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Lilith is the wild free spirit who cannot be chained nor contained. She is one of the eldest female spirits in the history of the world.  First seen in Samaria, she is associated with trees and nature; she is also a spirit of the wind.  She is believed to be, in some myths, the wife Samael, the chief of the evil angels.  In Jewish legend, she is identified as Adam’s first wife, before Eve. 


The first independent woman, Lilith refused to submit to Adam and demanded to be treated as an equal.  When Adam tried to force her to submit, she uttered the secret name of God which was never to be uttered by anyone, then flew away, initiating the first divorce.

Legends of Lilith exist in Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Canaanite, Hebrew, Mandaean, Persian, Sabaean, and Arabic cultures.  Lilith demands worship.  If she is not held in awe, then she will ensure she is held in fear. 

Lilith is a complicated woman, and is multi-dimensional.  She is the darkness and the light, heaven and hell, angel and demon.  She is blamed for miscarriages, stillbirths, crib deaths, and infertility.  She is the spirit who has dominion over sexual desires and erotic dreams.  She is the succubus who visits young men and old men alike.  She has seduced men with power whom she could manipulate into changing history, and those men who have no power to offer, but have the physical beauty she desires.

She is also a guardian to those she deems worthy.  If you are lucky enough to be protected by this fierce spirit, you can rest assured she will stop at nothing to vanquish any threat to you.  Remember that Lilith will not be classified.  Her name is synonymous with 'witch' and 'vampire'.  She is the queen of demons.  Many seek her when trying to develop psychic and prophetic powers.

Her colors are Black and Red and the Moon is her lantern.  She is a spirit of all four elements; earth, fire, water, air, and is sometimes considered the fifth element.  The owl is her sacred bird and works as her messenger.  She can be seen riding across the sky on a dragon on her way to her favorite places; those that are desolate and away from civilization.  What strange behavior for someone who craves worship!

Call her what you will, but Lilith is the original Femme Fatale; the original vamp.  Could she be the mother of all vampires?  Is she Mother to the Egyptian blood goddess Sekhmet? 


Lilith has spread her curse world wide, through heaven and hell, for she has not forgotten those who tried to enslave her so long ago, and she will not rest until she is satisfied, and humanity has paid the price.

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