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* DependingOnTheWriter: Lilith is a pretty flexible storytelling tool, and has been variously portrayed as a ChildEater, a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, an AntiVillain, an AntiHero, [[AdaptationalHeroism a fully-heroic feminist icon]], and everything in between.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Lilith is a pretty flexible storytelling tool, and has been variously portrayed as a ChildEater, a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, an AntiVillain, an AntiHero, [[AdaptationalHeroism [[ByronicHero a fully-heroic feminist icon]], and everything in between.


* PsychoPrototype: She can be considered a failed prototype of Eve.

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* PsychoPrototype: She can be considered a failed prototype of Eve.Eve, if one believes that women are "supposed to be" subservient to men and rebelling against that is "wrong" somehow.


While the Lilith from the ''Sirach'' was possibly a reference to Lilu or Lilitu, a baby-eating demon race from [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian Mythology]], this was all forgotten once she was established as Biblical {{Fanon}} in the middle ages. Later, in the High Middle Ages and Renaissance, she was often identified with the Serpent of Eden, which is why, for instance, the 'Temptation Scene' painted by Michelangelo in the Sixtine Chapel shows the serpent as a sort of snaky mermaid, handing the apple to Eve. Dante Gabriel Rossetti used this as the inspirations for his poem "Eden Bower," in which we see Lilith plotting to transform herself back into a serpent[[note]]Apparently, in this poem, she started out as a serpent, before being ''then'' given to Adam -- until her replacement by a truly human woman called Eve[[/note]] and spoil Eden. Originally, however, she was simply a predator demoness and mother of other demons.

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While the Lilith from the ''Sirach'' was possibly a reference to Lilu or Lilitu, a baby-eating demon race from [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian Mythology]], this was all forgotten once she was established as Biblical {{Fanon}} in the middle ages.Middle Ages. Later, in the High Middle Ages and Renaissance, she was often identified with the Serpent of Eden, which is why, for instance, the 'Temptation Scene' painted by Michelangelo in the Sixtine Chapel shows the serpent as a sort of snaky mermaid, handing the apple to Eve. Dante Gabriel Rossetti used this as the inspirations for his poem "Eden Bower," in which we see Lilith plotting to transform herself back into a serpent[[note]]Apparently, in this poem, she started out as a serpent, before being ''then'' given to Adam -- until her replacement by a truly human woman called Eve[[/note]] and spoil Eden. Originally, however, she was simply a predator demoness and mother of other demons.


While the Lilith from the ''Sirach'' was possibly a reference to Lilu or Lilitu, a baby-eating demon race from [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian Mythology]], this was all forgotten once she was established as Biblical Fanon in Middle Ages. Later, in the High Middle Ages and Renaissance, she was often identified with the Serpent of Eden, which is why, for instance, the 'Temptation Scene' painted by Michelangelo in the Sixtine Chapel shows the serpent as a sort of snaky mermaid, handing the apple to Eve. Dante Gabriel Rossetti used this as the inspirations for his poem "Eden Bower," in which we see Lilith plotting to transform herself back into a serpent[[note]]Apparently, in this poem, she started out as a serpent, before being ''then'' given to Adam -- until her replacement by a truly human woman called Eve[[/note]] and spoil Eden. Originally, however, she was simply a predator demoness and mother of other demons.

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While the Lilith from the ''Sirach'' was possibly a reference to Lilu or Lilitu, a baby-eating demon race from [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian Mythology]], this was all forgotten once she was established as Biblical Fanon {{Fanon}} in Middle Ages.the middle ages. Later, in the High Middle Ages and Renaissance, she was often identified with the Serpent of Eden, which is why, for instance, the 'Temptation Scene' painted by Michelangelo in the Sixtine Chapel shows the serpent as a sort of snaky mermaid, handing the apple to Eve. Dante Gabriel Rossetti used this as the inspirations for his poem "Eden Bower," in which we see Lilith plotting to transform herself back into a serpent[[note]]Apparently, in this poem, she started out as a serpent, before being ''then'' given to Adam -- until her replacement by a truly human woman called Eve[[/note]] and spoil Eden. Originally, however, she was simply a predator demoness and mother of other demons.


