The First Ancestral Race (第(dai)一(ichi)始祖(shiso)民族(minzoku)、Dai'ichi Shiso Minzoku), usually abbreviated to "FAR", are the prototypical progenitors of the Evangelion mythos: an extraterrestrial humanoid species with hyper-advanced technological capabilities, responsible for the creation of the Seeds of Life, their Moons, the Spears of Longinus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and, indirectly, the Angels and us.
The First Ancestral Race were inhabitants of an unknown world within the Milky Way Galaxy well over 4.6 billions years ago, and are described as the first extraterrestrial intelligence. When it became clear that their world faced imminent destruction, they resigned their physical species to extinction, but took measures to ensure that similar beings would live on elsewhere. Seven progenitor beings called Seed of Life were created, each invested with the soul of a FAR individual and placed within a carrier vessel (Moon) along with a Spear of Longinus. The various demographics comprising the First Ancestral Race then united as one and boarded the seven carriers -- presumably meaning that they were reduced to souls and distributed across the seven Seed's Chambers of Guf to await rebirth on another world. This means that Adam's children, and the first Lilin, are reincarnated members of the First Ancestral Race.