“The fact remains though, that the ancients spoke of a time when there were gods or shining ones who ruled up and down Sumeria and Egypt and who employed watchers over the ordinary folk. In the same way a Pharaoh of Egypt was a god-on-Earth, so too priests of the Elohim (stars) were stars-on-Earth.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead calls these Watchers:
Anubis and Horus in the form of Horus the sightless. Others, however, say that they are the Tchatcha, who bring to nought the operations of their knives; and others say that they are the chiefs of the Sheniu chamber.
So, even in ancient Egypt, by the time of the writing of the Book of the Dead, there was confusion.
According Sitchin in The Wars of Gods and Men:
They had come to Egypt, the Egyptians wrote, from Ta-Ur, the “Far/Foreign Land,” whose name Ur meant “oldest” but could also have been the actual place name – a place well known from Mesopotamian and biblical records: the ancient city of Ur.
We should note at this point that this Ur is the same place that the father of the world’s three great religions, Abraham, is also said to have trained.
According to The Legend of Votan (note similarity with the Nordic Wotan who is said to have come from across the sea) from Mesoamerica, this Votan was the serpent who was a descendent of the race of Can and was called a guardian or watcher, amazingly similar to Canaan, as such people as Zelia Nuttal in Papers of the Peabody Museum has suggested.
These Canaanites are implicated in many places revolving around the Shining Ones and the original serpent priests – another name for the Shining Ones.
The serpent was known in the language of Canaan variously as Aub, Ab; Oub, Ob; Oph, Op; Eph, Ev. In the Mayan language “Can” also means serpent, as in Cuculcan the bird serpent, and just as in the ancient Sumerian Acan and the Scottish Can for serpent (which is where we get the word “canny” like the wise snake).
Vulcan (sounding like Votan and Wotan), the Roman god of fire, comes from the Babylonian Can for serpent and Vul for fire, showing an etymological link across thousands of miles and oceans and meaning, therefore, that Vulcan is the shining serpent.
Indeed even the very center of the Christian world, the Vatican, comes from the words “vatis” for prophet and “can” for serpent, making the Vatican a place of serpent prophecy.
The Hebrews termed these Watchers as nun resh’ayin, meaning “those who watch.” In the Greek this is translated as gigantes or giants, a race that even the 907 B.C. writer Hesiod featured as being monstrous (due to their serpentine aspect no doubt). Now we can understand the role of the giants seen across the world of folklore as the presence of the Watchers.
Enoch in 1 Enoch 20:1-8 even gives us the names of these Watchers”
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