** Her character and role are a melting pot of influences. She clearly takes after the ''lilu'' (also called ''lil'', ''lili'' and ''lilitu'') from [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Akkadian mythology]], demons related to illness, night and owls, but also has common elements with Inanna, the Sumerian major goddess of sex and war (to the point the famous avian demoness from the Burney Relief was always believed to be Lilith, before academia decided it was actually Inanna). She might also be inspired by Az and Jahi, similar figures from UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}}. Combine all that with the mysterious Biblical first woman mentioned above, as well as ancient Jewish traditions about how wasted semen gives birth to demons, and you will get Lilith as we know her today.
** Back when ''lilitu'' was an entire race of Mesopotamian demons, there was a mysterious entity named Bagdana who was effectively their king and ruler. Later traditions, when speaking about succubi as a kind, generally have Lilith herself as their queen instead, or at least all of them being underlings of Samael.

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** Her character and role are a melting pot of influences. She clearly takes after the ''lilu'' (also called ''lil'', ''lili'' and ''lilitu'') from [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Akkadian mythology]], demons related to illness, night and owls, but also has common elements with Inanna, the Sumerian major goddess of sex and war (to the point the famous avian demoness from the Burney Relief was always believed to be Lilith, before academia decided it was actually Inanna). She might also be inspired by Az and Jahi, similar figures from UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}}. Combine all that with the mysterious Biblical first woman mentioned above, as well as ancient Jewish traditions about how wasted the Babylonian Talmud's passage where accidentally emitted semen gives from Adam is said to give birth to demons, and you will get Lilith as we know her today.
** Back when ''lilitu'' was an entire race of Mesopotamian demons, there was a mysterious entity named Bagdana Bagdana, apparently a male, who was effectively their king and ruler. Later traditions, when speaking about succubi as a kind, generally have Lilith herself as their queen instead, or at least all of them being underlings of Samael.


[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith Lilith]] is a figure associated with Jewish and early Christian folklore, and is said to be the very incarnation of Lust. There are multiple possible origin stories for Lilith's own character, but one of the ''most'' popular stories seems to be that she was the ''first'' wife of Adam. While God fashioned Adam out of dirt, Lilith was said to be made from mire which made her especially fertile. The story goes on to suggest that she refused to be subservient to Adam because (as Lilith saw it) she was created of the ''same'' earth that Adam was -- and was thus equal with him. When God denied this she proceeded to kill hers and Adam's children. This got Lilith kicked out of the Garden of Eden, she turned to TheDarkSide and went on to give birth to ''countless'' numbers of [[HornyDevils demons]] with Asmodeus.

In case you're wondering, no, [[OriginalCharacter this is not grounded in Jewish or Biblical canon in any way]] (except, and only except, two items: (1) God is mentioned creating the first Woman twice, although the common interpretation is that the second is a more detailed retelling of the same event, and (2) A "lilith" or "lilit" is mentioned in a list of beasts in Isaiah 34:14--and given that the other creatures mentioned in that line are wolves and goats, most scholars are pretty sure Isaiah was discussing screech owls). The earliest known story of Lilith as we know her today comes from the ''Alphabet of Sirach'', a book of proverbs dated around the 8th century AD which might even be actually a [[PoesLaw satiric work]] in the first place. However, in an ancient and rather surprising example of AscendedFanon, she became an incredibly popular figure in the Judeo-Christian theology of its time, and ended up exerting enough influence on it to become a usual fixture in [[UsefulNotes/{{Kabbalah}} Kabbalistic]] treatises.

While the Lilith from the ''Sirach'' was possibly a reference to Lilu or Lilitu, a baby-eating demon race from [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian Mythology]], this was all forgotten once she was established as Biblical Fanon in Middle Ages. Later, in the High Middle Ages and Renaissance, she was often identified with the Serpent of Eden, which is why, for instance, the 'Temptation scene' painted by Michelangelo in the Sixtine Chapel shows the serpent as a sort of snaky mermaid, handing the apple to Eve. Dante Gabriel Rossetti used this as the inspirations for his poem "Eden Bower," in which we see Lilith plotting to transform herself back into a serpent[[note]]Apparently, in this poem, she started out as a serpent, before being ''then'' given to Adam--until her replacement by a truly human woman called Eve[[/note]] and spoil Eden. Originally, however, she was simply a predator demoness and mother of other demons.

