Khavaw Reshvunaw: A transliterated name of Lilith, taken from a treatise on Hebrew magickal amulets. This name translates roughly to “the First Eve.” In the Talmud and in later rabbinical lore, Lilith was believed to be the first wife of Adam. When she defied both Adam and God, she was cast from the Garden and Adam was given a more docile wife, Eve. Wandering far from the Garden, Lilith was believed to have given birth to demons.
She retained a long-standing jealousy and hatred of women, and in Jewish lore she is credited as causing trouble in childbirth as well as crib death. A large number of textual amulets survive that were intended to protect against Lilith’s attacks. These textual amulets often feature various names of Lilith, each of which was believed to hold some power over the demon. This name, along with a number of others, appears in the 1966 publication Hebrew Magic Amulets by T. Schrire.
Edited and revised for the Web by Occult Media, the 22nd of April 2021. We use British English spelling.