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Origins / Angel or first woman

The origins of Lilith (like many parts of her history) are blurry and contradicts each other.
According to her own tale, Earth was once populated with women who were all Passion and all men were Lust. An "Earth God", seemingly Yahweh crushed that world and plucked two souls whom he rebirthed on a recreated Earth where passion was chained and innocence set free. He created the man, Adam, and the woman, Lilith.[9]

Some trace Lilith's origins to the Judeo-Christian Heavenly Hosts of Angels.[1]

It is alleged that Lilith's fathers were Aer and Ahriman,[2] and it is possible that she was the cousin of Pazuzu through Aer.[14]

Lilith also had Shekhinah, Na'amah, Lillu, Ardat and Irdu as sisters.[2]

War in Heaven / Fallen Angel

She was cast out along with Lucifer,[1] Asmodeus[15] and Samael, among others, for their rebellion,[2] making of them fallen Angels.

In her tale, Lilith states that after leaving Adam, she went to the Devil , with who she conceived many children. The Devil eventually grew bored with her and cast her out of Hell.[9] That Devil was presumably Samael.[16]

Lilîtu / Mother of Demons

It is believed that Lilith became one of the Lilîtu, a race of female wind demons affiliated with the Annunaki who terrorized children and women while seducing young men.[1] Lilith became herself known as Lilitu.[6]

She seduced the first man, Adam,[1] allegedly becoming his first wife.[6] With him, she conceived the Mazikim. She eventually refused to be subservient and left him.

This period where she became a Lilîtu (wind demon living in Sumerian deserts and open country, terrorizing children and women, and seducing your men)[1] may have happened times after the Great Cataclysm, when she withdrew from a Mesopotamian god to a storm demon in the desert beyond the Euphrates, abducting unbaptized children and visiting men in their dreams,[2] or may be completely distinct events.

Self-proclaimed angels slaughtered most of the Mazikim, causing Lilith to vow that her line would dominate.[2]

Queen / Mother of the Lilin

She then gave birth to new demon races: The Lilin, the incubi and the succubi.[1]

Ruling mortal kingdoms, she conceived powerful children, among them the demonic Lilin,[2] a number of "Goblins", and various unidentified creatures.[17]

The list of Lilith's relationships down there can't currently be set in time (and even before the War in Heaven...) (but could reasonably be set at the time she conceived powerful children). There's also a lack of precision and few inconsistencies in accounts of the status (husbands, consorts or lovers) of each individuals.

Her lovers, husbands and/or consorts included the angel Shemhazai, the fertility god Attis, the Fallen Angel Samael,[1] and possibly even the Judeo-Chistian God.[2]

Atlantis / Vampire Goddess

Lilith relocated to pre-cataclysmic Atlantis, where she became associated with Earth's first vampires,[1] and it is believed Lilith played a role in the formation of vampires while in Atlantis, as several beings have called her the "mother of vampires"[citation needed] or the "Vampire Goddess".[2] She may have been the mother of some of the Ancient.[18]

That may have happened at the time she was in Atlantis and/or at the time she was queen and conceived powerful children.

Lilith is believed to have spawned different races of vampires.[2]

In retaliation for her actions,[citation needed] she was imprisoned inside the corpse of the dragon-like Tiamat (or Leviathan) by Atlantean mages, prior to the fall of Atlantis (in approximately 18,000 BC,[1] twenty millennia ago) which she survived.[2]

Despite this, her disembodied life essence was free to wander on Earth,[1]

Allegedly, her remains were scattered across the Earth by three Angels, Senoy, Sansenoy and Semangol[19] (also known as Sanvi, Sansavi and Semangeleaf).[9]


Sumerian god / storm demon

She became a Sumerian god.[2]

It is unclear if she was a Sumerian god before of after the Great Cataclysm.

She later withdrew from a goddess to a storm demon in the desert beyond the Euphrates, abducting unbaptized children and visiting men in their dreams.[2]

Subsequent adventures

According to stories:

  • To the Hebrews, she was their Vampire, the spirit Lilith (supposedly inspired by the Babylonian Lilitu).[6]
  • Circa 3000 B.C., she fought Gilgamesh....[5]
  • Over two millennia later, she challenged Solomon, banisher of demons (including the Lilin). Supposedly, as the Queen of Sheba (her daughter), Lilith conceived by Solomon.
  • Decades later, she bedeviled the prophet Elijah.