Has been featured rather extensively in pop culture works. Considering the legend about her relationship with Adam [[NewerThanTheyThink was written in about the 9th century A.D.]], ValuesDissonance is definitely in play in regards to that particular bit of lore. Whether or not her turn towards evil was due to this is entirely up for debate. The Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment is likewise in full force.

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith Lilith]] is a figure associated with Jewish and early Christian folklore, and is said to be the very incarnation of Lust. There are multiple possible origin stories for Lilith's own character, but one of the ''most'' popular stories seems to be that she was the ''first'' wife of Adam. While God fashioned Adam out of dirt, Lilith was said to be made from mire which made her especially fertile. The story goes on to suggest that she refused to be subservient to Adam because (as Lilith saw it) she was created of the ''same'' earth that Adam was -- and was thus equal with him. When God denied this she proceeded to kill hers and Adam's children. This got Lilith kicked out of the Garden of Eden, so she turned to TheDarkSide and went on to give birth to ''countless'' numbers of [[HornyDevils demons]] with Asmodeus.

In case you're wondering, no, [[OriginalCharacter this is not grounded in Jewish or Biblical canon in any way]] (except, and only except, for two items: (1) God is mentioned creating the first Woman twice, although the common interpretation is that the second is a more detailed retelling of the same event, and (2) A "lilith" or "lilit" is mentioned in a list of beasts in Isaiah 34:14--and given that the other creatures mentioned in that line are wolves and goats, most scholars are pretty sure Isaiah was discussing screech owls). The earliest known story of Lilith as we know her today comes from the ''Alphabet of Sirach'', a book of proverbs dated around the 8th century AD which might even be actually a [[PoesLaw satiric work]] in the first place. However, in an ancient and rather surprising example of AscendedFanon, she became an incredibly popular figure in the Judeo-Christian theology of its time, and ended up exerting enough influence on it to become a usual fixture in [[UsefulNotes/{{Kabbalah}} Kabbalistic]] treatises.

While the Lilith from the ''Sirach'' was possibly a reference to Lilu or Lilitu, a baby-eating demon race from [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Sumerian Mythology]], this was all forgotten once she was established as Biblical Fanon in Middle Ages. Later, in the High Middle Ages and Renaissance, she was often identified with the Serpent of Eden, which is why, for instance, the 'Temptation scene' Scene' painted by Michelangelo in the Sixtine Chapel shows the serpent as a sort of snaky mermaid, handing the apple to Eve. Dante Gabriel Rossetti used this as the inspirations for his poem "Eden Bower," in which we see Lilith plotting to transform herself back into a serpent[[note]]Apparently, in this poem, she started out as a serpent, before being ''then'' given to Adam--until Adam -- until her replacement by a truly human woman called Eve[[/note]] and spoil Eden. Originally, however, she was simply a predator demoness and mother of other demons.

Has been Lilith has featured rather extensively in pop culture works.culture. Considering the legend about her relationship with Adam [[NewerThanTheyThink was written in about the 9th century A.D.]], ValuesDissonance is definitely in play in regards regard to that particular bit of lore. Whether or not her turn towards evil was due to this is entirely up for debate. The Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment is likewise in full force.



* AnimalMotifs: Originally associated with [[OminousOwl owls]]. Later became associated with snakes due to syncretism with the Serpent in the Garden of Eden; nowadays, expect more reptilian than avian Liliths.
* AntiVillain: Some see her as this, especially in modern times. Being forced to unfairly submit to who should reasonably be seen as an equal generally tends to help your case, as does the fact that what she did "wrong" is nowadays considered to be a virtue (i.e. choosing freedom over being a slave).
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Lilith first popped up as a kind of Sumerian demon(s) first, later developed as a creature of a desert, and finally underwent a critical story change in the Middle Ages, invoking her as the first wife of Adam (that particular text might have been [[ParodyReligion satirical]], with jokes and references to masturbation, but it was taken seriously by both Christian and Jewish scholars later on). Kabbalistic works then went further and proclaimed that Lilith and the wicked angel Samael were created as a sort of mystical EvilCounterpart to Eve and Adam. Nice progression, huh?
* ChildEater: Was it in ancient times. In the later versions she merely causes disease in his children and their children should they survive.

