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LILITH
Also known as LILITU, NIN-LIL

A picture showing the legend of LILITH taken from our Middle-Eastern mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Middle-Eastern Gods, Middle-Eastern Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Primordial First Female and Scandalously Sexy Feminist Demon.

According to legend, she was created before Eve, and tempted ADAM in the Garden of Eden. This was quite a feat as she was a bit scaly and had wings. (Prototypes are always subject to experimental flaws).

LILITH saw herself as more than equal to any man, and regarded ADAM as a wimp. She even refused to let him lie on top of her. Her preference for being on top scandalized just about everyone. Particularly Adam who knew nothing of the Feminist Position.

Not caring for gardening or flower arranging, LILITH flew off to become a Hell's Angel and cavort with way-out Demons. GOD, who was having enough problems coping with his Kwik-Fit World Assembly Kit and whether to stay Jewish or not, sent some Angels to fetch her back to Heaven.

They didn't have much luck — Sanvi, Sanssanvi and Semangalef were told if they didn't flap off she was going to fly around at night and suck the blood of babies. Terrified of LILITH and nervous of going back empty-handed, they reached a compromise. If they left their names as goodwill tokens, babies would be spared.

So if you have worries about a new baby, all you have to do is scribble the Angel names on a scrap of paper and tape them to the baby's head. Or get a proper armulet made. We are told LILITH has a flourishing mail order business somewhere.

LILITH claims Bad Girl status back to Canaan times. She claims to be the 'Night Devil' in Isaiah xxxiv but prefers 'She of The Night'. Not so keen on 'The Night Hag'. There was a bit of pushing in the subsequent Garden of Eden makeover — Christian propaganda artists have depicted the Serpent with the face of LILITH. She probably whoops with joy as it enhances her 'Bad Girl' image.

She and her gang delight in seducing and weakening men in the still of the night, but so far has kept away from divorce courts.

Some of her compatriots are Eisheth Zenumin, The Angel of Prostitution, Naamam, and Mahlaht who is a bit uppity and regards herself as 'Fly-by-Night' competition. But as LILITH says, "who has ever heard of the silly bitch?"

On the nature conservation front, LILITH is crazy about owls and is seldom seen without a brace or two.

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Article last updated on 24 June 2005
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT LILITH : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : LILITH
Area or people : Canaan
Location : the Middle-East
Gender : Female
Type : Demon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : LILITU, NIN-LIL
Popularity index : 968

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