Dominique (kano) Jean-marie
Lilith, the first eve
LILITH, the First Eve According to certain Jewish legends, Lilith was Adam's first wife, created simultaneously from clay. Refusing to submit to Adam and rejecting the missionary position, she embodies the archetype of the seductress and the witch in Judeo-Christian culture. Although mentioned once in the Bible (Isaiah 34:14) and cited in the Talmud and Zohar, the legend of Lilith takes shape in the Alphabet of Ben Sira. It is a commentary on Ecclesiastes from the 8th to the 10th century that truly gives substance to the myth of Lilith. Lilith has had a significant artistic impact. This demonic figure has inspired numerous artists throughout the centuries. Writers such as Rémy de Gourmont, Marcel Schwob, Anatole France, Alfred de Vigny, and Victor Hugo drew inspiration from the myth of Lilith. Alban Berg even dedicated an opera to her titled "Lulu," depicting a woman seeking her own path beyond the stereotypes imposed by her lovers, such as the virgin, the mother, or the harlot. Lilith has also become a symbol of certain feminist movements.

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