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* AnimalMotifs: Originally Lilith was originally associated with [[OminousOwl owls]]. Later She later became associated with snakes due to syncretism with the Serpent in the Garden of Eden; nowadays, expect more reptilian than avian Liliths.
* AntiVillain: Some see her as this, this way, especially in modern times. Being forced to unfairly submit to one who should reasonably be seen as an equal generally tends to help your case, as does the fact that what she did "wrong" is nowadays considered to be a virtue (i.e. choosing freedom over being a slave).
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Lilith first popped up as a kind of Sumerian demon(s) first, demon(s), later developed as a creature of a the desert, and finally underwent a critical story change in the Middle Ages, invoking her as the first wife of Adam (that particular text might have been [[ParodyReligion satirical]], with jokes and references to masturbation, but it was taken seriously by both Christian and Jewish scholars later on). Kabbalistic works then went further and proclaimed that Lilith and the wicked angel Samael were created as a sort of mystical EvilCounterpart to Eve and Adam. Nice progression, huh?
* ChildEater: Was it Lilith’s habit in ancient times. In the later versions she merely causes disease in his children and their children should they survive.



* MesopotamianMonstrosity: ''If'' Lilith is based on the ancient stories of the lilim, this is an unusual medieval instance of the trope.
* MirrorWorld: The Kabbalistic work ''Treatise on the Left Emanation'' has Lilith and Samael as counterparts to Adam and Eve only in the spiritual realm rather than the physical one. After Samael and Lilith end up sinning against God and are banished from a kind of paradise, they engineer the temptation of Adam and Eve so they will suffer the same fate.

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* MesopotamianMonstrosity: ''If'' Lilith is based on the ancient stories of the lilim, lilitu, this is an unusual medieval instance of the trope.
* MirrorWorld: The Kabbalistic work ''Treatise on the Left Emanation'' has Lilith and Samael as counterparts to Adam and Eve Eve, only in the spiritual realm rather than the physical one. After Samael and Lilith end up sinning against God and are banished from a kind of paradise, they engineer the temptation of Adam and Eve so they will suffer the same fate.



* MotherOfAThousandYoung: Apparently is capable of producing enough milk to feed 100 baby demons ''per day''. [[FridgeLogic How she finds the time to seduce and rape mortals AND nurse 100 baby demons is never explained]].

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* MotherOfAThousandYoung: Apparently Lilith is capable of producing enough milk to feed 100 baby demons ''per day''. [[FridgeLogic How she finds the time to seduce and rape mortals AND nurse 100 baby demons is never explained]].



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: In this case, was possibly the first woman ''before'' going bad.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: May be the inspiration for some mermaid stories, such as that of the French mermaid Melusine.

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: In this case, she was possibly the first woman ''before'' going bad.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: May Lilith may be the inspiration for some mermaid stories, such as that of the French mermaid Melusine.


* FountainOfExpies: Temptresses were already present in myth before Lilith, but her popularity and her fellow succubi's is the reason why female demons in Judeo-Christian lore are now invariably portrayed as HornyDevils. The expansion of Judeo-Christian sexual values also helped, as other female spirits like lamiae and empusae were turned from horrible child-eaters to beautiful seductresses of adults just as Lilitu had been turned into Lilith.

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* MesopotamianMonstrosity: ''If'' Lilith is based on the ancient stories of the lilim, this is an unusual medieval instance of the trope.

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* ExoticEquipment: Some versions have her wearing her genitals on the forehead. (Obvious HurricaneOfPuns left to the reader.)


** More recently, the child-murderer part or her story is typically excised whenever Lilith is portrayed positively in media, and sleep-rapist role tends to be downplayed as well.

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** More recently, the child-murderer part or her story is typically excised whenever Lilith is portrayed positively in media, and media. The sleep-rapist role tends to be downplayed as well.well, or at least tweaked into more conventional seduction of men.



