We all know there is one God. However the Bible itself almost makes it seem that the mythological Gods were real.
Genesis Chapter 6:4 At that time the Nephilim appeared on earth, after the sons of heaven had intercourse with the daughters of man, who bore them sons. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown.
The last sentence strikes a blow right into the idea of Myth's being real. Heroes of old. It didn't dawn on me until I saw Alexander the great, that their mythological Gods and heroes were "of old" andicent times before any of them were around. Were the Nephilim and fallen angels subjegating people on earth back then, were the Nephilim and their sons treated as Gods and the sons of gods, ie Heracles, Thesius, the Titans like prometheus or Egyptian Gods.
Now I know there is one God, but to a primitive people a large person with extraordinary abilities could claim to be Gods and the people might listen and follow them in fear of their own civilizations being wiped out by them.
What are your throughts? Were the Nephilim validated as the ancient gods of mythologies to these early peoples or are they not? Does the OT validate these early gods with an explanation of why man might believe in them? or am I reading too much into this small section of the bible?