Meet Lilith, Adam's First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About

Trista - August 26, 2019

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Amulet protecting Jewish mother and children from Lilith. Wikimedia.

16. Jewish Mothers Used Protect Their Children From Lilith

While many cultures and religions have only learned about Lilith within the last few centuries, many others have known about the story of Lilith since the middle ages. Most people did not feel that Lilith is a positive example for their children, especially their daughters.

Right after the Middle Ages, if you were to visit the home of a Jewish mother, you would have seen amulets with the inscription “Lilith – abei,” which means, “Lilith begone.” By doing this, mothers were able to protect their children from Lilith.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Illustration of Lilith. tantricpagans.com

17. Since the 19th Century, Lilith Has Become Popular In Books Across The World

While many people don’t know about Lilith, she is a popular figure in books. The first mention of in a book you can read today is written by George MacDonald in 1895. His book, simply titled Lilith, takes a positive view of her story.

Other books you want to check out are C. L. Moore’s 1940 story Fruit of Knowledge, which is written in Lilith’s point of view and Stephen Brust’s 1984 novel To Reign in Hell. Lilith is the main character of this novel and the love interest of Lucifer and Satan.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Lilith has made a comeback in pop culture in recent years.

18. Lilith Is Making Her Mark In Popular Culture

Books aren’t the only form of popular culture Lilith is making her mark in. She is also portrayed in movies. Some of the most popular films are Supernatural, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, Evil Angel, The Chosen, and there is also an opera called Lilith which focuses on her after Adam’s funeral when she is confronted by Eve.

Lilith is also portrayed or given honors in several video games, such as Darksiders, Darksiders II, DmC: Devil May Cry, and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. In video games, Lilith is often portrayed as a dark demon-type character.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Painting of Adam and Even in the Garden. History today.

19. Some Stories Say Lilith Was Made From Earth By Adam

While most people talk about Lilith being created from God at the same time he created Adam, other people don’t believe this. Some people say that the book of Genesis discusses how Lilith was created from the Earth. It further states it wasn’t God that created her but because of Adam’s loneliness.

Another reason for Lilith’s creation is because Adam needed to find a way to create new life. Unlike Eve, Lilith has many unknown pieces to her story. No matter how much research and analyzing scholars do, they have yet to give Lilith one account.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Dead Sea Scrolls. www.imj.org.il

20. Dead Sea Scrolls Associate Her With Demons

During the 1940s and 1950s, 800 scroll texts washed up from the Dead Sea on the West Bank. Today these texts are known as the Dead Sea Scrolls and discuss Lilith. Not only are these scrolls biblical writings, but they also include Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek prayers, apocryphal works, and legal documents.

These scrolls associate Lilith with demons. Some parts are also used during exorcisms, which state, “And I, the Sage, sound the majesty of His beauty to terrify and confound all the spirits of destroying angels and the bastard spirits, the demons, Lilith… and those that strike suddenly…”

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Illustration of Lilith. Roleplay gateway.

21. Lilith Is The Reason For Unexplainable Woes

After God punished Lilith by ending the lives of her first 100 children, Lilith came to the conclusion that she is meant to cause sickness to infants. This is one reason why Jewish mothers used to protect their babies with amulets above their beds.

Other than the amulets, Lilith would spare any children who were named after angels. If not, she hovered over girls for 20 days and boys for eight days. Because of this myth, Lilith faced blame for the death of infants. She also became a symbol of sadness and unfortunate events.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Lilith illustration. encyclopediasatanica.wordpress.com

22. Some People Believe She Rules Beside Satan

The core book of Kabbalah, also known as the Zohar, portrays Lilith as a dark temptress. Many people who follow this book believe that she bores demonic children by “nocturnal emissions” of men. They also think she kills children by strangling them.

The Zohar describes Lilith as ruling beside Satan and sometimes taking a human form in order to seduce men or kill other people. According to the Zohar, Lilith disguises herself as the Queen of Sheba in order to attract King Solomon. However, her disguise became discovered when someone saw her as a hairy monster.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Lilith and the Serpent. Wikimedia.

23. She Is The First Feminist

By now, you are aware that Lilith is not only considered to be evil in most religious accounts but she is also seen as the first feminist. The main reason for this is because Lilith left Adam as she desired her own freedom. She did not want to bow down to Adam’s wishes.

Lilith became a modern-day feminist during the feminist movement of the 1970s. During this movement, women started protesting and fighting for their own freedom, just as Lilith did. Women wanted to make their own choices, which included sexual partners.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Woman in Red. Wikimedia.

24. Lilith Wants You If You Dream About The Same Woman

Lilith is known as a seductress, and there are many signs that point to Lilith is pursuing you. One of the first signs is you continue to have sexual dreams about the same woman. This can be a woman you recognize or don’t. However, people give warning as they say this is not the woman you believe it is.

