced Jesus's side as he hung on the cross in John's account of his death.

The story goes that the Centurion who pierced Jesus side believed that Jesus was truly the Son of God. He kept the spear and handed it down generation to generation. Throughout history whoever so possessed the Spear would rule with great power. Hitler at the young age of 20 would go to the museum that held the spear. He had full knowledge of its history and would sit in front of it often while induced with a mind expanding drug. His following accounts he wrote in his journal.

Whoever possessed the Spear would rule the world. The Holy Lance also known as the Spear of Destiny is the name given to the lance that supposedly pierced Jesus's side.

Hitler Wrote in his journal
"The Air became stifling so i could hardly breath. The noisy scene of the treasure house seemed to melt away before my eyes. I stood alone and trembling before the hovering form of a superman - a spirit sublime and fearful, a countenance intrepid and cruel. In holy awe, I offered my soul as a vessel of his will."

The Prophecy & Sign of Jonah - Recut

Jonah was a prophet of the old testament and is most famous for being swallowed by a fish. In the Book of Jonah, God reveals to him the wickedness of a neighboring gentile city called Nineveh. Jonah in his prejudice and disobedience decides to setout the exact opposite direction of Nineveh. Scholars believe that Jonah was prejudice because of the context in which he lived in. During this time, many Jews did not have any association or dealings with Gentiles. They often would have only known of the sinful and pagan nature of their neighboring cities and they avoided them with contempt.

Now In Jesus time, during one of the confrontations with the Pharisees, they ask Jesus to perform a miracle or sign to prove He is the son of God. Jesus does something strange and replies them and refers to the story of Jonah. This is referred to as the Prophecy and Sign of Jonah. I will touch on this scripture later, as it becomes relevant to the prophecy.

As the account of Jonah goes, Jonah flees from the Lord by ship to a place called Tarshish which is in the opposite direction. Jonah asleep on the boat is awakened by the captain of the ship who tells him to pray to his God to see if the storms will cease. The sailors cast lots to see who is responsible for the treacherous storm and it falls on Jonah which leads to the sailors throwing him overboard. Following this Jonah is swallowed by a large fish or whale and this is where the story changes. The conventional perspective from this point onward is that Jonah lives inside the fish for 3 days and 3 nights however details from the original text and King James Version indicate that Jonah died before he was spit out by the fish. Some of the other translations have been changed and do not reflect the same details as the original texts.
Jonah inevitably drowns and as a result God sends a large fish or whale to swallow him whole in order to preserve his body for 3 days and 3 nights. Jonahs soul departs from his body and he is swept deep into the earth under the mountains and in the water which is where the bible refers to the chambers of hell being located.

Location of the Chambers:
Under the earth: Numbers 16:30
Under the mountains Jonah 2:6
Under the waters Job 26:5