'A female demon of the night who supposedly flies around searching for newborn children either to kidnap or strangle them . Also she sleeps with men to seduce them into propagating demon sons . Legends told about Lilith are ancient . The rabbinical myths of Lilith being Adam's first wife seem to relate to the Sumero-Babylonian Goddess Belit-ili or Belili . To the Canaanites , Lilith was Baalat , the ' Divine Lady ' . On a tablet from Ur , c . 2000 BC , she was addressed as Lillake.
It is from Hebraic , rabbinical tradition that the substantial myths of Lilith really come . One story is God created Adam and Lilith as twins joined together at the back . She demanded equality with Adam , failing to achieve it , she left him in anger . This is sometimes accompanied by a Muslim legend that after leaving Adam , Lilith slept with Satan , thus creating the demonic Djinn .
In another version of the myth of Lilith , she was Adam' s first wife before Eve . Adam married her because he became tired coupling with animals , a common Middle Eastern herdsmen practice , though the Old Testament declared it a sin ( Deuteronomy 27: 21 ) . Adam tried to make Lilith lie beneath him during sexual intercourse . Lilith would not meet this demand of male dominance . She cursed Adam and hurried to her home by the Red Sea .
Adam complained to God who then sent three angels Sansi , Sansanvi and Semangelaf to bring Lilith back to Eden . Lilith rebuffed the angels by cursing them . While by the Red Sea Lilith became a lover to demons and producing 100 babies a day . The angels said that God would take these demon children away from her unless she returned to Adam . When she did not return , she was punished accordingly . And God gave Adam the docile Eve .'
Please note the ' sleeping with Satan ' and ' murder of newborn children ' bit . I thought propaganda and smearing your enemies was a recent invention. I was obviously wrong .
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
LILITH by John Collier
Following on from my last post , here is another famous female character who appears to have been ignored by mainstream religions . I quote a few paragraphs from a website called The Mystica.com . To read the full article go to