3.15 – Aliens, Gods, & Heroes (11.16.11)

“Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.”

– Bertolt Brecht

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Superhuman strength…supernatural powers…and the awesome ability to fly…throughout history, mankind has told incredible tales of gods, with extraordinary powers. But are these accounts merely tall tales, or could they be based on factual events? If mythical gods really do exist, were they, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe, extraterrestrial beings? And could this help to explain the enduring popularity of gods, Titans, and other so-called “superheroes”? [16]

Introduction Dreams of Flight
The Olympians The Telchines
Invisibility Cloaks Power Armor

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CONTRIBUTORS

(in order of appearance)

henry, w.von daniken, e.martell, j.rader, r.coppens, p.didio, d.young, j.childress, d.tsoukalos, g.birnes, b.smith, d.gresh, l.hawkes, l.pawlowski, e.

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INTRODUCTION [16a]

Superhuman strength…Supernatural powers…And the awesome ability to fly. Throughout history, mankind has told incredible tales of gods and superheroes. But do we yearn to possess these extraordinary powers for another, more profound, reason?

“Implanted within our DNA is this desire to become god-like, to fly in the air, or swim through the ocean, or especially to ascend into the stars.”

William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“Humans were created according to the image of God. So, we are part of them. If the so-called gods had incredible powers, we have them in us, too.”

    – Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

Could ancient stories of god-like kings and heroes really have otherworldly origins?

“Many of the sacred powers given to kings of the past, we know today were more than likely technology that ancient man was given from the actual gods, which we know were probably extraterrestrials.”

Jason Martell (Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

Millions of people around the world believe we have been visited in the past by extraterrestrial beings. What if it were true? Did Ancient Aliens really help to shape our history? And does it help to explain our continuing fascination with stories of gods and heroes?

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References:

[1] Prometheus Entertainment. (2011). Ancient Aliens: Season 3. [DVD Back Cover]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2] History™. (2011). Ancient Aliens: 3.1 – Aliens & the Old West. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: July 28, 2011, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-3.

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[16a] Prometheus Entertainment. (2011). Ancient Aliens: 3.15 – Aliens, Gods, & Heroes. [DVD Footage: Introduction]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[16b] Prometheus Entertainment. (2011). Ancient Aliens: 3.15 – Aliens, Gods, & Heroes. [DVD Footage: The Olympians]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[16c] Prometheus Entertainment. (2011). Ancient Aliens: 3.15 – Aliens, Gods, & Heroes. [DVD Footage: Invisibility Cloaks]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[16d] Prometheus Entertainment. (2011). Ancient Aliens: 3.15 – Aliens, Gods, & Heroes. [DVD Footage: Dreams of Flight]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[16e] Prometheus Entertainment. (2011). Ancient Aliens: 3.15 – Aliens, Gods, & Heroes. [DVD Footage: The Telchines]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[16f] Prometheus Entertainment. (2011). Ancient Aliens: 3.15 – Aliens, Gods, & Heroes. [DVD Footage: Power Armor]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[17] History™. (2011). Ancient Aliens: 3.16 – Aliens & the Creation of Man. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: November 23, 2011, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-3.

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