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Hybrids Among Us – Chapter 2: Mythological Hybrids

In our day and age, the vast majority of people seem to think that much of what we are pursuing through science is new. When we start digging into our past, we find lots of very strange stories, told by many cultures all over the world. The pages of history contain endless references to hybrids, and yet many people do not consider how they might tie into our modern time. Most of these references have come to be referred to as mythology, but is there any truth to those myths? In this chapter we are going to look at several different cultures in which hybrids were believed to have existed and interacted with mankind.

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Babylonian Hybrids

The Babylonian culture is one of the oldest cultures on the planet. Even though our modern society is separated from theirs by thousands of years, they seemed to have a very advanced knowledge of hybrids and how they came to exist. Many of the hybrids that appear in their culture had the body of a human and the head of an animal or vice versa. These beings were not abstract concepts to the Babylonians, but were said to live among them and interacted with them. Let’s take a look at some of these hybrids.

Hybrid Gods

Annunaki Carving

In the above picture, we see a humanoid being with the head and wings of a bird. These beings were worshiped as gods by the Sumerians. The detail with which they were carved also provides us with evidence that other cultures, besides the Hebrews, may have had contact with the Cherubim or a creature created to resemble one of the cherubim mentioned in the Bible.

“And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle… Every one had four faces apiece, and every one four wings; and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings.” – Ezekiel 10:14 & 21

While the Babylonian gods lacked multiple faces on each body, the rest of the description is almost exact, right down to the four wings and human hands. In Isaiah 14:14, we learn that Lucifer wants to be exactly like the Most High. If this is true, it makes perfect sense that he would try to genetically alter certain life forms in order to create something similar to the Cherubim under God’s command. While this is just speculation, it does seem to fit Satan’s M.O. Satan cannot create anything out of nothing like God can, but he is a deceiver and a manipulator that can work with and possibly alter what already exists.

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Some historians believe that the Gilgamesh story is based on an actual king that lived around 2,700 B.C. If that is true, it would place his life about 200 years after the flood of Noah, and 86 years before the birth of Abraham. If the above is true, it also lends some credibility to the tale of his search for a flood survivor. According to the Bible, Noah lived for another 350 years after the flood, and Shem lived for another 502 years after the flood. Both Noah and Shem would have still been alive during Gilgamesh’s supposed search. This is not proof that Gilgamesh existed, but evidence that the story is placed in the correct Biblical timeframe, but why exactly is Gilgamesh important to our research?

Gilgamesh was considered to be 2/3 god and 1/3 human, or in other words, he was a hybrid. Already we find that his origin is very similar to that of the Nephilim in the Bible. Much of the story revolves around his search for immortality after his best friend Enkidu dies. Before Enkidu dies, he encourages Gilgamesh to set off on a journey to establish his own renown by slaying Humbaba The Terrible, an evil giant. Again, the Bible confirms that these hybrids were “men of renown”, and establishing a legendary name becomes Gilgamesh’s goal. Humbaba was the guardian of the Cedar Forest, where the Sumerian gods (Annunaki) lived. Enlil assigns the giant Humbaba to be a terror to human beings, just as we observe in the Biblical story of the giants in the Promised Land. These Babylonian “gods” seem to be nothing more than fallen angels posing as gods. The important point here is the hybrid king Gilgamesh. If he really existed, after being considered a myth for so long, what about the rest of the story that mentions the “gods” living on earth and creating hybrids?

Greek Hybrids

The Greeks hybrids are among the most famous hybrids in all of history. Almost everyone on the planet is familiar with Hercules, Achilles, Perseus, and Theseus. Our modern culture has turned these hybrids into heroes, even though they were feared by many. Achilles was famous for killing massive amounts of people, Perseus was famous for killing both men and monsters, Theseus was famous for killing the hybrid minotaur, and Hercules only performed good deeds as a punishment for murdering his wife and children. However, these were not the only hybrids found in Greek mythology. Let’s take a look at a few lesser known hybrids.

Chimera

The Chimera was a strange, hybrid, creature that tormented mankind. It was believed to be a female capable of breathing fire. The origin of the chimera is interesting as well. It was believed to have been created by the gods, which were likely fallen angels.

“The Chimera was, according to Greek mythology, a monstrous fire-breathing female creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of multiple animals: upon the body of a lioness with a tail that ended in a snake’s head, the head of a goat arose on her back at the center of her spine. The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra. The term chimera has also come to describe any mythical animal with parts taken from various animals and, more generally, an impossible or foolish fantasy.”[1]

The story surrounding the chimera is interesting because it is lumped in with other hybrid creatures, all believed to have originated with the Greek gods.

