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Many millenia ago when the world was first being created, God plopped two dandy souls on Earth named Adam and Lilith. (No, not Adam and Eve. If you think that Adam and Eve were the first souls on this planet, then you obviously have not done your homework.) Adam, being male, and Lilith, being female, were meant to reproduce and populate the Earth. Well...that didn't work out so well.
Lilith, being the 'lesser, subservient' woman, was expected to submit to Adam as the superior being by allowing him to be on top during intercourse, although she refused, telling him that they were, indeed, both created equally, and should be treated as such.
Greatly upset by this, Adam moaned and groaned to his deity until God gave him a new toy to play with otherwise known as Eve. With Eve by his side, the two lived happily ever after and populated the Earth.
What about Lilith?
Oh? You want to know what happened to poor ol' Lilith? Well... Nobody can really say for sure, as Lilith simply dissappeared after that... from the Bible, anyway... Which brings us to the next part of this tale: what happened to Lilith after Adam denied her and Eve replaced her?
Well, to continue from here, I had to draw on the lore and fables which, if you notice, aren't usually far from the truth of multiple cultures from that time period up to the present.
Lilith's name, suspiciously enough, has been mentioned throughout history primarily in the form of spoken tales, and is even suspected to mean, "female night demon," or from Princeton, "a female demon who attacks children." When combined with the etymology of her name, the following folkloric tales, and multiple religious references, it is only reasonable to assume that Lilith did at some point exist, and was of some form of vampyric nature.
- In Kabbalah, Lilith is illustrated as a serpent in the Garden of Eden.
- In an epic of old, the character Gilgamesh was said to have driven a bird-like creature, named Lilith, and a serpent from a tree used for worshipping a Babylonian goddess in their sacred grove.
- In an arechaeolgical site located in northern Syria, researchers stumbled across an amulet dating back to 900 B.C. featuring a winged sphinx-like creature with what appears to be a child. It would seem that the child is being taken away by the winged sphinx against its will which is characterized by the child's widely open mouth, perhaps suggesting a cry for help or something similar. (View the article and picture) This has to do with Lilith in that she is often characterized as both a bird-like creature, and a night demon who steals children.
- In Horace, Lilith was translated as "Lamia."
- According to Greek mythology, Zeus at one point mated with a Lamia of sorts, only to later leave her, and allow his new mate to steal the Lamia's children who later vowed to take revenge by stealing other women's children.
- In some cultures, Lilith was also characterized as a wind and storm goddess who brought death and disease.
- Also associated with bird-like creatures and those who wrought storms and disease upon the world are the Assyrian Lilitu who sexually preyed upon men, making themselves appear in erotic dreams.
- Similarly spelled is a man named Lillu who was believed to be an incubus, preying upon women in their sleep.
- While in the Christian Bible under Genesis 2:4 the story of Adam and Eve begins, shortly before it under Genesis 1:27 it is stated "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." At first nothing seems amiss, however upon closer inspection we see, "created him," which probably refers to Adam. We read on, "male and female he created them." Choose for yourself.
- Lilith is also featured on many ancient earthenware bowls from Iraq and Iran. These bowls were primarily made for religious purposes, and often featured Lilith in bindings somewhere on the bowls. These bowls allegedly held incantations to ward off demons.
- Many texts can be found describing Lilith as one that appears in individuals' dreams in the form of the opposite sex, allegedly lying with human beings day and night, alluding to Lilith being a seductress.
- She is also said in Talmud culture to seize any man who may sleep in his house alone.
- In the Alphabet of Ben-Sira, it is expressed that after she refused to submit to Adam, God sent three angels to her to bring her back to Heaven. She refused, stating that she had slept with some sort of Great Demon, and pledged to bring ill to newborns. Lilith and the angels eventually came to an agreement which was that she was not to bring harm to any newborns around some kind of an amulet made to repel her.
- In yet another culture, Lilith was seen as seductress of men who would steal the man's semen in an attempt to create demonic children of her own, typically killing the man afterwards.
- In The Treatise on the Left Emanation is Lilith referred to as a corrupter of Eve who appeared as a serpent. It is said that Lilith seduced Eve, causing Eve to menstrate. During this time for Eve, Adam had engaged in intercourse with Eve, resulting in a sin. It is from this sin that Lilith seduced Adam, and therefore gave birth to many baby Liliths.
- In Notre Dame, Paris there is a sculpture depicting Adam, Eve, and Lilith, Lilith being at the center with a serpent's tail encircling her body. (View the sculpture)
- In many African clans and tribal groups, as well as in some of the more uncivilized mddle-eastern parts of the globe, Lilith is still, to this day, regarded as a blood-sucking creature of the night.
- It is believed by, I think, the Egyptians, or in some country around those parts...that Lilith is a night demon who seduces men to allow her into their homes, and then steals away the baby in order to drink its blood to stay forever young.
Wondering where I went with my point? I am too. So when all of this information and more is taken into account, it can be quite safe to assume two things: that Lilith was a vampyre, and that Lilith existed at some point in time. She had children probably not with some 'Great Demon,' but still. Those children were, as well, vampyres. Her children had children. They were vampyres too. Those children had children, those children had children, and those children had children, all spawning children who possess vampyric DNA. Cool, huh? Which brings us to the next point...
So if all of those toddlers had vampyric DNA in them, why don't we see more vampyres out there today? What a valid question that is...
Answer: Because if Lilith had kids, for the sake of example, with a human, that would mean that, genetically speaking, her offspring would possess 50% vampyric DNA, and 50% human DNA or something along those lines. When her children had children, for the sake of not being in-bred, those kids had approximately 25% vampyric DNA and 75% human DNA. If we continue this trend of having human mates the numbers would continue as follows, respectively:
So, that final digit brings us to Lilith's great, great, great, great, great, great grandchildren. 8 generations of children. Keeping in mind that a person's lifespan was nowhere near the average 100 of modern day, that means that those 8 generations consisted of maybe 160-320 years altogether. Even if they all lived to be 100 that would be only 800 years of vampyric offspring; how old is the Earth supposed to be, again? Yeah... So imagine today's percentages...
Now, obviously there was some in-breeding which would raise the percentages, but if you believe in the whole Adam and Eve bit, then what do you think humans have been doing for trillions of years, hmm? Not much of a selection out there for them to choose from.
As per usual, that's a lot to swallow. But don't think that that's the whole story. I advise you to read more into The Treatise of the Left Emanation, as well as read translations of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Yes, it even goes that far back.).
Of course that's just what I forged from a few months of research. That isn't to say that there aren't still many other theories out there that offer a lot of background support as well that I encourage you all to look into. After all, the more you know the less you don't know, and therefore the less likely it is that somebody may convince you of an erroneous claim.