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Lilith: En litteraturstudie om Lilith och hennes olika gestalter
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Lilith : A literature study on Lilith and her various forms (English)
Abstract [en]

This study is about Lilith, a demonic character from Mesopotamian mythology. She was originally described as a wind demon that caused desolation and destruction everywhere she went. According to some Jewish folklore Lilith was Adam’s first wife, though she refused to submit to him and fled to the desert. Throughout history Lilith has been given a lot of different forms and this study aims to map some of her various forms in modern time.

The purpose of this study is to look into how Lilith has been used in modern litterateur. The study will examine which forms that appear and if some are more prominent than others. In order to fulfill the purpose, a qualitative content analysis has been implemented — based on the concept of archetypes that also make up the study’s theoretical foundation.

The results show three authors’ books that focus on the usage of Lilith. The material consist of three occult and esoteric books and the result shows that Lilith has been used and presented in various ways. The main theme that all books supports is that Lilith is a mean to reclaim the female sexuality. It’s about interpretative prerogative, especially concerning strong female characters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
Lilith, literature study, archetype, demon, demonology, mythology, feminism, genus
Keywords [sv]
Lilith, litteraturstudie, arketyp, demon, demonlogi, mytologi, feminism, genus
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-40991ISRN: JU-HLK-RKA-2-20180076OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-40991DiVA, id: diva2:1233122
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HLK, Religious Studies
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Available from: 2018-07-16 Created: 2018-07-16 Last updated: 2018-07-16Bibliographically approved

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