Getting To Know The Goddess Series: LILITH: Fire and Freedom
LILITH: Fire and Freedom
Presenters: Suzanne McAnna and Linda Webster
According to kabbalistic tradition, the first woman, Lilith, was created from the Earth, equal to the first man. Resisting attempts to be dominated, Lilith fled the garden and found refuge in the wild places. For this rebellion, tales and superstitions of later centuries demonized her, distorting her into a nightmare hag of the patriarchal imagination. Today women are reclaiming Lilith as an image of female power against oppression. Lilith is also associated with sexuality, liberation, independence, the instinctual and the wild.