Chimera - Greek Mythology

Minotaur

According to the Greek’s there was a hybrid creature known as the Minotaur (Minos’ Bull), which was a bull/human hybrid that had a taste for human flesh. In order to keep the creature appeased, they would sacrifice humans to it. The question we have to ask is, “is there any truth to this story?” Many people believe this story is just another myth among many, but it has several things in common with scripture:

  • This creature came about as a result of the “gods” tampering/experimenting with humans and animals.
  • Human sacrifices were made to this creature.
  • This creature was being worshiped out of fear.

Although it is not well known among the general population, the Minotaur actually had a name. The name given to the hybrid at birth was Asterion, which means “ruler of the stars”. This was also the name of Minos’ father. The story of the Minotaur provides an interesting reference to the gods’ involvement in the creation of animal human hybrids as well. My book, Beyond Flesh and Blood: The Ultimate Guide To Angels and Demons, goes into greater detail about the Minotaur and the Biblical equivalents, Molech and Chemosh.

The Legend of Heracles

Heracles, which means “glory of Hera”, is the Greek name for the hero we know by the Roman name Hercules. According to legend, he was the famous son of the god Zeus and Alcmene, a mortal woman. He was also the half brother of Perseus, another legendary hybrid hero that was portrayed in Clash of The Titans.  Perseus was conceived when Zeus transformed himself into golden rain to deceive Perseus’ mother into having sex with him. Heracles was known for his strength, courage, ingenuity, and sexual prowess among both males and females. Another strange association we find among these hybrids is homosexuality. While homosexuality is not present in every story about giants, it does surface on occasion.

Hercules was conceived after Zeus shapeshifted himself into the husband of Alcmene and tricked her into having sex with him. Although Heracles is viewed as a hero, he was very violent. One story from his youth has him killing his music teacher Linus with a lyre. When he grew up, married, and had children, he killed them and his wife in a fit of rage, which led to his servitude to king Eurystheus. Heracles is most famous for completing twelve legendary tasks, each supernatural in nature. One of these tasks involved Heracles killing the giant Antaeus by picking him up off the ground in a bear hug. Heracles may have been very huge himself if he was able to bear hug a giant and pick him up off of the ground. Finally as Heracles is dying, he throws the innocent Lichas into the sea, thinking him to be responsible for poisoning him. Once again we find a very violent, legendary, hybrid that still lives on through stories.

The Invincible Achilles

Achilles is the central character in the blockbuster movie Troy. He was also the central character and hero of Homer’s Iliad from where the movie Troy adapted most of its script. It’s not emphasized in the movie, but Achilles is also what we call a demigod (like Heracles), which is the Greek version of the Hebrew Nephilim. He is the result of a mortal man and a goddess mixing. The supernatural power associated with him was being invincible everywhere except the heel of his foot, which is where we get the phrase “Achilles’ Heel”.

Here we have another story that is usually passed on as mythology, but as technology progresses, our understanding of mythology has changed. Starting in the late 1800s, explorers began seriously searching for the city of Troy. Between 1892-1938 it was discovered that at least nine cities had been built on the ancient site of Troy. There are four men credited with moving the city of troy from mythology to reality:

  1. Heinrich Schliemann
  2. Wilhelm Dörpfeld
  3. Carl Blegen
  4. Manfred Korfmann

If Troy was indeed a real city as Homer claimed, is it possible that a hybrid named Achilles fought in the legendary battle? If the cities of Uruk and Troy have been discovered, and a once mythological king is now considered to be real, how many more of these mythological cities and individuals may also be real?

Other Greek Hybrids

  • Centaurs (Man/Horse)
  • Harpies (Woman/Bird)
  • Satyrs (Man/Goat)
  • Echidna (Woman/Snake)
  • Minotaur (Man/Bull)

We could probably go on and on listing all of the hybrids mentioned by the Greeks, but the main point is that the Greeks seemed to be obsessed with the concept. Let’s continue looking into some of the other cultures that had an obsession with hybrids as well.

Asian Hybrids

Although not as well known as the Greeks, there are hybrids that appear in Asian cultures as well. Here are a few that seem to stand out from the crowd.