* AntiVillain: Some see her as this, especially in modern times. Being kicked out of a paradise generally tends to help your case, as does the fact that what she did "wrong" is nowadays considered to be a virtue (i.e. choosing freedom over being a slave).
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Lilith first popped up as a kind of Sumerian demon(s) first, later developed as a creature of a desert, and finally underwent a critical story change in the Middle Ages, invoking her as the first wife of Adam (that particular text might have been [[ParodyReligion satirical]], with jokes and references to masturbation, but it was taken seriously by both Christian and Jewish scholars later on). Some Kabbalistic works then went further and proclaimed that Lilith and the wicked angel Samael were created as a sort of mystical EvilCounterpart to Eve and Adam. A long road, huh?
* ChildEater: DependingOnTheWriter. In the later versions where she is Adam's first wife she merely causes disease in his children and their children should they survive.
* CompositeCharacter: Her character and role are a melting pot of influences. She clearly takes after the ''lilu'' (also called ''lil'', ''lili'' and ''lilitu'') from [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Akkadian mythology]], demons related to illness, night and owls, but also has common elements with Inanna, the Sumerian major goddess of sex and war (to the point the famous avian demoness from the Burney Relief was always believed to be Lilith, before academia decided it was actually Inanna). She might also be inspired by Az and Jahi, similar figures from UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}}. Combine all that with the mysterious Biblical first woman mentioned above, as well as ancient Jewish traditions about how wasted semen gives birth to demons, and you will get Lilith as we know her today.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Although really, God handing you the short end of the stick and then replacing you is still undeniably sympathetic.
* TheDarkSide: Nothing else on the subject needs to be said, really.

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* AntiVillain: Some see her as this, especially in modern times. Being kicked out of a paradise forced to unfairly submit to who should reasonably be seen as an equal generally tends to help your case, as does the fact that what she did "wrong" is nowadays considered to be a virtue (i.e. choosing freedom over being a slave).
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Lilith first popped up as a kind of Sumerian demon(s) first, later developed as a creature of a desert, and finally underwent a critical story change in the Middle Ages, invoking her as the first wife of Adam (that particular text might have been [[ParodyReligion satirical]], with jokes and references to masturbation, but it was taken seriously by both Christian and Jewish scholars later on). Some Kabbalistic works then went further and proclaimed that Lilith and the wicked angel Samael were created as a sort of mystical EvilCounterpart to Eve and Adam. A long road, Nice progression, huh?
* ChildEater: DependingOnTheWriter. Was it in ancient times. In the later versions where she is Adam's first wife she merely causes disease in his children and their children should they survive.
* CompositeCharacter: CompositeCharacter:
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Her character and role are a melting pot of influences. She clearly takes after the ''lilu'' (also called ''lil'', ''lili'' and ''lilitu'') from [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Akkadian mythology]], demons related to illness, night and owls, but also has common elements with Inanna, the Sumerian major goddess of sex and war (to the point the famous avian demoness from the Burney Relief was always believed to be Lilith, before academia decided it was actually Inanna). She might also be inspired by Az and Jahi, similar figures from UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}}. Combine all that with the mysterious Biblical first woman mentioned above, as well as ancient Jewish traditions about how wasted semen gives birth to demons, and you will get Lilith as we know her today.
** Back when ''lilitu'' was an entire race of Mesopotamian demons, there was a mysterious entity named Bagdana who was effectively their king and ruler. Later traditions, when speaking about succubi as a kind, generally have Lilith herself as their queen instead, or at least all of them being underlings of Samael.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Although really, Her origin story has God and Adam effectively creating the first succubus by handing you Lilith the short end of the stick and then replacing you is still undeniably sympathetic.
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* TheDarkSide: Nothing else on Her character arc in Eden, apparently. However, according to the subject needs Kabbalah, Samael and Lilith are literally this in comparison to be said, really.Adam and Eve.
* DecompositeCharacter: Kabbalistic treaties often treat Lilith's incompatible traditions as being actually separate beings. For instance, regarding the traditions that put her as the wife of either Samael or Asmodeus, they postulate that there is actually a first Lilith (''Lilith Savta'') who married the former and a younger, different one (''Lilith Ulemta'', sometimes expanding that her true identity is Mehetabel, a HalfHumanHybrid of the devil Qfasefoni and the human Matred) who married the latter. Those stories sometimes add a son to Asmodeus and Mehetabel named Alfpunias, and portray Samael as [[DirtyOldMan lusting after the younger of the two]].



