The true history of the Weapon of Brilliance

If ever there was a weapon that best illustrates the ancient role and interference of the “gods” in the lives of ordinary people, it is the famous Weapon of Brilliance: a feared weapon whose presence was felt in both mythology and proper history – these, as regularly demonstrated in this column, actually being merely two sides of the same coin.

In line with the gods’ stratagem that “mortals” must never be their equal (see Genesis 3:22-23), only the gods owned and operated this weapon. Ancient descriptions of the Weapon, detailed below, are sourced from Zecharia Sitchin’s The War of Gods and Men (Harper). 

What was this “Brilliant Weapon”, also called the “Killing Brightness” or the “Divine Fire”? It was evidently a device of sorts that emitted blindingly bright light of the sort many of us encountered in the chemistry lab when we applied a flame to a strip of phosphorus.

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