China – Penghou

“In the time of the First Ruler of Wu, Lu Ching-shu was Grand Protector of Chien-an Commandery. Once he dispatched a man to cut down a great camphor tree. Few strokes of the axe had fallen before blood suddenly flowed from the trunk. When it was finally felled, a creature with the face of a man and the body of a dog came forth. Ching-shu explained, “This is what is known as the p’eng-hou.” He had it steamed forthwith and ate it. Its flavor was the same as dog-meat. The Pai-tse T’u* says: “The spirit of trees is called p’eng-hou. It appears much like a black dog with no tail and can be steamed and eaten.” – Soushenji

While this story probably has very little truth to it, if any, once again we find a different culture, with different political and religious beliefs, connecting a hybrid to the supernatural.

Japan – Kutabe

“The common Japanese image generally depicts the hakutaku as a “bovine or monstrous felid creature with nine eyes and six horns, arranged in sets of three and two on both its flanks and its man-like face. It is also commonly depicted as having the body of a lion and eight eyes, known for having a horn or multiple horns on their heads.” However, the number of extra eyes actually varies depending on interpretation, and sometimes the creature is pictured with only one in the center of its head. It is considered to be “intelligent, and well read with the ability to understand human speech.”[1]

While it is likely that many of these cultures influenced each other with their stories, which explains why so many of the hybrids were similar, they each had their own unique stories as well. There is one last culture that we will look at because the hybrid found in that legend might sound familiar to those that have read Revelation.

Persian Hybrids

One of the most interesting hybrids in all of mythology, comes from Persia. It was a creature known as the “man eater”. What makes it interesting is that it is very similar to a hybrid creature described in the book of Revelation.

Manticore

“The manticore (Early Middle Persian Martyaxwar) is a persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), and a trumpet-like voice. Other aspects of the creature vary from story to story. It may be horned, winged, or both. The tail is that of either a dragon or a scorpion, and it may shoot poisonous spines to either paralyze or kill its victims. It devours its prey whole and leaves no clothes, bones, or possessions of the prey behind.”[1]

Manticore

The concept of a lion-human hybrid appears in many cultures. In my book, As The Days of Noah Were, there is a much deeper study on the Lion Men of and other hybrid lion creatures, so in this section we are going to focus on the locusts from the pit, which seem to resemble the Manticore. According to Revelation, the locusts from the pit are described as follows:

“And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.” – Revelation 9:7-10

The picture of the Manticore is a very close match to the description in Revelation 9, with the exception of the missing crown. It was called the Manticore (man eater) because it only attacked humans, just like the locusts in Revelation 9. This same creature also appears in the legends of India and Greece, but why? Now that we have a brief understanding of the history of hybrids, in the next chapter we will look at how they tie into modern times.

The Breakdown

The inevitable question that we must all ask is, “Were any of these creatures real?” If they were real, that means we need to take a serious look at the past to find out what was going on. If they were not real, why is modern science attempting to bring them to life? If history really does repeat itself, and there is nothing new under the sun, then why is it that so many Christians refuse to look at what is going on in the world today, and how it compares with history? It is possible that we are about to repeat many of the same mistakes that happened in the past, concerning these hybrids. In almost every story we read, there seems to be an urgent need to kill these creatures, in order to stop them from terrorizing mankind.

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[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manticore


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai_Ze


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_%28mythology%29

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  • Minister Fortson says:

    If Satan was the tree, who was the serpent? Satan can’t be both. Furthermore, You are still adding into the text. Read chapter 2. God PLANTED a garden. It makes sense for a LITERAL tree to be in that garden. If you want to claim that eating the tree was sex, are you saying that God had to stop Adam and Eve from having sex with Jesus? You may want to read all of Genesis 3. God kicked them out:

    “And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:” – Genesis 3:22

    The key word there is ALSO… The Hebrew word is “gam” which is a comparative adverb, meaning that they were going to do the SAME EXACT THING to Tree of Life what they did to the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. There is no way around it in the Hebrew. So to be clear, based on your interpretation, God had to stop Adam and Eve from having sex with Jesus. Yet, you claim I teach weird and wacky stuff? LOL.

    Let’s continue poking holes in your theory. If Adam and Eve had sex with the tree, what did God mean that the man became like “one of us”? Did God and the others also have sex with Satan? When you take scripture out of context and start making it up, you run into all sorts of problems. But, that’s what happens when you follow a false teacher like Murray.

    I take the Bible LITERALLY when it makes no reference to being anything other than literal.