* FountainOfExpies: Temptresses were already present in myth before Lilith, but her popularity and her fellow succubi's is the reason why female demons in Judeo-Christian lore are now invariably portrayed as HornyDevils. The expansion of Judeo-Christian sexual values also helped, as other female spirits like lamiae and empusae were turned from horrible child-eaters to beautiful seductresses of adults just as Lilitu had been turned into Lilith.



** As a consequence of those inconsistencies, some works downright state there are ''two'' different Liliths, one being created along with Samael as mentioned above and the other being apparently a HalfHumanHybrid married to Asmodeus.

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** As a consequence of those inconsistencies, some works downright state there are ''two'' different Liliths, one being created along with Samael as mentioned above and the other being apparently a HalfHumanHybrid married to Asmodeus.



* StalkerWithATestTube: The goal of Lilith and her succubus. Kabbalah portrays Lilith and Naamah stalking Adam after the first's desertion and seducing him to bear demons and evil spirits, being implied that this was done in order to increase their power.



%%* WomanScorned

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%%* WomanScorned* WomanScorned: Versions often portray her as being disappointed by Adam's authoritarism in this specifical way. Several Jewish texts have Lilith returning to Adam after their breakup and seducing him, although it is unclear if this is done for the act itself or only in order to conceive demons.


* AdaptationalHeroism: The child-murderer part or her story is typically excised whenever Lilith is portrayed positively in media. Her sleep-rapist role tends to be downplayed as well.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: The AdaptationalHeroism:
** Around 12th century, with the Kabbalah accepting Lilith as part of God's system, she stopped being an enemy in the vein of Lucifer and instead became a sort of divine attack dog, intentionally created by God as evil along with Samael as a negative counterpart to Adam and Eve. She remains wicked and harmful to humanity, but now as part of God's designs.
** More recently, the
child-murderer part or her story is typically excised whenever Lilith is portrayed positively in media. Her media, and sleep-rapist role tends to be downplayed as well.


* AdaptedOut: The child-murderer part or her story is typically excised whenever Lilith is portrayed positively in media. Her sleep-rapist role tends to be downplayed as well.

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* AdaptedOut: AdaptationalHeroism: The child-murderer part or her story is typically excised whenever Lilith is portrayed positively in media. Her sleep-rapist role tends to be downplayed as well.


##* FairForItsDay: Her most widely known origin story was, once again, written in the Early Middle Ages. Keep in mind that women didn't have as many rights back then as they did even in the mid-1800s, so this trope is naturally par for the course.



##* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Many Kabbalists were fond to integrate Lilith in their works, but she was specially [[{{Pun}} hot]] among the Jewish communities of 13th century Spain, which was already a laboratory of religious influences. Most of the Kabbalah treatises that expand on her, like the Midrash ABKIR, the ''Treatise on the Left Emanation'' and the Zohar, were either written or popularized there.



* NamesTheSame:
** By the 1990s scholars such as David Noel had come to the conclusion that the Mesopotamian Lilu and Lilitu and the Jewish Lilith were originally considered to be different entities. Lilu and Lilitu were sometimes plural forms of male and female spirits whose behavior varied between individuals while Lilith was usually a single figure (but, not without dispute though, Lilith could be plural too sometimes).
** It should be noted that while there are texts about a Jewish demon, the closest reference to Lilith in Bible canon is liyliyth, which is in a list of various kinds of ''animals''.
** The ''Treatise on the Left Emanation'' blurs things even more by having two different entities named Lilith, one being a major fallen angel and the other being a lesser demon.



##* PseudocanonicalFic: An interesting example, in that whether the original work which declared her Adam's first wife was meant to be a raunchy {{Satire}}[=/=]StealthParody or an unintentionally erotic {{Anvilicious}} morality tale, it still managed to somehow [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away with quite a bit of sex and borderline heresy]] by not quite contradicting scripture and invoking at least the pretense of being a morality tale.



##* ValuesDissonance: The most popular origin story was penned when women were still very much subservient to men. Should the story have been written down in the late 20th century, she would have gotten a pat on the back for being rather independent (rapes of men and murders of children aside, that is).


* FairForItsDay: Her most widely known origin story was, once again, written in the Early Middle Ages. Keep in mind that women didn't have as many rights back then as they did even in the mid-1800s, so this trope is naturally par for the course.

