This is the story of an ancient tribe of super-intelligent beings that lived on the Iraq-Iranian border and who, through their wisdom, created the basis for Western civilization. Unable to know what to call them, mankind gave them the name of angels. But they were not angels - they were a race unto themselves. The author, Andrew Collins, has investigated archaeological data as well as cultural and literary sources to produce an account of this lost culture. Their knowledge was such that mankind lived in fear of them as well as in awe. Mankind ascribes Pagan myths, supernatural magic, and the power of the divine to this race, and as organized religion became more powerful, it sought to eliminate all traces of this forbidden and secretive group of people.