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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Lilith, Succubi, Vampires, Ishtar,
Succubus - The succubi are a direct result of the demonizing of Lilith. As a remedy to the curse of infertility and death, the succubi - female - seduced men, disguised themselves as men, and seduced women - preferably virgins and nuns as a joke - stealing the demonic infants away in the night. These infant creatures became - you guessed it - the vampires.
The name "Lilith" comes from the Sumerian agriculture/fertility goddess Lilitu. There are over a hundred different myths about Lilith stretching from Morocco to Malayasia, including the ben-Sira version of the Book of Genesis. Lilith in the modern context has been heralded as a feminist symbol, but also symbolic of Mother Earth.
Inanna, Ishtar - in Syrian and Babylonian culture, Lilith became a goddes of love, sex, fertility, and war. The way cultures viewed her story speaks for their views on women.
In Hebrew legend, Lilith is Adam's first wife. She refused to have sex with him because she did not want to be beneath him. She left him and was cursed to give birth to one hundred demon children a day who were then killed. She was said to take Her revenge for this curse by stealing or killing human children. Her name means "Screech Owl" or "Night Creature". She is mentioned in the Bible: as the Hebrew God, Yahweh, threatens the destruction of Edom
Lilith was made the first wife of Adam. Some say that Lilith was Adam's spirit wife. Other's claim that Lilith was from the earth at either the same time as Adam. This made Lilith Adam's equal. Lilith refused to lie on her back while Adam took the dominant position in sex (missionary style). Lilith believed that they should make love as equals (the beast with two backs). Adam wanted his wife to be submissive, and Lilith left the Garden. God made Eve from Adams rib, so that she would obey him.