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This edition of Lilith: The Legend of the First Woman contains illustrated depictions of the mythic Lilith, in her role within the garden of Eden.
Collier uses poetry to detail an account of Lilith as an alternative narrative of the Book of Genesis. Originating from Rabbinic circles, the notion of Lilith was as Adam's first wife, with her expulsion taking place before God created Eve as her replacement. Drawing upon aspects of Jewish, Christian and Islamic law, Collier ably details Lilith's characteristics - she appears not as a malevolent demon or temptress, but as an intelligent being with a great capacity for affection.
Owing to the interpretation being in verse form, we may observe an aesthetic description of the Garden of Eden and the circumstances of Lilith's arrival there. Her actions, and affinity with a serpentine form, form key parts of the tale, and we are moved to sympathy for her as a character.
Eventually fleeing Paradise due to Adam insisting on unequal living arrangements, Lilith encounters an angel who attempts to dissuade her from venturing outside. Heedless, Lilith presses on until she encounters Eblis - an Arabic variant of Lucifer, who woos her with gifts and praise of her beauty.
A fascinating interpretation of ancient myths, Lilith: The Legend of the First Woman is a worthwhile and intriguing read for those interested in Old Testament lore and Lilith as legend.
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