But at first let's make clear one thing: what today called “myths” for the ancient people was a history. The facts in myths are handed to us through the world outlook of ancient people. Of course they are not similar to the facts in the newspapers. Ancient people represented them through their own vision of the world. For example, the fact of the Great Flood is reflected in mythology of all ancient cultures. Only if in Ancient Greece people believed that Zeus (in ancient Rome – Jupiter; in Egypt -Atom) sent the flood, because people became very foolish; Ancient Assyria and Babylon were sure, that it was Enlil who did it, because people became very numerous; ancient Scandinavians believed that Oden won the snow giant Umere, and waters of the thawing giant filled the earth; and the Celts considered that the Flood came from the blood of the giant of the sky and others. But the fact is the fact: the myths confirm the fact of the Great flood. All the legends specify that only one couple was rescued from which there were all people come from.
Certainly it is
necessary to involve mythology for the proofs very cautiously.
But, if from legend to legend of different peoples even far away separated from
each other, a detail repeats over and over, it can give us the basis to trust
its authenticity. You see and Schliemann was laughed at when he tried to prove
that Troy is not just a beautiful legend, but a real city with a real history,
laughed till Schliemann found it. Therefore to underbid the historical
importance of myths is not smart.
So what information about pollution of a genetic code
of animals myths can give us? In mythology of all peoples there are indications
both on the giants, and on essences half man - half animal, either having a body
or head of the man, they are: mermaids and water-elves or nixes (man - fish),
centaurs (man - horse), satire (man - goat), sphinxes (man - lion), siren (man -
bird), many of the Egyptian gods with heads of animals and so on. The myths tell
that these beings
were on earth before occurrence of the man. In Ancient Greece they
were called titans.
All of them had magic power.
to the Hebrew beliefs before the creation of Eve Adam had a girlfriend Lolita
(in Sumerian it was Lil , in Babylon named Lilitu) - a humanoid hybrid, she had
wings and legs of an owl (the Jews consider that in the book Isaac. 34:14, word:
«the screech owl» concern to her).
legend tells that at first she was the wife of one of the angels and gave birth
to many spirits. Lolita did not want to obey Adam and left him. It is
interesting, that in Gen. (2:20), before the creation of Eve, when Adam was
giving names to all animals and birds, it is said: « but for Adam there was not
found an help meet for him». Doesn't it mean that in the beginning Adam hoped
to meet another suitable humanoid hybrid with more compliant character among
fauna? Pay attention to Adam's reaction when he first saw Eve: « This is
now (from author – finally?)
bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man » (2:23).
(4:16) tells that after the Abel's murder Cain « dwelt in the land of Nod ».
The Bible does not say that Cain named the place, where he settled down, in such
a way. It was named so before him. In «The Book of Adam and Eve » it is told
that when the first people were expelled from the paradise, the ground had
already been populated with some essences, and the Devil, as compared to people,
was not a beginner there and felt very much confident.