Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Descendants of Adam and Lilith, Shades and Demons

THE DESCENDANTS OF ADAM AND LILITH, SHADES AND DEMONS
When the wives of Lamech heard the decision of Adam, that they were to continue to live with their husband, they turned upon him, saying, "O physician, heal thine own lameness!" They were alluding to the fact that he himself had been living apart from his wife since the death of Abel, for he had said, "Why should I beget children, if it is but to expose them to death?"[46]
Though he avoided intercourse with Eve, he was visited in his sleep by female spirits, and from his union with them sprang shades and demons of various kinds,[47] and they were endowed with peculiar gifts. It is the belief that these demons bore a race giants