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Monday, August 31, 2015

Lilith and Eve

Lilith was Adam's first wife, edited out of the bible but still in the Torah.
She refused to lay down under man and was cast from the garden.
Then God took a rib from Adam and made Eve. Lilith has been demonized (note the bat wings) but all she did was say "No"

[BTW- I removed the responses from people telling me Lilith's role in the Bible (She isn't in the Bible, people) and assuring me she was a demon- don't bother to educate me on your doctrine- thanks) 

By Samsaran

Let us take the ancient stories of the Bible as myth. In Genesis we have the story of Eve. Well, actually two stories. In one she is created from Adam’s rib and so Adam is her superior. In the other she is made of clay just as Adam was. This is an ancient story which originated in Sumer a thousand years before Genesis was written down in the sixth century BCE.

Along with the Eve story is the Lilith story. Lilith is not found in the Hebrew Bible directly although she is a part of the original Sumerian story. Lilith was the first wife of Adam. She refused to lay under Adam in sexual intercourse because she would not accept an inferior position to man. She was banished from paradise and became a witch who took the lives of newborn babes. Here is where she appears in the Bible. She was the prototype of the crone, the wicked witch and mistress of herbs.

Eve became the original mother, subject to her husband. Lilith the childless hag who communed with spirits and who could offer boons but always with a price. The Lilith story can be seen in the story of Snow White, the story of Sleeping Beauty and even in the Disney version of the Little Mermaid. Lilith is the power of the feminine and this power frightens men and so these frightening tales are told. We have all known Liliths. She is an archetype.


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