Amitzrapava: A transliterated Hebrew name of the night-demon Lilith. According to Jewish lore, Lilith was the first wife of Adam, cast from the Garden for refusing to submit to her husband. She harboured an unnatural hatred for mothers in childbirth and newly born babes, and she was believed to roam the night, seeking to do harm. Scribing her names upon an amulet was thought to protect against her attacks, and a number of such amulets have survived to the modern day. Author T. Schrire, in his 1966 work Hebrew Magic Amulets, gathered together a number of Lilith's traditional talismanic names. Amitzrapava is only one of these many names.