Over a millennium later, Rome fell, and Lilith allegedly ruled the ruins.

Medieval scholars believed she was the princess of the succubi.[6]

In the 12th century, in Asia, Lilith was trapped in a bottle by a midwife.

A century later, Joseph della Reina thought to summon the Messiah by battling Lilith and her latest consort, the demon Ashmodei[2]/Asmodeus, fellow Heaven-castout, with which she spawned countless demonic offspring. Many of them were slain by the agents of Heaven.[15] Reina was easily defeated and transformed into a dog.

In the 18th century, Rabbi Elimelekh challenged Lilith and escaped unscathed.[2]

...[20]

The tales of her independence made some people see an heroine of her, with little idea of her history.[2]


Modern days

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Physical restoration

In modern times Lilith emerged from the body of Tiamat, who had settled in Northern Greenland. She murdered a group of scientists led by Dr. Phillip Henderson and Dr. Adam Brigman that had come to inspect the strange creature. Wishing to learn the fate of her Lilin children and about the modern world, she began scrying, and discovered they were mostly dead. She summoned them, but only Pilgrim was the only to answer the call.[7]

Opposing the modern heroes

Lilith attempted to seduce Danny Ketch in his dreams.[10] After that attempt failed, she asked Nightmare to attack both him and Johnny Blaze.[citation needed]

She sent Fang after Morbius, and assassins to murder Victoria Montesi. She tricked the Nightstalkers into attacking Blaze and Ketch.[citation needed]

She and her Lilin increased their attacks as the dimensional barriers protecting Earth weakened. The Midnight Sons joined forces to oppose them.[citation needed]

Learning of Centurious, she sought him out and formed an alliance with him. The alliance lasted until the arrival of Zarathos who had been trapped within Centurious.[citation needed] Zarathos was freed and maipulated into joining Lilith, and they conceived a child (or children).[2]

The Lilin and Zarathos were banished to Shadowside, but Lilith remained, having conceived Zarathos's child.[2] Zarathos soon returned due to the weakened barriers, but was destroyed, leading Lilith to vow that she and her new child would avenge him.[8]

Lilith, having become an able sorceress,[21] was among those weakened by the Hellphyr.[22] Lilith witnessed Doctor Strange's gathering of the Witches, and produced a Lilin to attack them. In his tour to warn mystic of the danger, Strange passed by Lilith to warn her he knew she was up to something and that she should not approach his protegees. Despite the warning,[23] Lilith's new Lilin attacked the girls, and was destroyed by Jennifer Kale.[21] She later attacked Doctor Strange herself.[13]

Lilith was later imprisoned extradimensionally by Faerie King Oberon,[1] in the "universe" where supernatural evil came from,[24] along with other evils, such as Satannish, Cyttorak, Umar and Merlyn.[25]

Secret Invasion

During the Skrull Invasion, Merlyn was able to cause MI13 operative Pete Wisdom to open the interdimensional nexus to release them all.[25] They immediately set on conquering Britain, the first steps being killing all Skrulls on Avalon then, to fulfill their debt to Wisdom, all Skrulls present or arriving on Britain.[26]

Vampire Nation

As well as Captain Fate,[12] Lilith soon allied herself with Dracula in his plots to conquer Britain,[27] and became a viscountess of the Vampire Nation. Her participation included creating the Vampires's base on the Moon,[4] providing it with a shield keeping out the radiation[12] (including solar rays),[28] and the enlargement of the New Serpent's Crown, the Vampire flagship.[12]

Dracula sent Vampires to attack MI13 operatives Blade and Captain Britain (with the purpose of destroying Quincy Harker's skull, who prevented the Vampires from entering Britain without invitation), and Lilith was able to provide magical backup to those Vampires due to their brain alterations. The skull[12] (or rather a replica) was destroyed.[3]

When the Vampires finally launched their assault on Britain, Lilith then used her powers to cast a barrier isolating Britain, but was then engaged in battle by Captain Britain. Once Captain Fate dead, and without his curse, the New Serpent's Crown started to break up, and was held together only by Lilith.[28] Lilith re-engaged Captain Britain as he entered back the ship to recover his Meggan who had just been deliver to Dracula by Dr. Doom.

