the Garden of Eden, Lith was the first wife of Adam, made at the
same time that Big Daddy made the animals. Adam was quite controlling,
treating Lilith like chattel, nothing more than a possession.
Now, Lilith was quite independent and strong minded, which didn't
sit well with Adam or Big Daddy. She didn't like the way Adam
treated her -- he didn't listen to her, talked down to her, and
expected her to repopulate the whole World. He complained that
she wore too much make-up and her fig leaf was too short. And
sex, well, he didn't want to hear her "needs" in that
department. The missionary position was fine for him, and what
was this "foreplay" crap? He was the original "minute
man" if you know what I mean, and he felt he had to be, if
he was going to father all those babies. Lilith finally said "Later,
Bro" and took off for a cave on the shores of the Red Sea.
There she teased up her hair, put on some ruby red lipstick, and
went to town, boinking every demon she could find, spawning scores
of demon babies.
In the meantime, Adam had time to think about the
error of his controlling ways, and asked Big Daddy to bring back
"his woman." Big Daddy sent three of his best angels
(enforcers, really) to "convince" Lilith to return to
the Garden. They told her that if she refused to come back, they
would slay one hundred demon babies a day until she returned.
Lilith replied that she would rather burn herself with lit cigarettes
than return to Adam the Creep, and that if they were going to
play rough, two could play at that game. She would kill the children
of Adam and his new little "Mrs." She would attack babies,
and even their mothers, during childbirth. All newborns were in
danger of her anger -- baby girls for twenty days after birth,
and baby boys for eight days. She also threatened to attack men
in their sleep, stealing their semen and physical vitality to
make more demon babies. She wasn't all mean-spirited though --
whenever she saw the names of those three Enforcer-Angels who
had come to her, that place would be safe from her wrath.
Known as the Mother of Demons, the Queen of the
Night, and the First Wife of Adam, Lilith was considered to be
a demoness. She was blamed for miscarriages and death during childbirth
and also for crib death. And since sex for pleasure was strictly
taboo, sexual frustrations ran quite high, and to be honest, who
better than Lilith to blame for those erotic dreams?
In psychological terms, Lilith is our shadow-self,
our subconscious. She is the part of us that is most animal-like:
defiant, uncivilized, passionate, free from constraints. Her bad
boy demon babies are our neuroses and harmful criminal behaviours.
They are the imbalances that can lead to our destruction.
Lilith stands for independence, sexuality, intelligence,
and a refusal to be enslaved, our "natural" selves.