Here's how the story goes: In the extra-Biblical text, Enoch, the watcher angels saw the women on the earth and wanted to mate with them, so they made a pact with one another to do so on Mount Hermon. As a result of their infatuation with the human women, they mated with them and created what we know as giants or what the Bible classifies as nephilim.
But what else happens on or at the Mount Hermon?
A temple to the god Pan was set up at the base of Mount Hermon. Pan was a Greek god who was generally represented as a vigorous and lustful figure having the horns, legs, and ears of a goat; in later art the human parts of his form were much more emphasized. Like a shepherd, he was a piper and he rested at noon. He is also known to represent man-boy love or as we call it today, pedophilia.
As the story goes, he lived in the wilds and he would play a flute to lure children in. Once he had them, He would take them deep into the wilds to never be seen again.
It's giving real Pied Piper. Even more, it's giving the children's story Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. What were Peter Pan and the Pied Piper doing?
So when Jesus goes there to be transfigured, it wasn't that He chose it at will. He went there to make a point. A very important point.
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