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Demonspotting 8: Lilith

Lilith (1892), by John Collier in Southport At...

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Demonspotting: This DotW feature is your field guide to all things hellish and demonic.

Lilith: The Queen of the demons.

Supposedly, Lilith was the first wife of Adam, before Eve. She was created at the same time and demanded equality with her husband. God said no, so she left Eden to go hang out with Satan. Because of this, she’s been kind of held up as a proto-feminist heroine:

Lilith has a fondness for killing babies. I think we can agree that is less heroic.

“Wow, Teresa! This blog post is super short! Lilith is super-mama of all female demons ever? Why doesn’t she get more air time? What up?” I can hear you ask.

Honestly, I’ve got nothing new to bring to the table for Lilith. She’s pretty well known already. It would be like trying to say something interesting about Satan. It’s Satan.

I also have to admit I’m also a little uncomfortable with the way she’s turned into a heroine these days. Sure, she wanted equality, and that’s noble… Except… Demoness. Kills babies. I think we’re reaching a little here, people.

I’m going to save my research for Dwylla, Hannya, and Mati/Syra/Zemlia, a goddess so mysterious we don’t even know her name.

So, if you’re interested in more about Lilith, google her. There’s lots there.


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