The Nephilim were honored by the ancient Gnostic mystic religions. While we Christians believe they corrupted mankind with forbidden knowledge, rages of war, conspiracies, and immoralities, the Gnostic sects view them as the original gods. The Gnostic groups – Illuminati, Freemasons, Kabbalists, Satanists, Theosophists, etc – consider that the chief Lucifer is the giver of life and knowledge (as in the record at the Garden) and believe that it is the God of the Bible, Adonay (Yahweh) who is the the evil God who enslaves mankind in ignorance. Which is why the Gnostic groups, the Rosicrucians, Kabbalists, Theosophists, promote an Enlightenment through the Age of Reason that strives to subverts the prescribed knowledge of Yahweh God through Yeshua / Jesus.
[2Co 4:4] In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.