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Lilith and creation myths
The theme of Lilith is not in the canonical Bible. Considered as the first wife of Adam, its origin dates back to the Sumerian pantheon Babylonian mythology.
The book of Genesis has two creation stories of women. In the first \ 's man and woman are created (but not named): "God created man [human] in his image he created in the image of God he created them male and female "(Genesis 1: 27). In the second, where it is the name of \ 'Eve, the woman conceived from a rib taken from Adam's body. (Genesis 2: 21).
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The Virgin seated, crowned by \ Child and trampling a siren    
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The siren evokes the Tempter
or may represent Lilith
mythical first wife \ 's Adam.
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Early on, the rabbis have tried to solve the contradiction between these two passages. Taking some Semitic legends, Jewish tradition has seen evidence of the existence of "another first wife." She is not named. It becomes Lilith in the Zohar.
In different versions of the Bible (NRSV, NIV, King James Bible and that \ 's Chouraqui) is the term to refer to a "night to be" in the text of Isaiah 34:14. The Hebrew word has been translated variously as "outrage" (Od), "screech owl" (Wis), "nightjar" (MN) and "Mermaid" (F, Sa), while others simply prefer the versions transcribe "Lilith".
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The symbolism of Lilith
was introduced into
the churches of Christendom,
and Paris can be seen
at the entrance of the
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris
Many biblical scholars seek to demonstrate that the Hebrew word is a word borrowed from the Sumerian and Akkadian old, and it derives from the name given in the mythology a female demon of the air (Lilitou).
"The desert animals
will meet wild dogs,
And goats \ 's cry to
each other;
Here the spectrum of the night
will dwell,
And find its resting place. "
Isaiah 34: 10
(NIV -1910).
This Hebrew word (Lilith) is derived from a root that means "any kind of twisting or twisted object," as the Hebrew word Layil (or laylah), which means "night", evokes something "wraps or wrap around the earth. "
This etymology of Lilith designate the Nighthawk because it is an active night owl and it also stands out for its impetuous flight, winding and reeling when hunting moths, beetles and other flying insects at night.

The myth of Lilith

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the Sumerian-Babylonian mythology

It originated in the pantheon of Sumerian-Babylonian mythology, which mentions the demon Lamashtu.

It is most closely related to Lilitu, gossip male demon Lilu in the Sumerian tradition.
Whatever exegetes, Lilith is always described or perceived as a strong woman who has a strong influence on Adam and an insatiable sexual appetite. "The daughter of Satan, the great woman of the shadows, this is called Lilith Isis after the Nile," wrote Victor Hugo.

References:
Mireille Dottin-Orsini. "Lilith" in Pierre Brunel dir., Dictionary female myths. Editions du Rocher, Paris, 2002.), P. 1152.
Carol Prunher, Sabrina Mervin, Women, Large female myths worldwide, Hermé, 1990, p 16
Insightful study of the Scriptures, Nightjar, Volume 1, p 764





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