No matter what the woman looks like, it is known to be Lilith in disguise. If she knows you have a love interest, she will show up as her. She could also portray herself as the woman of your dreams.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Lady Lilith. Jewish Learning.

25. Lilith Can Shapeshift Into A Fly If You’re A Pregnant Woman

Lilith doesn’t enjoy the company of women. She is also known to cause emotional pain and suffering to new mothers and pregnant women. In fact, many people believe that if you are pregnant and are often plagued by flies, it is Lilith.

Lilith can shapeshift in a fly and will spend her time flying around a pregnant woman’s bedroom. She will become annoying and frustrating, just like most flies. Therefore, there is no direct way to know if the fly pushing your limits is Lilith. Consequently, it is always best to get rid of the fly.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Lilith on Supernatural. Supernaturalwiki.

26. Lilith Controls People Around You

Lilith is a demon who is known to rule beside Satan. She has red hair and is very persistent in her efforts to seduce men or get to your children. She doesn’t care about the costs because she is the demon known for unexplainable woes.

One of the ways she will try to get what she wants is by controlling the people around you. This is often known as demonic possession; however, Lilith can make this temporary. If you notice people around you start acting strange, it might be Lilith.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
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27. Lilith Might Be Around If You Are Constantly Seeing Snakes

Lilith is connected with snakes from the beginning. In fact, many people believe she is the serpent which convinced Eve to take a bite of the apple. Since then, Lilith has often shown herself by shapeshifting into a snake. Lilith might be a snake if one of two things happens.

First, there is one specific snake which is messing with your head. For instance, you are typically not afraid of snakes. However, this particular snake makes you beyond uncomfortable and even frightened. Second, you see a bunch of snakes around your home or in one location.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Depiction of pregnancy in Renaissance art. Wikimedia.

28. Lilith Might Pursue You If You Are A Mother Or Pregnant

Lilith is known to pursue a lot of people. She will seek a man she wants, an infant, a pregnant woman, or a mother. If you are pregnant, Lilith might be in your location if you are always bothered by a fly in your bedroom or because you are about to give birth.

Lilith wants your children. She believes she is the demon who is supposed to take away children and cause you pain and suffering. Therefore, if you are a mother or about to have a baby, you are a target for Lilith.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About

Ms. Wardwell from “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” Bustle.

29. She Is The Main Character In “The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina”

If you are a Netflix fan and interesting in watching a darker Netflix series, you will want to check out “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” This show is a darker take on the 1990s television show, “Sabrina: The Teenage Witch.”

The Netflix show portrays Sabrina’s aunts as Satanists who need to follow the rules for witches. At the end of the first season, you learn that Ms. Wardwell, Sabrina’s high school teacher, is none other than Lilith, the demon who wants to sit beside Satan. In fact, you later find out she is trying to win this role.

Meet Lilith, Adam’s First Wife that Nobody Wants to Talk About
Lilith portrayed in “True Blood.” Syfy / HBO

30. Lilith Is The Mother Of Vampires In “True Blood”

Another television show to catch if you are interested in Lilith is HBO’s “True Blood.” When it comes to True Blood, it is believed that Lilith is the mother of all vampires, but not the first vampire. Throughout the series, you learn that God created Lilith before he created Adam and Eve.

This makes Lilith the first creation of God. Also, because Lilith is the mother of vampires, this makes God the first vampire. However, you won’t correctly see Lilith portrayed in the series until Season 5.

 

Where did we find this information? Here are our sources:

“Meet Lilith, The Woman In The Garden Of Eden The Bible Doesn’t Want You To Know About,” Melissa Sartore. Ranker.

“The Legend of Lilith: Adam’s First Wife” Ariela Pelaia, Learn Religions. April 2019

“All The Creepiest Fictional Representations Of Lilith.” Orrin Grey. Ranker.

New Heaven Register – Before Eve Arrived, There Was Lilith?

Learn Religions – Lilith, from the Medieval Period to Modern Feminist Texts

Haaretz – Why God Didn’t Use Adam’s Penis Bone to Make Eve

My Jewish Learning – Lilith: Lady Flying in Darkness

Italian Renaissance – Michelangelo’s Painting of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Ranker – 10 Signs Lilith Is Stalking You

Haaretz – Stalking Us for 9,000 Years: The Levantine Origins of the Undead

History Channel – 6 Things You May Not Know About the Dead Sea Scrolls

Smithsonian Magazine – Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

The Conversation – The Dead Sea Scrolls Are A Priceless Link To The Bible’s Past

Haaretz – Exposing the Zohar’s Secrets: First-ever English Translation Unlocks the Gates to Jewish Mysticism

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