Doodle + Folklore

[I was researching sleep paralysis and succubi/incubi and I found this interesting information.. The doodle sort of just happened as a result. Just thought I’d share. -Wendy]

In Jewish folklore, from the 8th–10th Century:

According to Zohar and the Alphabet of Ben Sira, Lilith was Adam’s first wife (who was created at the same time and from the same earth as Adam. [This contrasts with Eve, who was created from one of Adam’s ribs.]) who later became a succubus. She left Adam after she refused to become subservient to him and would no return to the Garden of Eden after she mated with archangel Samael. In Zoharistic Kabbalah, there were four succubi who mated with archangel Samael. They were four original queens of the demons Lilith, Agrat Bat Mahlat, Naamah, and Eisheth Zenunim.

The children of Lilith are called Lilin:

According to legend, Lilin are the demonic children of Lilith and Samael. Lilith was warned that unless she returned to the Garden of Eden, one hundred of her children would die daily as her punishment. She refused, and so it is said, that one hundred lilin die daily. In order to avenge their death, Lilith kills human newborn children. Lilin also prey on newborn children, up to eight days after birth for boys, and twenty days for girls. A Hebrew tradition exists in which an amulet is inscribed with the names of three angels (Senoy, Sansenoy, and Semangelof) and placed around the neck of newborn boys in order to protect them from the lilin until their circumcision.


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One Response to Doodle + Folklore

  1. Whoa, that’s some deep stuff! It’s amazing all the stories that have been told to explain what happens to us on this earth! It goes to show how much we crave them. 🙂

    The picture is fascinating! And it reminds me of the thoughts that pop into my mind during my own bouts with waking sleep paralysis. Frightening stuff, that is.

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