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  • J.A. Scurlock writes, “The lilû-demons and their female counterparts the lilitu or ardat lilî-demons were hungry for victims because they had once been human; they were the spirits of young men and women who had themselves died young.”

    Lilith.

  • The figures of Lamashtu and the lilû and lilitu demons eventually converged to form one type of evil figure that seduced men and women and attacked children (Hutter).

    Lilith.

  • Having just on the spur of the moment written up "The Hook" for GURPS Horror 4e both as psycho killer and as tulpa, of course, I should probably get this out of my system so I can dive back in and write up the lilitu.

    princeofcairo: Hooking The Hook

  • _Lilu_ and _lilitu_ are the spirits that flit by in the night.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

  • _lilu_, 'night-spirit,' and the feminine form _lilitu_, are indicative of the moment chosen by them for their work; while again, names like

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

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  • Also known as Lilith.

    July 22, 2008

  • Agricultural/fertility goddess of the Sumerians.

    "Lilitu's tears became rivers and streams
    Flowers grew where Lilitu walked
    Trees grew where Lilitu sat
    The ashes became fertile soil
    And an orchard became Lilitu's home

    In Lilitu's orchard many animals are
    People came to live in paradise
    Lilitu gave them grain and taught them to harvest
    Lilitu made bread and beer
    The people rejoiced, ate and drank"

    - translation by Charles Alexander Moffat of ancient Sumerian epic.

    July 21, 2008