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Who do YOU think Lillith was? Demon? Succubus? Goddess? First wife of Adam? Other?


Asked by Mrs.BAT at 3:34 PM on Oct. 29, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • According to the Asryo-Babylonian myth that the Judeo-Christian creation myth is based upon, Lilith was Adam's first wife who was created along side him, who was is EQUAL, so therefore he rejected her because she refused to submit. So she was cast aside and demonized, and mousy little doormat submissive Eve was created to replace her. she has since been deified, and worshiped as a Goddess of strong, independent, NON-submissive, Dominant WOMEN!!!!


    Answer by MamaK88 at 12:28 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • kerp- actually, the myth of Lillith predates the Bible. Lilith is a Mesopotamian mythological figure. It is not likely that she was known to Abraham's African ancestors from whom we receive the story of the first Father and Mother in the Garden. Lilith belongs to the pantheon that Daniel and his Judahites companions refused to worship in Babylon. She was associated with wind and storms and was thought to bring disease and death, especially to women and infants. The figure of Lilith first appeared in a class of Sumerian storm spirits as Lilitu around 4000 BC.


    Answer by IhartU at 4:57 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • LOL...Cause it's written in old papers. And Jewish folks from WAY back believe it.

    J/K...I don't really believe in her, but, I suppose she was the first wife of Adam and kinda turned demon like.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:37 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Well, I've heard she was the first wife of Adam who didn't want to go along with him being in charge so she left him for a demon.

    Answer by scout_mom at 3:50 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Oh yeah. Adam's first wife who wanted to be on top. :) Heard this one on History Channel.

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 4:33 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • No idea, had never heard of her til about 3 yrs ago.

    My guess, a woman from way back when who didnt want to be a servant to a man and because of her independence was "demonized".

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 6:06 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Adam's first wive who turned into a demon thing after she was expelled for refusing to submit to Adam.

    Answer by purpleducky at 3:51 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Lilith is a fictional demon originally from Mesopotamian mythology, in which she is a night demon believed to prey upon children. The character later became incorporated into Jewish mythology/folklore (not actually found in any authentic Jewish tradition) by the work of The Alphabet of Ben-Sira in which she became a militant feminist runaway wife of Adam for refusing to have sex his way and vowed to take revenge upon the descendants of Adam and Eve. (The Alphabet of Ben-Sira also says the 'protagonist' of the story was conceived from incest between the prophet Jeremiah and his daughter, Joshua is described as a buffoon too fat to ride a horse and King David secretly delights in the death of his son Absalom; ultimately, The Alphabet of Ben-Sira is fictional.)

    She became the militant feminist runaway wife of Adam who vowed revenge upon the descendants of Adam and Eve. Out of pious superstition,

    Answer by flatlanderjenn at 7:25 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Folk myth.

    Answer by witchqueen at 8:16 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • More Mythos.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:16 PM on Oct. 29, 2010