Lilith

@tessah (6622)
United States
May 16, 2010 7:12am CST
having recently experienced the power and awe of Her, ive been doing reseearch into her myths and legends. ive known some of Her and always admired this Goddess that was demonized by the new religion for her sposed betrayals of adam and fleeing Eden for Her want to not be abused and controlled and refusals to lay beneath him as a subordinate. She was created as his equal.. and simply wished to be treated as such. as any other woman who has ever been in a relationship with an abusive control freak.. can you really blame her for leaving? i know i dont in the slightest. meant to be the Mother of all mankind, this was stripped from Her.. and in adam`s vindictive whining to the Christian God demanding vengeance for Her leaving him, Her children were hunted and slaughtered as punishment for Her actions. sounds pretty much like any other Lifetime movie of the week of a woman brutalized by a vicious husband dont it? but instead of the masses cheering Her on for her striking out for independance and control over Her own life.. She was made a demon in the eyes of the Land. having dealt with the same sort of husband.. i feel a connection to Her more now than ever before.. and have sought Her out formally for the first time. not knowing much of what to expect from Her, i pose the question to those of you here who have had dealings with Her in the past. what have been yer experiences with Her? what are the best offerings youve found or know of? favorite rites to Her?
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9 responses
• United States
20 May 10
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds as though you have had some very unpleasant experiences with men. Others I've known that are in the same condition as I think you're in have had a hard time with God, and as a result very often fall into Satan's snares. Satan is extremely clever for he understands where we're most vulnerable and takes advantage of our weaknesses. I wish that you would get to know the real God and not the god(s) the world has created. The real God has declared through the much hated and maligned Apostle Paul that "there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for we are all one in Christ Jesus." There may be awe, but there is no power in commonly held beliefs that are untrue and are without foundation. As you correctly stated, Lilith is a myth and legend with no basis in truth.
@tessah (6622)
• United States
21 May 10
shes also written about in the holy bible.. which is also a myth and legend and has no basis in truth.. and yet.. you cite satan to me, which denotes you beleive in it. why is it any strong minded woman always has to be some man hating bra burner? im anything but.. in fact i love the male of our species and respect and trust them more so than my own gender by experiences with both sexes being my motive. im highly traditional and old fashioned.. i just simply dont think im LESS because i have ovaries, and its sad if you do.
• United States
22 May 10
I've never read about Lilith in the Holy Bible. Can you tell me the passage where her story is told? I'm sorry you've been misled about the Holy Bible. I can assure you that it is the truth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHRP0I2SrVs I don't believe I called you a man hater or a bra burner . What I said is that I believe you must have had some unpleasant experiences with men. The only time I used "hate" was when I mentioned the Apostle Paul and that was because I've seen certain post lately where Paul seems to be the bad guy for some people. I'm glad to hear you don't hate men and I agree that you're not less because you have ovaries. That's why I put the quote from Paul' letter to the Colossians where he tells them that we are all equal as far as God is concerned. I apologize if I didn't make my views clear, which I obviously didn't. I hope I did better this time.
@tessah (6622)
• United States
24 May 10
ive had bad experiences with men and women both.. who hasnt? and the passage in regards to Lilith is within isiah.. 34 i beleive.
• India
16 May 10
I see Lilith as another woman who poses a threat to every woman's peaceful and tranquil life. She is a personification of evil in the role of a mother too. Her story is not from the original book of Genesis, but recreated much later as a folklore to inspire in people an awe and wonder.
@tessah (6622)
• United States
16 May 10
im guesssing yer one of those types of men that wants his woman to be a possession crushed under his boot and controlled without a mind of her own. *nod*
• India
16 May 10
That is the problem with the personification of ....... She hears 4 sentences and thinks she has guessed all. *nod*
@tessah (6622)
• United States
17 May 10
assumption is the mother of all phuckups. your words, demeaner, vocabulary and attitude screams how much you despise the female of our species. did yer mommy not love and hug you enough?
