Mitruteeah: One of a number of Hebrew names believed to belong to the night-demon Lilith. In Jewish lore, Lilith was believed to be the first wife of Adam, cast out of the Garden for refusing to submit. She then wandered the wilderness, becoming the mother of demons. She jealously preyed upon mothers in childbed and newly born babes, and a wide variety of talismans were constructed in order to protect against her attacks. It was believed that scribing Lilith's names upon these talismans would ward her away. Author T. Schrire, in his 1966 work Hebrew Magic Amulets, presents a number of these traditional names.



The Dictionary of Demons written by Michelle Belanger.


Edited and revised for the Web by Occult Media, the 23rd of April 2021. We use British English spelling.

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