The legendary figure of Lilith has become a symbol for women’s unity and equality. Lilith represents freedom of choice, freedom of expression, and sexual freedom. As with many legendary and mythological female figures, Lilith has been associated with the dark side. There is evidence of Lilith’s development dating back to Sumerian civilization. She is mentioned in the Talmud, the Zohar, and various Jewish legends.
In one version, (900 BC) God created Lilith as the first wife for Adam. Both were created from the earth, as equals. Conflict arose when Lilith refused to “lie beneath” Adam. She would not be subservient to him. When Adam insisted that “beneath” was her place, Lilith uttered the ineffable name of God, grew owl-like wings, and flew from the Garden of Eden. Like the Hindu goddess Kali, she is as much feared as revered. She is a symbol of power and fury, fueled by unbridled passion, free will, and an intensely dark feminine nature.
Lilith represents wisdom, knowledge, independence, freedom of thought, and women’s liberation. The Lilith symbol is not for everyone—the imagery is strong, unpredictable, and frightening, but also raw, real, and powerfully honest.
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