The Vampire army started bursting in flames (as they were trying to enter Britain uninvited) as the Captain Britain's plot unveiled. Dracula ordered Lilith to stop fighting and retreat, so her shields may keep protecting the few surviving Vampires, who retreated to the castle on the Moon but were pursued by Meggan and Captain Britain, who focused on Lilith until she was repelled to Hell.[3]

War in Hell

During the War in Hell caused by the disappearance of Death, Lilith allied with Mephisto, waging a war in Hell against other demon lords (including Satana, Pluto and Satannish). While her Lilin were successful against Satannish's Legion, she criticized the efficiency of Mephisto's Tormented Generals.[29]

Power Grid [31]
Intelligence
 3
Strength
Speed*
 3
Durability
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
* Teleporter

Powers

Status-related powers

Lilith's powers have fluctuated with her status of angel, demon, goddess,[1] succubus...[citation needed]

During her time imprisoned within Tiamat's corpse, her disembodied life essence was free to wander on Earth.[1]

She currently possesses the typical superhuman strength, endurance and durability of a Mesopotamian god,[1] and is immune to aging and conventional disease.[2]

As a succubus, Lilith seduces victims and then devours their souls.[citation needed]

Sorcery

She has vast knowledge of magical lore (much of which originated with her),[1] and extensive occult knowledge.[2]

She has the ability to tap into and manipulate the dark forces of the universe.[citation needed]

She has demonstrated different spells and powers:

  • Blasts: She can produce blasts of green energy, enough to repel Captain Britain.[28][1]
  • She can create protective walls of mystic energy.[1]
  • She can kill via invisible force.[13][1]
  • Teleportation: She can teleport.[1]
  • Radiation shields: Lilith was able to produce radiation shields, protecting the Vampires from sunlight.[12][28]
  • Vision conjuration / divination: She can conjure visions of distant events,[23][21][1] notably in using beasts' entrails.[7]

The full extent of her powers and abilities remains undetermined.[1]

Offsprings-related powers

Lilith can spawn Lilin through normal conception, with other beings[citation needed] or on her own,[23] reshape beings into Lilin, create new Lilin from occult energy[1] or from nothingness,[2] or using the souls of her victims.[citation needed]

She can summon Lilin from other dimensions, allowing them to return to Earth via "rebirth" through portals in her body.[1]

Lilith gains power relative to the number of "Lilith-spawn" existing. She can also absorb the life essence of her offspring races (whom she can mentally contact across incalculable distances),[1] devour them to replenish herself[citation needed] and later respawn them.[citation needed]

Abilities

  • Experienced fighter
  • Very knowledgeable in magic and the occult

Strength level

She possess the typical superhuman strength of a Mesopotamian goddess[1] which is (for an average goddess) the lifting of about 25 tons.[30]



  • Although being closely affiliated to the Vampires, Lilith seemingly isn't one.
    • She was called a Vampire ("or something")[21] on at least a few occasions.[23]

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Footnotes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Lilith's entry
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 2.44 2.45 2.46 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #18; Lilith's entry
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Captain Britain and MI-13 #15
  4. 4.0 4.1 Vampires: The Marvel Undead #1; Dracula Update
  5. 5.0 5.1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #6; Lilith's entry
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Vampire Tales #4; Everything you wanted to know about Vampires
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Spirits of Vengeance #1
  8. 8.0 8.1 Midnight Sons Unlimited #4
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Marvel Graphic Novel #20
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Ghost Rider Vol 3 #28
  11. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #88: Doctor Strange mentions "Dormammus and Tiboros, the Chthons and Lilliths"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Captain Britain and MI-13 #12
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Witches #4
  14. Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Pazuzu' entry
  15. 15.0 15.1 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Asmodeus' entry
  16. Marvel Graphic Novel #20: The Devil is also named Satan and Samael, which are his two names
  17. Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Demons' entry
  18. Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Vampires' entry
  19. Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Angels' entry
  20. Monsters Unleashed #1-7
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Witches #3
  22. Witches #1
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Witches #2
  24. Captain Britain and MI-13 #2
  25. 25.0 25.1 Captain Britain and MI-13 #3
  26. Captain Britain and MI-13 #4
  27. Captain Britain and MI-13 #10
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 Captain Britain and MI-13 #14
  29. Deadpool vs. Thanos #3
  30. Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Annunaki's entry
  31. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 6



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