Lilith Earrings

    Lilith Earrings

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    Dangling from sterling silver hooks are two cast silver "Lilith" Lips. Inspired by the legends of Lilith, these voluptuous lips have a snake tongue protruding from them, as shiny teeth peak through.

    1.2 x 0.62 x 0.27 inches

    Lilith was the first woman in the Bible, a Greek Goddess, and the original vampire. The Lilith Series represents the power and seduction within all women, especially the reference to iterations of the Genesis story, where Lilith became the serpent that tempted Eve. Shop the whole set: necklace, earrings, and rings. 
    Lilith in Mythology: 
    Her legend originally appears in Judaic mythology and has persisted through time in different variations. Lilith, represented as a demonic female, was created at the SAME time as Adam in the garden of Eden. Different interpretations arose throughout history and cultures, some acknowledging Lilith as a powerful woman who refused to be subservient to her equal, Adam (she liked to be on top 😜In Alphabet of Ben Sira, Lilith is said to have fled after Adam would not submit to her and vice versa. God cursed her saying if she will not return, she must permit 100 of her children to die daily. She would not return, so she agreed to this torture. Lilith is portrayed as a powerful being that even God cannot make submit and reveals Adam’s weakness and inability to negotiate in his relationships. Lilith is the manifestation of lust, causing men to stray, as well as a child killing witch. Lilith’s name can be translated to “night creatures,” “night monster,” or “night hag” in Hebrew. Lilith has also been referred to as the “first Eve” and referenced by Moses when he warns God to not be like Lilith killing her own children (Midrash Rabbah). Sometimes the serpent in the garden of Eden is depicted as a woman. Lilith seems to always appear with long hair, usually red, said to have “dangerous hair” that she “winds it tight around young men [and] she doesn’t let them go again.” (Faust, German literature) 
    In the Greco-Roman mythology, Lilith is connected to Lamia, a vampire-like-god sucking blood and causing new-born deaths. Often, Lamia is described as having a human upper half with a serpentine body. She is said to have been cursed by Zeus, who had given her the power of sight, to be unable to ever shut her eyes, forever obsessing over her dead children. Pitying her, Zeus allowed her to remove her eye balls from their sockets.
    Lilith has also be attributed to being the “first mother” to Wiccans, sometimes depicted as a succubus. Others relate her to a goddess, possibly the goddess of childbirth, children, women, and sexuality in ancient cultures.