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* ##* FairForItsDay: Her most widely known origin story was, once again, written in the Early Middle Ages. Keep in mind that women didn't have as many rights back then as they did even in the mid-1800s, so this trope is naturally par for the course.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Many Kabbalists were fond to integrate Lilith in their works, but she was specially [[{{Pun}} hot]] among the Jewish communities of 13th century Spain, which was already a laboratory of religious influences. Most of the Kabbalah treatises that expand on her, like the Midrash ABKIR, the ''Treatise on the Left Emanation'' and the Zohar, were either written or popularized there.

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* ##* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Many Kabbalists were fond to integrate Lilith in their works, but she was specially [[{{Pun}} hot]] among the Jewish communities of 13th century Spain, which was already a laboratory of religious influences. Most of the Kabbalah treatises that expand on her, like the Midrash ABKIR, the ''Treatise on the Left Emanation'' and the Zohar, were either written or popularized there.



* PseudocanonicalFic: An interesting example, in that whether the original work which declared her Adam's first wife was meant to be a raunchy {{Satire}}[=/=]StealthParody or an unintentionally erotic {{Anvilicious}} morality tale, it still managed to somehow [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away with quite a bit of sex and borderline heresy]] by not quite contradicting scripture and invoking at least the pretense of being a morality tale.

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* ##* PseudocanonicalFic: An interesting example, in that whether the original work which declared her Adam's first wife was meant to be a raunchy {{Satire}}[=/=]StealthParody or an unintentionally erotic {{Anvilicious}} morality tale, it still managed to somehow [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get away with quite a bit of sex and borderline heresy]] by not quite contradicting scripture and invoking at least the pretense of being a morality tale.



* ValuesDissonance: The most popular origin story was penned when women were still very much subservient to men. Should the story have been written down in the late 20th century, she would have gotten a pat on the back for being rather independent (rapes of men and murders of children aside, that is).

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* ##* ValuesDissonance: The most popular origin story was penned when women were still very much subservient to men. Should the story have been written down in the late 20th century, she would have gotten a pat on the back for being rather independent (rapes of men and murders of children aside, that is).


* AKindOfOne:
** On Babylonian incantation bowls, lilith were a group of malevolent spiritual creatures, mentioned alongside hags and ghouls. Specifically, lilith were the servants of the demon king Bagdana and could be male or female.
** The Mandean Ginza Rba also refers to liliths, which fell down and did not arise, as a group. They are listed alongside amulet-spirits, idol-spirits, shedim, devils and thieves.



* DependingOnTheWriter: Lilith is a pretty flexible storytelling tool, and has been variously portrayed as a ChildEater, a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, an AntiVillain, an AntiHero, [[AdaptationalHeroism a fully-heroic feminist icon]], and everything in between.



* DependingOnTheWriter: Lilith is a pretty flexible storytelling tool, and has been variously portrayed as a ChildEater, a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, an AntiVillain, an AntiHero, [[AdaptationalHeroism a fully-heroic feminist icon]], and everything in between.



* FairForItsDay: Her most widely known origin story was, once again, written in the Early Middle Ages. Keep in mind that women didn't have as many rights back then as they did even in the mid-1800s, so this trope is naturally par for the course.



* FairForItsDay: Her most widely known origin story was, once again, written in the Early Middle Ages. Keep in mind that women didn't have as many rights back then as they did even in the mid-1800s, so this trope is naturally par for the course.



* AKindOfOne:
** On Babylonian incantation bowls, lilith were a group of malevolent spiritual creatures, mentioned alongside hags and ghouls. Specifically, lilith were the servants of the demon king Bagdana and could be male or female.
** The Mandean Ginza Rba also refers to liliths, which fell down and did not arise, as a group. They are listed alongside amulet-spirits, idol-spirits, shedim, devils and thieves.



* MotherOfAThousandYoung: Apparently is capable of producing enough milk to feed 100 baby demons ''per day''. [[FridgeLogic How she finds the time to seduce and rape mortals AND nurse 100 baby demons is never explained.]]

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* MotherOfAThousandYoung: Apparently is capable of producing enough milk to feed 100 baby demons ''per day''. [[FridgeLogic How she finds the time to seduce and rape mortals AND nurse 100 baby demons is never explained.]]explained]].

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