Lilith is one of the most feared figures in all of Jewish mythology, and has a decidedly surprising origin.
When God saw that Adam was alone, he created a woman from the dust to accompany him. Adam and this woman, however, immediately began to fight. When Lilith saw that they would never get along, she uttered the true name of God—a word that can grant powers—and flew into the air.
Lilith fled to a cave, where she began to take demons for lovers, spawning ever more demonic progeny. When three angels of God caught up to her and demanded she come back to Adam, lest they slay 100 of her offspring a day, she refused.
Lilith, in Jewish mythology is Adam’s first wife, a demoness, a killer of children, and the personification of lust. She is said to continually stalk the night, looking for men to seduce so that she might produce more demonic children.
According to legend, the only way to rid yourself of her, should she appear, is to recite, “Out Lilith. Lilith, in the name God, and in the names of the three angels sent after you, Senoy, Sansenoy, and Semangelof, to remember the vow you made, that when you find their names you will cause no harm.”