Lilith Art Print
Lilith Art Print
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Lilith Art Print

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Free Worldwide Shipping, shipped from Estonia
Printed on high-quality matte photo paper
Comes with an info sheet on the deity

Lilith. Lilith is a figure in Jewish mythology developed earliest in the Babylonian Talmud (3rd to 5th century AD). Lilith is often envisioned as a dangerous demon of the night who is sexually wanton and who steals babies in the darkness.

But legend actually has it that Lilith was Adam’s first wife before Eve. She was way too independent and sexually liberated so she was cast out of Eden and demonized by Jewish lore for her wild ways. In that sense Lilith represents the untamed female (hence taboo) sexuality and power.

As attested in the Alphabet of Sirach: "While God created Adam who was alone He said 'It is not good for man to be alone. He also created a woman from the earth as He had created Adam himself and called her Lilith. Adam and Lilith immediately began to fight. She said 'I will not lie below' and he said 'I will not lie beneath you but only on top. For you are fit only to be in the bottom position while I am to be the superior one.' Lilith responded 'We are equal to each other inasmuch as we were both created from the earth.' But they would not listen to one another. When Lilith saw this she pronounced the Ineffable Name and flew away into the air"
Thus Adam was left alone and God created Eve from Adams rib deeming her as the lesser of the two.

Lilith lived in exile for some time being shun by both Adam and God but soon enough it was time to end her isolation and return to the Garden of Eden disguised as a serpent to beguile Eve to accept the apple and thereby disobey God’s admonition to not eat the fruits of The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
to effect a change on the status quo. Due to this Lilith is also seen as a harbinger of change.

Since 1960s Lilith has been an inspiration to Jewish and neo-pagan women all over the world even seen as the worlds first feminist for the demand in equality and her representation as the wild female archetype

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