Lilith – Night Monster

The legend of Lilith is believed to be in the creation account of Genesis. According to Genesis 1:26-27, Elohim creates man and woman together: “So God created mankind in the divine image, male and female God created them.” According to Jewish mythology, this created being was androgynous, male and female together. Elohim then split them into two parts which leads to the idea of ‘soul mates.’ The male is Adam; the female is Lilith.

The person of Lilith is believed to be a Sumerian vampire, Lillu, or the Mesopotamian female night demon, Lilin. The full account of Lilith and Adam was written by Ben Sira from antiquities. In summary, Lilith is an assertive wife who fought with her husband all the time. She rebelled against her husband and was banished to the desert. She was replaced by Hayah. In her anger over the ‘Seed of woman’ coming from Hayah, she became the murderer of infant babies during the night.

Lilith is called the Queen of Demons. She is a beautiful woman who seduces men in their sleep and gives birth to demon children. The prophet Isaiah mentions Lilith and calls her a night monster.

“Wildcats and hyenas will meet there; and billy-goats call to each other; Lilit [the night monster] will lurk there and find herself a place to rest” (Isaiah 34:14).

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