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Meaning & History

Derived from Akkadian lilitu meaning "of the night". This was the name of a demon in ancient Assyrian myths. In Jewish tradition she was Adam's first wife, sent out of Eden and replaced by Eve because she would not submit to him. The offspring of Adam (or Samael) and Lilith were the evil spirits of the world.
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Lady Lilith by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1868)Lady Lilith by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1868)


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Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute