This appeal was enhanced by artists, who took her on as a muse.She started to be a popular motif in art and literature around the Renaissance period, when Michelangelo portrayed her as a half woman, half serpent being.He presented her around the Tree of Knowledge, and increased the importance of her legend. Lewis, was inspired by the legend about Lilith in the creation of the White Witch. He mentioned that she was Lilith’s daughter and the she was determined to kill Adam and Eve’s children.
Lilith’s name comes from the Sumerian word ''lilitu'', which meant a wind spirit or a female demon.
Lilith was mentioned in the Tablet XII of the Epic of Gilgamesh, a famous poem of ancient Mesopotamia dated back to not later than c. The tablet was added to the original text much later, c.
Her legend is also related to the first stories about vampires.
Lilith appears in the Bible, in the Book of Isaiah , which describes the desolation of Eden.
As Robert Graves and Raphael Patai wrote in the book The Hebrew Myths: ''Adam complained to God: 'I have been deserted by my helpmeet' God at once sent the angels Senoy, Sansenoy and Semangelof to fetch Lilith back.
They found her beside the Red Sea, a region abounding in lascivious demons, to whom she bore lilim at the rate of more than one hundred a day.According to the book, God created her and Adam at the same time.Lilith was very strong, independent, and wanted to be equal with Adam.In some sources she's described as a demon, in others she is an icon who became one of the darkest deities of the pagans.Lilith is one of the oldest known female spirits of the world.Due to the rising level of education, women started to understand that they could be independent, so they began looking for symbols of feminine power.