Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments

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In Cassandra Clare’s novel series The Mortal Instruments and other related series, there are many references to other religions mythologies. The main question that is asked refers to the number of mythologies that she uses without the readers realizing it until her books are re-read or researched further. Before things get too out of hand, I believe that we should go into the history of the Nephilim and their relatable mythology with other cultures.
One of the most common angels mentioned in Clare’s novels in Nephilim’s history and mythology is one of the angels, Raziel. The angel Raziel is known in the Jewish Kabbalistic tradition for when he gave Adam a book of wisdom. In the Mortal Instruments series, the Gray Book would be the Book of Wisdom in the Jewish mythology. The second item Raziel gave to the Nephilim is the Mortal Cup; the Mortal Cup could be represented as the Holy Grail in the Catholic mythology.
After the rise of Nephilim, it was thought to be traced back to the witch trials. The witch trials resulted in a bunch of crazy mundanes (normal humans) killing off innocent civilians; however,
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The Institutes are supposed to be built on hallowed ground to repel demons and keep the unhallowed from entering. The only ones who are allowed inside and on Institute grounds are those with Nephilim blood. There are institutes that are one story buildings and some that are several stories high. All institutes have very few people that live in them because there are so many. There are many Institutes in the world, but the largest Institutes are located in London, in Europe; Shanghai, in Asia; Manila, in Oceania; Cairo, in Africa; São Paulo, in South America; and Los Angeles, in North America. For the magic side of Shadowhunters, they are not (obviously) the only ones who have magical resources/abilities within the supernatural

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