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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.”
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).
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.
_Lilu_ and _lilitu_ are the spirits that flit by in the night.
_lilu_, 'night-spirit,' and the feminine form _lilitu_, are indicative of the moment chosen by them for their work; while again, names like