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Lilith


Lilith is not merely the television wife/ex-wife of Fraser Crane on Cheers or Fraser. Lilith is much, much more. She has made cameo appearances as the first wife of Adam in the Garden of Eden (but dumped him when he whined just a bit too much), as the paramour of lascivious spirits in the Red Sea or the bride of Samael the Devil (both cases of slander and libel), as the Queen of Sheba and Zemargard (i.e. men such as Solomon the Wise do not do stupid things; they are bewitched by seductive women!), and as the Consort of God Himself in fifteenth-century Cabbalism (the latter which was just one more justification for The Albigensian Crusade). But her greatest role seems likely to be as handmaiden to The Great Goddess, Inanna. The earliest representations of Lilith seem to be as a great winged Bird Goddess, a wind spirit, or one associated with the Sumerian, Ninlil, Goddess of the Grain, and wife to Enlil. As the “hand of Inanna”, Lilith was notorious for bringing men from the street and fields of war to Inanna’s temple for holy sexual rites, in which the intention was to civilize the people. The sacred sexual customs were, in fact, considered the greatest gift of Inanna.

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