Lilith is a white-eyed demon (with white pupils and irises who was at one point human. Most demons know her as the first demon to ever be created. Lucifer corrupted her soul as a an act against God after he was expelled from Heaven.
She has an affinity for possessing young people. Her idea of fun is to possess a young girl and torment her and induce sexual acts.
Powers and Abilities
- Being the first demon created, Lilith is far more powerful than most demons.
- Superhuman strength
- Superhuman durability
- Telekinetic – Allows her to influence objects or people with her mind.
Lilith is a female demon of the night who supposedly sleeps with men to seduce them into propagating demon sons and daughters. Legends told about Lilith are ancient. She abounds in many mythologies which causes difficulty in pinpointing her exact origin. A preeminent mythology is the Jewish folklore, or the Zohar, the book of splendor, a Kabbalistic thirteenth century meditation on the Old Testament. The depiction of Lilith within the Zohar is the one that was prominent during the Middle Ages and current in mythology, witchcraft, and magic, in other words – the occult sciences. Rightfully, as will be shown, there is a reason for this; the occult sciences usually oppose formalized religion as Lilith opposes God.
To summarize the Zohar which establishes the Hebraic myth of Lilith. Lilith has a body of a beautiful woman from the head to the navel, but from the navel down she is a flame of fire. This represents Lilith’s energy, according to Zoharic myths, from the resentment caused by the diminishment of the Moon as well as the dark and fiery side of night.
These details are just the beginning of the Zohar’s description of the shadowy personality known as Lilith that if often met in the night by a sleeping person. An analogy is drawn between Lilith and the husks of evil or the dark feminine side of the Self that appears to men and women at night in dreams. Such meetings are necessary for ‘the permanence of the world.’ They strengthen the male ego, some say replenish his sexual drive.
The tradition of Lilith has enjoyed a resurgence, due mainly to the feminist movement of the late 20th century. Renewed interest in Lilith has led modern writers to invent ever more stories. Ignoring or explaining away Lilith’s unsavory traits, feminists have focused instead upon Lilith’s independence and desire for autonomy.
Lilith’s peregrinations continue today. This winged night creature is, in effect, the only “surviving” she-demon from the Babylonian empire, for she is reborn each time her character is reinterpreted. The retellings of the myth of Lilith reflect each generation’s views of the feminine role. As we grow and change with the millennia, Lilith survives because she is the archetype for the changing role of woman.
In 2014, Andrew Chiaramonte continues the Lilith myth in his screenplay – “The Young and the Cursed.”