Lilith … referrals by by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 16 March 2015

Dear Ones,

I feel that Lilith may be an archetypal image of the deep subconscious mind of humankind. Here are some interesting images and a referral to a poem about this …

Link: “The Shadow of Lilith,” a poem by Christopher Brennan, 1913, https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/iii-the-shadow-of-lilith/ ..

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Image: Adam and Eve, by Divadonosoi. in Wikimedia Commons, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Adamo_ed_eva.jpg … Eve is reaching up into a fruit tree. Grasping the trunk of the tree is a being with the head of a woman and the body of a lizard … this may be a depiction of the legendary seductress Lilith. 

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Image: “Lady Lilith” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1867. The model, Fanny Cornforth, was his mistress; in Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Image: “Lady Lilith” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1867. The model, Fanny Cornforth, was his mistress; in Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Lady Lilith is an oil painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti first painted in 1866–68 using his mistress Fanny Cornforth as the model, then altered in 1872–73 to show the face of Alexa Wilding. The subject is Lilith, who was, according to ancient Judaic myth, ‘the first wife of Adam’ and is associated with the seduction of men and the murder of children. She is shown as a ‘powerful and evil temptress’ and as ‘an iconic, Amazon-like female with long, flowing hair.’ –from English Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Lilith .. … CC-BY-SA 3.0

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Image: “Lilith” by John Collier, 1892 … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lilith_(John_Collier_painting).jpg... This painting shows a beautiful lady, disrobed, unperturbed by a very large snake that has wrapped itself around her body.

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Possibly an early representation of the Lilith legend …

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Image: A likely representation of either Ereshkigal or Ishtar … “Rectangular, baked clay relief panel; modeled in relief on the front depicting a nude female figure with tapering feathered wings and talons, standing with her legs together; shown full frontal, wearing a headdress consisting of four pairs of horns topped by a disc; wearing an elaborate necklace and bracelets on each wrist; holding her hands to the level of her shoulders with a rod and ring in each; figure supported by a pair of addorsed lions above a scale-pattern representing mountains or hilly ground, and flanked by a pair of standing owls. Known as the ‘Burney Relief[‘ or the ‘Queen of the Night’.” The image in this blog was photographed by BabelStone, 24 June 2010 … Wikimedia Commons  … public domain

Image: A likely representation of either Ereshkigal or Ishtar … “Rectangular, baked clay relief panel; modeled in relief on the front depicting a nude female figure with tapering feathered wings and talons, standing with her legs together; shown full frontal, wearing a headdress consisting of four pairs of horns topped by a disc; wearing an elaborate necklace and bracelets on each wrist; holding her hands to the level of her shoulders with a rod and ring in each; figure supported by a pair of addorsed lions above a scale-pattern representing mountains or hilly ground, and flanked by a pair of standing owls. Known as the ‘Burney Relief[‘ or the ‘Queen of the Night’.” The image in this blog was photographed by BabelStone, 24 June 2010 … Wikimedia Commons  … public domain

More information: “Burney Relief, Babylon (1800–1750 BCE). Some scholars (e.g. Emil Kraeling) incorrectly identified the figure in the relief with Lilith, based on a misreading of an outdated translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh.[21]Modern research has identified the figure as one of the main goddesses of the Mesopotamian pantheons, most probably Ishtar or Ereshkigal.” –from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilith … CC-BY-SA 3.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Jungian Archetypes,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungian_archetypes ..…………………..

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