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LILITH by HectorPineda LILITH by HectorPineda
LILITH

Having decided to give Adam a helpmeet lest he should be alone of his kind, God put him into a deep sleep, removed one of his ribs, formed it into a woman, and closed up the wound, Adam awoke and said: 'This being shall be named "Woman", because she has been taken out o f man. A man and a woman shall be one flesh.' The title he gave her was Eve, 'the Mother of All Living.'

Some say that God created man and woman in His own image on the Sixth Day, giving them charge over the world; but that Eve did not yet exist. Now, God had set Adam to name every beast, bird and other living thing. When they passed before him in pairs, male and female, Adamóbeing already like a twenty-year-old manófelt jealous of their loves, and though he tried coupling with each female in turn, found no satisfaction in the act. He therefore cried: 'Every creature but I has a proper mate!',and prayed God would remedy this injustice.

God then formed Lilith, the first woman, just as He had formed Adam, except that He used filth and sediment instead of pure dust. From Adam's union with this demoness, and with another like her named Naamah, Tubal Cain's sister, sprang Asmodeus and innumerable demons that still plague mankind. Many generations later, Lilith and Naamah came to Solomon's judgement seat, disguised as harlots of Jerusalem'.

Adam and Lilith never found peace together; for when he wished to lie with her, she took offence at the recumbent posture he demanded. 'Why must I lie beneath you?' she asked. 'I also was made from dust, and am therefore your equal.' Because Adam tried to compel her obedience by force, Lilith, in a rage, uttered the magic name of God, rose into the air and left him.

Adam complained to God: 'I have been deserted by my helpmeet' God at once sent the angels Senoy, Sansenoy and Semangelof to fetch Lilith back. They found her beside the Red Sea, a region abounding in lascivious demons, to whom she bore lilim at the rate of more than one hundred a day. 'Return to Adam without delay,' the angels said, `or we will drown you!' Lilith asked: `How can I return to Adam and live like an honest housewife, after my stay beside the Red Sea? 'It will be death to refuse!' they answered. `How can I die,' Lilith asked again, `when God has ordered me to take charge of all newborn children: boys up to the eighth day of life, that of circumcision; girls up to the twentieth day. None the less, if ever I see your three names or likenesses displayed in an amulet above a newborn child, I promise to spare it.' To this they agreed; but God punished Lilith by making one hundred of her demon children perish daily; and if she could not destroy a human infant, because of the angelic amulet, she would spitefully turn against her own.
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ash8977 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I LOVE THIS STORY AND NO ONE KNOWS IT WELL THE YUONG ONES DONT AND SOME OLD I WAS ON SOME SHROOMS ONE DAY AND SAW ADRAGON WOMAEN AND SAID I AM WITH IN YOU LET ME GIDE YOU AND THAT SHE IS PART OF ME SHE HAS YELLOW GLOWING EYES RED PUPLEISH SKEALS BEUATIFUL LONG LONG BLACK HAIR HER DRAGON IS THE SAME EXCIP FOR THE HAIR AND VERY BEUATIFUL AND VERY ANGRY I WAS TOLD I HAD A VERY OLD SOUL AND IM 24 THE WORLD THE WAY IT IS NOW MAKES ME ANGRY WE HAVE FORGOTON OUR WAY ??? SO WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ???
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Retro-Head Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just excellent! Great job! :)
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maryapple Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
'Lilith, lilith, eve and all, damn your hedonistic fall'

Bloody good that, a surreal, unique and fascinating take on a character I have always found intriguing. Nice work!
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HectorPineda Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Ligable Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
So very obscure, yet not traditional 'goth' and "I'm going to kill you".
It's nice to see similar representations as the ones I have in my head.
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HectorPineda Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks
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Takki-Says Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This must've taken you forever. The detail in this piece is outstanding. You are a phenomenal artist. Keep it up, my brother.
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HectorPineda Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much.
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Takki-Says Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome.
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SADTRIIIS Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
interesting concept;]
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