The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown.— Genesis 6:1–4, New Revised Standard Version
There are accounts of giants from all over the world. Legends of these beings show up in just about any culture that ever left it’s mark or recorded its history. And everyone knows the story of Jack and the Beanstalk with the lumbering giant’s sing song taunt of Jack.
I smell the blood of an Englishman,
Be he alive, or be he dead
I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.
Giants have long played the villain in many of the nursery rhymes and bedtime stories we tell to our children. And when you think about that it’s a pretty weird thing to do right? I mean what a strange thing to tell the kids before sending them off to bed. Sweet dreams kid. But sometimes these old fairytales are enough to whip up a nightmare or two so we end up reminding them that it’s all just pretend and explain that there is no such thing as a giant. Never were never will be. Right?
But what if they weren’t always make believe? What if there was a time when these mighty men of renown actually roamed the earth and maybe ruled it? They have been called by a lot of names the Annunaki, the Nephilim or simply giants.
There is an old Choctaw legend that says once a very long time ago, the ancestors of the Indians emerged from an artificial underground world which the Choctaw considers to be the homeland of their ancestors. This is an interesting account because the Apache and other Pueblo Indians, such as the Zunis and Hopi, also have legends about their ancestors emerging from an underground world.
At some point after the Indians emerged on the surface they settled into an area near present day Mississippi. It was there that the Indians were invaded by a terrifying race of Giants. The giants are described as having red or blond hair, and are said to have white skin. The giants were so totally foreign and un-Indian like that the Choctaws couldn’t believe their eyes . These Giants were Huge men wielding giant clubs and stone tools. The Indians didn’t think that they stood a chance and so the retuned back into the earth to hide.
The Indians returned back to their undergound world through a portal in a earthen mound called Nanih Waiya. There the Indians hid out for several generations until the giants were no more.
It’s kind of interesting that the Choctaw claim that Nanih Waiya mound was filled with natural opening that the Indians could enter or exit through. The Choctaw claim that they have long ago sealed most of them up. The picture below shows a hole in the Nanih Waiya Mound.