The Legends and Theology Surrounding Lilith
Hell features more than just Lucifer and his demonic companions. Other demons have become equally as famous over the centuries. Lilith is a demon that has prominently featured in many myths. Judaism mentioned Lilith in several capacities during the time of the Hebrews. True believers came to fear Lilith and her great powers for corruption. She was once mentioned as a wife of Adam and perhaps a reason for his downfall. The Jewish tradition holds her as the most dangerous demon that was feared during that time as well. See what legends surround her and the influence that she carried from the dawn of mankind itself.
Lilith - The First Woman
She is often conceived as the original woman, created before Eve during the Creation period. The Garden of Eden is an important setting for her development. She influenced mankind and hastened his demise in ways that few would have anticipate. Hell and Lucifer certainly saw a lot of potential in her right from the start. That explains why these demonic forces proved to be so formidable for a lot of people. Her name itself is derived from a Sumerian word that literally means 'demons' to them. The Babylonian Talmud (3rd to 5th centuries B.C.) makes mention of her in that time frame. That proves that her influence was recognized and perhaps even feared by these ancient peoples.
Lilith in Paganism
Pagan religions have carried on her legacy in a lot of ways. She is considered to be the darkest of demons in the pagan religious framework. She perhaps is a leader for many similar demons in her class as of recently. That has an alluring appeal to many pagan worshipers all around the world. Incantation bowls are crafted to worship her and similar demons in the realm. Hell became a lot more interesting when she took the stage. Lucifer had some competition and proved to be a great match for her in time. Breakaway sects of Jews often worshiped her as well. That proved that the demon was an influential figure in a lot of ways. People wanted to know more about her and the influence that she has had as well.
Author of Whence They Came - Josephine Leonard
Indianapolis writer, Josephine Leonard is the author of the upcoming Whence They Came series and the soon to be released Tales From the Demon, both of which feature Lilith as a prominent character. Josephine Leonard is eager to release more books under the Whence They Came series, and she is hopeful that fans are thrilled with the books. Tales from the Demon is slated to be released later this July, and Whence They Came will be released this fall.