@tav_8164 (151)
• United States
16 May 10
hi tessah, I just wanted to thank you for this post. I hardly ever venture out from the discussions in my existing intrests. Usually because nothing sparks my intrest. Well, I'm thanking you because your topic has. I used to study and practice an alternative style religion.... actually the Original Earth Religion, myself. I feel that your post has re-kindled in me the desire to look back into my old ways. Thank You.
@tessah (6622)
• United States
17 May 10
yer most welcome tav.. and thank you for venturing out of yer norm to jump into this with me much luck and enlightenment on yer renewed enthusiasms
@tav_8164 (151)
• United States
18 May 10
Totally! I remember I read a version of Lilith's tale in a book one time, titled 'The Book of Nod'. I was wondering if you are familiar with this tale? Are you familiar with this version? I cannot recall the full story completely, but I was wondering if this version is more towards the image of Lilith you speak of?
@tessah (6622)
• United States
18 May 10
no.. i havent herd of that book.. but will be sure to look it up now being newly exposed to Her on a more personal level has made me want to seek out more than just the scattered information i had before. thanx for the heads up !!
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
23 May 10
What makes you call her a goddess? Does that mean Adam is a god? You say you have experienced the power and awe of this myth call Lilith. How does one experience the power of a myth, especially if you yourself believe it to be a myth? I've not read very much about her, but what I have read says she kills infants and endangers women in childbirth, she personified licentiousness and lust, and she is the partner of Satan and queen of the realm of the forces of evil. Is this what you admire?
@tessah (6622)
• United States
24 May 10
there is a plethora of stories written about her.. all vary to amazing degrees. not all you read is truth
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
24 May 10
If she's a myth, I'd say not any are true.
@josga2008 (320)
• Canada
20 May 10
I like your post and it is a good counterbalance to the dominant male god that exists in most of the worlds dominant religions. But in the end, I'm not so sure that replacing a male deity with a female one is any better. The religious experience is very personal. Some experience it as "maleness" other as "femaleness" and yet other as genderless. Whatever it is for you is great if it helps your life, but I think it looses meaning when we try to project our own religious experience to even one more person, let alone communities or countries.
@tessah (6622)
• United States
21 May 10
ahhh i have not traded the male dominant religion for a female dominant one. i beleive in Balance, in ALL things. neither man nor woman is more important than the other.. BOTH are needed to cover both sides of the spectrum *nod*
• India
17 May 10
Well, this is the first time I’ve heard of Lilith and thnx to you…I’m certainly gonna look her up right now. BTW Goddess or not, doesn’t it sound so familiar to the plight common women throughout the centuries? Either be a good docile housewife (doormat), ever ready at every beck and call of your husband or speak your mind and risk being called all sorts of names and hounded out like a pariah...even burnt as a witch . Really, if indeed there by a God, then what a creation he’s made of MAN…stops at nothing really just to dominate and control and grab…obviously religion was Man’s greatest invention to further his own cause and tribe (only MEN) and just see the position of women in all the major religions.
@tessah (6622)
• United States
17 May 10
amen
@jennysp8 (855)
• United States
16 May 10
Good morning! I can't say that I have personally have had dealings with her although I did know a little about her before today. I just wanted to thank you for your post. It caused me to research her future and I am so glad that I did. Have a great day!!
@tessah (6622)
• United States
17 May 10
my gratitudes jenny if you find anything interesting.. please post it !
@Seriana (11)
• United States
25 Aug 10
There are actually a lot of stories about Lilith- most of them contradicting the others. There are stories that say she laid with Beasts and that was what produced demons, then others that say she was turned into some kind of demon and others that say she went on to create her own people. I have to say I don't know much about Lilith, but her story is similiar to many others out there about women who don't comply with whatever custom or norm is going on at the time. They get turned into demons or witches or they get killed or something. It happens. It's great to see that people are looking on the other side of what the story is telling too though. Rock on. So long as you find something to believe in that empowers you, it's great.
@qamarep (4451)
• Pakistan
25 May 10
wow in christianity there are alot of mythical stories that i dont know