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I'm glad you are enjoying them!

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Thank you so much for sharing these Goddess stories...

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The entire old testament, as I recall, was originally translated from Hebrew and Aramaic. It's been translated roughly 158 times as far as I have been able to find. I'm sure there was much "lost" in the translations to our most familiar King James version. Lilith herself being lost. Her story was in a sense absorbed by Eve.

There are several goddesses that take the serpent form. I'm having fun exploring them.

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The book of Genesis was originally part of Hebrew scriptures, of course, and Jewish lore actually does contain several versions of the creation myth. In one version, just as God had created animals "male and female", a human male and female were created at the same time: Adam and Lilith. Their relationship was somewhat tempestuous and once after Lilith had stormed off and refused to come back to Adam, then Adam asked God to give him a more biddable mate. That's when Eve came into the picture. The story about Adam and Eve eventually prevailed as the generally accepted version, and Lilith became a cautionary tale for women who would not submit to patriarchal norms. As with some other Elder Goddesses, a fairy tale version depicting Lilith as a scary demon persisted. Some modern day Goddess aficionados see her in a positive light as a strong-willed woman who won't put up with nonsense. Lol!

Notice that this 1892 painting by John Collier also associates Lilith with the Snake, which Christianized versions of her story tended to do. Shall we give her an honorary designation as a Snake Goddess?
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Amanda, you are correct. St. Patrick's "miracle" was converting or driving out the pagans.

AM, I've read about Lilith. If you read Genisis it contradicts itself in a way. There's actually 2 creation stories there. One woman is made from dust. One she is made from Adam's rib. There's the school of thought that perhaps Adam had a first wife and that was Lilith, but because of her refusal to submit to Adam she was cast out, and a second mate, a subservient one, was created. But then maybe she wasn't so subservient after all?

I've featured Sophia as a goddess of the month, but I'm not sure about Lilith. I suppose I should check.

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I just was reading comments about rattlesnakes on another SP thread, and was reminded of a Native American saying, "Rattlesnakes only bite white people." Of course, it's not white people, per se, but ignorant people.

Whether it's the snake goddesses of ancient Mesopotamia or the Druid "snakes" of Northern Europe - or a number of other examples - there is this trend of old religions and snakes and women all being herded together in the "evil" category.

And what about Lilith?


If you haven't read the Book of Wisdom, you might be interested in checking it out. It's one of the apocryphal books that were rejected from the King James version of the bible. One reason asserted for this book being excluded from the "official" bible is that is personifies wisdom as "Lady Wisdom", a definitely feminine spiritual being part of the Divine. Can't have a female divine entity, now, can we? Sheesh. One source describes the Book of Wisdom as " addressed to the rulers of the earth, urging them to love righteousness and seek wisdom; the wicked think that all is chance and that they should enjoy each day, but they are deluded." Sounds like a Lady we should be listening to.


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Yes, patriarchal religions do like to blame women--Eve, Pandora. And wasn't St. Patrick's "miracle" of driving the "snakes" from Ireland really a metaphor for stamping out paganism? emoticon

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The story of Eve is well known throughout history. Her decision to partake of the tree of life causing banishment from the garden of Eden.

But evidence suggests Eve has much older origins. Eve in Hebrew translates to Hawah, "meaning life" or "to breathe." Eve's descriptions are similar to that of the Hurrian goddess Kheba, circa 1400 bce. Hawah is also the other name for the pre-biblical goddess Asherah. Gnostic texts even suggest Eve is a facet of Sophia, the Gnostic goddess of wisdom. (You can find Wisdom personified in the Psalms as Solomon's wife, gifted to him by God.) It is important to note that Gnostics were branded heretics for believing men and women were equal.

Eve's serpent may have been an aspect of herself. Pre-biblical middle eastern goddesses were often depicted with serpents to denote their wisdom and immortality. A few were seen as nature goddess and goddesses that lived in trees, such as Inanna and Ishtar. It is possible Eden was Eve's garden. That she decided to impart her divine knowledge to Adam thus angering the Christian God and triggering the destruction of Eden.

Side Note: In an effort to discourage the non-christian worship the church villainized the serpents and the sacred feminine, creating a patriarchal society. Eve's status as a goddess was purposely lost in translation.


To honor Eve, visit an apple orchard, the fruit most commonly associated with her. Or, if you like me and think it's the pomegranate, enjoy pomegranate pearls in your salad or the juice in your favorite smoothie. Enjoy a hike in the wilderness. Take an inward look and discover your own inner knowledge to share.

Sources: Goddesses for Every Day by Julie Loar

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