    Finally, I told you to Google “Arnold Murray False Teacher” and read the links. I wasn’t referring to my links at all. There are over 1,230,000 results for people calling him a false teacher. LOL. A lot of which use to belong to his cult. Feel free to ignore the facts if you want.

    https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&safe=off&site=&source=hp&q=arnold+murray+false+teacher&oq=arnold+murray+false+teacher&gs_l=hp.3..0j0i22i30l3.853.5971.0.6122.31.26.2.2.2.2.455.3978.9j6j4j1j3.23.0…0.0…1c.1.9.hp.l2E93pDG94k

    April 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm
  • Minister Fortson says:

    I’m not mad at all. Its just sad to see Christians deceived by Murray’s false teaching, then instead of admitting it, they try to defend him.

    April 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm
  • pat says:

    I listened to your google stuff, isn’t that where you said the tree of knowledge of good and evil wasn’t Satan,Lucifer,the Serpent? I suppose you don’t think the Tree of Life was Jesus Christ either? God compares the body to a tree, the trunk,the limbs,etc.,He even compared Himself to an evergreen. I’m not twisting scripture, I just disagree with your interpretation. I also believe scripture teaches we exist before flesh, Christ also existed before flesh, is it a stretch to believe we did as well?That’s what I believe, could I be wrong,could Murray be wrong? Yes, but it offers the best explanation to me, especially when we have Jesus saying the same thing. Genesis 4:1 says Adam knew his wife, Cain was born and then Eve said she has gotten a child from the Lord,it doesn’t say Adam was his father,you assume that. Scripture does not put Cain in Adam’s geneology and scripture does say the serpent has seed in more than one place, you say it doesn’t, so who is twisting scripture? The truth is, you don’t have answers to these questions. Why not just admit that and leave teachers who do, alone. I bet you believe in the rapture too? Did I also hear you say that the anti-christ is going to manipulate human genes? That is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard…you are just flat out wrong. You say we are not fighting Satan and the bible does…you are wrong again. No, there is not an exact scripture that says we were angels but it does say we have 2 bodies, one celestial and one terrestial(Corinthians),and are we not also messengers. Murray does not actually teach we were angels but it is not hard to come to that conclusion and I tried to explain to you how he came to that conclusion through the symbology of scripture. I can’t believe all this wierd wacky stuff you preach and then attack other people…wrong again Dante. You see, heretics like you won’t have this freedom to keep spewing lies for long, God is soon going to put an end to your Babylonian confusion…you’re nutty.There, now write back and say some more nutty stuff, I’ll be waiting…

    April 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm
  • Kyle says:

    WOW !! that was exciting !!! the ad thing is is that most people that come here are coming here to learn . i know not everyone can except somethings at the time and sometimes it takes awhile .. but for both of you to end with the anger like it is isnt what God is teaching us .. i am not good with verses and remembering where things are but it says that we should not go to sleep with this kind of thing eating at us .. I have the same trouble but i am no different then anyone else i get pissed myself and let it go for days and sometimes yrs before i let it go .. i understand totally what Dante is saying and my belief is the same . but that is not what i am saying here .. i am not good at explaining things and i hope no one gets pissed at me for writing this .. I think We should all pray for God to help because this isnt a good way to leave this.. I am no one to be pointing fingers and i have so much to learn !!! It just makes me sad to see this !!!

    April 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm
  • Minister Fortson says:

    Its sad when someone as deceived as you tries to debate. Let’s be specific. I asked you to show me a verse in the Bible that says people were angels or that angels become people and you DID NOT. You can’t because it doesn’t exist. Murray made that up because he is a liar. If you bother to read, I gave you scripture that shows we were not the sons of God referred to in the Bible, but you purposely ignored it.

    Murray is not the only person that has attempted to provide an answer to questions that are still debated. LOL. Murray is nothing special. There are tons of solid teachers out there and Murray isn’t one of them. Chuck Missler for example, is far better than Murray can ever hope to be.

    You’re not ready for the meat of the word yet. Like most Murray defenders, you twist scripture, take it out of context and outright lie. I’ll pray that nobody listens to you or Murray. As I said before, lets both just agree to celebrate that Murray’s crap and false teachings are being removed from YouTube. That is one major victory for the kingdom.

    I bet you still haven’t Googled “Arnold Murray False Teacher” because you are afraid of the truth. LOL. You say I teach bizarre crap, yet you defend Murray who teaches people were angels that fought with the devil, Eve was an adulterer, Adam was a homosexual, and Cain isn’t Adam’s son even thought Genesis 4:1 CLEARLY says he is… maybe you should actually try reading a Bible.

    April 17, 2013 at 2:56 am

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