According to medieval Jewish apocrypha, Lilith was Adam's first wife. Lilith considered herself equal to Adam, as they were both created from dust. After Lilith refused to lie beneath him while having intercourse, she cursed him and departed toward the Red Sea. Adam complained to God regarding Lilith and God sent three angels to retrieve her. When the angels found Lilith by the sea, they commanded her to return with them under the threat that she would lose a hundred of her demonic children by death if she refused. Lilith replied that she preferred that punishment to living with Adam. After this incident, Lilith took her revenge by injuring babies.
The name "Lilith" with supernatural connotations also appears in the Book of Psalms.
The name "Lilith" and her demonic heritage is derived from a Mesopotamian night spirit named Lilitu, who is referred as "Queen of the Night".
Liliths are a type of lady bats in the Castlevania series. In Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, both she and Lilim are demons resembling beautiful women with wings. She attacks by generating several rings imbued in darkness that spin around her and which she can hurl at the player. She can fly all over the screen with great speed and mobility.
Since Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and subsequent titles, she remains hovering at ground level. When attacked, she sometimes dodges backward and retaliates either by sending out a kiss that curses the player or by lunging forward to hug them and feast on their blood.
Lilith appears in a hidden room of the Underground Warehouse only after defeating Camilla. Reigning supreme over all other lady bats, she can deal devastating amounts of damage in just a few hits, making her one of the most dangerous regular enemies in the game. However, it must be noted that she yields a whooping 20,000 EXP points per kill and also drops the extremely valuable Sage Robe (DEF +250, INT +500), so she is a favorite among players for grinding and leveling up (around level 50~55).
One of Lilith's most characteristic features in Aria of Sorrow is that only the bone structure of her wings remains, without a membrane that could make them suitable for flight. Another peculiarity is that in this game she appears completely naked, while in other games she wears at least some garments (headgear, boots, sleeves, etc.).
It's worth mentioning the existence of a particular room in The Arena where a Lilith, accompanied by a Succubus, can be found apparently taking a bath together in a bathtub (complete with a floating rubber duck toy).
Since Liliths have the ability to curse the player, they can be used to complete Wind's "Overcome the Curse" quest. A Lilith appears in one of the rooms below the portrait that leads to the Nation of Fools, along with a conveniently placed Warp Point nearby. The player just needs to let her curse them and then warp back to Wind's location at the Entrance to complete the quest.
|Enemy Data: Lilith|
|Image||Name - Game|
|'|| Strong: Darkness|
| Common Drop: Mind Ex (1.5%)|
Rare Drop: Sage Robe (0.5%)
| Underground Warehouse|
|Sucks away your soul as you dream. Appears as a beautiful woman.|| Strong: Darkness|
| Common Drop: Pendant|
Soul: Wisdom of Abstinence
| Inner Quarters, The Arena|
|An alluring demon that deludes its victims with its mystifying beauty.|| Strong: Dark|
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Holy, Poison
| Common Drop: Coffee (8%)|
Soul: INT Boost (12%)
| Demon Guest House|
|An enchanting demon who deludes her victims with mystifying beauty.|| Strong: Dark|
Weak: Whip, Slash, Holy, Poison, Stone
Skill Pt: 2
| Drop: Silent Sandals, Lilith Corset|| Entrance, Great Stairway, Forest of Doom|
|Tempts her victims by exploiting their most secret fantasies.|| Weak: Slash, Light, Curse, Stone|
Skill Pt: 4
| Drop: Pudding (5%)|| Final Approach|
|Item Data: Lilith|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Recover all MP|| Recovery Item (Mind Potion)|
| MP +100%|| Drop: Fish Head, Lilith|
|A robe said to have belonged to a sage|| Body (Robe, Sage Equipment)|
| DEF +250, INT +500|| Drop: Lilith|
|Ordinary pendant.|| Goods|
| LCK +1|
| Common Drop: Lilith|
|INT is increased by 8.|| Enchanted Soul|
| INT +8|| Drop: Lilith|
|Decaffeinated coffee.|| Food|
| HP +100|
| Common Drop: Lilith|
|Increase INT.|| Enchanted Soul|
| INT +18 (maximum level)|| Rarity: **|
|Shoes with an unusual sole that lets the wearer walk silently.|| Leg Gear (Shoes)|
| DEF +3, INT +3, MND +3|
| Buy: $5,800 Find: Entrance (Vincent's shop)|
Conditions: Defeat Dullahan.
|A corset worn by a Lilith.|| Body Gear (Dress)|
| DEF +17|
| Drop: Lilith|
|A jiggly custard pudding, look at it go!|| Item (Food/Sweet)|
| HP +35|| Drop: Lilith|
- In her introductory appearance in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Lilith occupied the highest rank among all lady bats. However, in subsequent games she was demoted to being just a minor enemy, usually a weaker version of the Succubus. It was not until her reappearance in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia when she regained her supreme rank.
- ↑ Lilin (or Lilim) is considered to be Lilith's daughter in Jewish mythology.