God has sent forth the angels to create the world and all creatures on it, including the first men and women. The angels are celestial beings, winged, handsome, and all male. The archangels are superior to the lower angels. Some of the angels become watchers in the Garden of Eden, their duties being to look over the humans that have been created there. Over time, the watchers become involved in relations with some of the women, which leads to scandal. The Divine declares that all those involved in the affairs as well as though that were involved in the fighting that ensued (between the husbands and the watchers), they are banished from Eden. The story follows the exiled humans and fallen watchers as they attempt to build a home for themselves, the problems that occur including the birth of the nephilim, half-breed born from watchers' liaisons with the women.