Eve was not the first woman of Adam: the true story of Lilith
In this article, we do not intend to change your opinion, but simply to inform you. When reading the Bible, you can see that there are two versions written about the creation of Man. In the first chapter of Genesis, it is said: "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Therefore, the woman and the man were created at the same time. A second version is reported in chapter two. Here it is said that after God created Adam and was convinced that it was not good for the man to be alone so then he created the animals, causing Adam to fall into a deep sleep.
"And from the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man, He made a woman and brought her to him." This was Eve, that of the forbidden fruit. Kabbalists made many interpretations to explain the contradiction between the two versions. One suggests that Adam was initially created as an androgyne who possessed a female and a male body linked together in the back. Then, God divided them. Want to know more? Well, do not hesitate to continue reading because it's very interesting! Just remember that this theory is only an interpretation that tries to explain this relationship, at no time do we try to affirm what it says.
Another interpretation appears in the Ben Sira Alphabet, Midrash of the tenth century. Based on this text, the mythologist Robert Graves relates that the first woman of Adam was not Eve, but Lilith: "God then formed Lilith, the first woman, just as He had formed Adam, except that he used filth and sediment instead of pure dust." However, if we rely on the data extracted from another source, the Yalqut Reubeni, Graves gives us another story that clashes with the above…
"Adam and Lilith never found peace together, for when he wished to lie with her, she took offense at the recumbent position he demanded. 'Why must I lie beneath you?' she asked. 'I also was made from dust, and am therefore your equal.'" As Adam remains uncompromising, Lilith invokes the name of God, who gives her wings, does it seem confusing to you?
Tired of God not attending to the demands, she decided to leave Paradise, rather than submit and renounce herself. She invoked the name of God, unnamable throughout the Jewish tradition, considering that the true Name of any being contains the characteristics of the named, and therefore it is possible to know its essence and acquire power over it. That is why pronouncing the name of God becomes, then, in this case, a supreme audacity.
An act of arrogance far greater than that of making direct deaf ears to their mandates. In other words, something too serious. She moves away, flying, from Adam's side (hence her resemblance to succubi). She complains to the creator, who is sorry for the helplessness of the man, sends three angels to look for Lilith (Senoy, Sansenoy, and Semangelof). Then, Lilith took residence in one of the caves on the shores of the Red Sea, where until these days is according to the various legends.
She accepts the demons of the world as lovers and is called Mother of the Demons, wife of Asmodeus, the King of the Demons. She refuses to return and knows that by order of God, upon her return, she expects to take care of all the newborn children. Lilith wants to stay in the Red Sea, a region where the lascivious demons abounded, with whom she had given birth to several Lilim (baby demons). Jehovah's punishment for Lilith's refusal to return to Adam's side will be to kill a hundred of those children each day.
Lilith said that even this luck was better than returning to Eden and Adam's submission. As soon as the Angels fulfilled their threat, Lilith also made a terrible proclamation. In response to the pain inflicted, she would kill the children of Adam. She swore to attack the children, and even their mothers, during the birth. She also swore that the newborns were in danger of being the object of the anger, the girls for twenty days and the children for eight.
In the end, she not only wanted to do that, but she would also attack the men in his dream, stealing their sperm to give birth to more demon children, who would replace those murdered every day. Before the refusal of Lilith to return with Adam, God decided to give a new companion to his creation, because he proclaimed that, "It is not good for the man to be alone"; He created Eve from one of his ribs, and therefore, submissive to men. In the Bible, she is also named Lilith.
Isaiah 34:14, "Wildcats and hyenas will hunt together, demons will scream to demons, and creatures of the night will live among the ruins. " Genesis 2: 4-25, "God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." From that moment, Lilith is supposed to steal children from their cribs, in addition to stealing men's sperm to create new demons.
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