Lilith: Quintessential Bad Girl or Simply Misunderstood?

Lilith, who appears in the world’s oldest text, The Epic of Gilgamesh, is one mythological figure who remains a point of great fascination.  She is the oldest goddess-demon figure from the Sumero-Babylonian era and the sole surviving demon from the ancient Judaic tradition. Jewish folklore tells us that Lilith was God’s first female creation, Adam’s wife before Eve. Even though Lilith’s prominence has waned over the centuries, her duality and the duality of many goddess figures have been ever present. Today, she is the poster child for dark goddesses throughout time. However, one must wonder: has she been sorely misaligned?

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10:15am to 11:20am
Maplewood B

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25 minute presentation

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