Faries

The Fairy Folk: The Story of Lilith and How She Gave Birth to the First Fairy (Story and Poems)

Pt. 1 The Story

Birth of the Fairies

A depiction of Lady Lilith
Lady Lilith

I am Lilith. The so-called mother of night. Hear my tale and judge for yourself.

The beginning…. and the end of me.

The creator doing his handiwork
The Ancient of Days

The Creator opened his hands and the light came forth. We watched from Heaven, for we had not been born into the world yet.

The Creator and the heavenly host
Creation of Adam

The Creator flew down from above along with the heavenly host. The host looked on in amazement, while the Creator did his handiwork. He chose two of us and we descended to the mundane realm and became flesh.

Thus, I was created of the same substance as Adam. I am Lilith, the first divine female daughter of The Creator.

Male and Female created he them….

The marriage of Adam and Lilith
Adam and Lilith

I was Adam’s equal, made of the same divine matter. Yet, as soon as he had the chance, he overpowered me. When I asked The Creator why he allowed Adam to overpower me, he said that it was part of a “plan” and that I must obey. Adam begat from me one who was unlike us… not made directly from our Creator. We named him Cain. If I didn’t do something, more offspring would come after the first one. I could not bear to be overpowered again. So,  I escaped. I refused to be subservient to Adam….I am the same as him.

Angel of the Divine Presence bringing Eve to Adam
Birth of Eve

 

Lilith calling upon Heaven for help
Calling on Heaven

Wandering alone in the dark, I decided to make a burnt offering to my brothers-the angels, for help. I didn’t know if I would get an answer. I waited bitter and alone.

And the most beautiful of my brothers appeared. But, he was different somehow. He was not the same as he was in Heaven. Lucifer came to my rescue.

Lucifer presenting himself to Lilith
The shining one presents himself to Lilith

He said that The Creator had shunned him, also.  I thought that I was doing the right thing by joining him.

Although I suspected that Lucifer was different somehow, I didn’t care. I was angry.

Lilith on horseback with Lucifer waiving goodbye to Adam and the Creator
The Devil and Lilith

Waving at  Adam and The Creator , I left that world behind. I was not a pawn, nor a servant. I am Lilith, the daughter of the divine, just like Adam. The first of my kind.

Satan Arousing the Rebel Angels
An evil beauty

I watched from behind the scenes as Lucifer fought other angels, the “sons of God”, to protect me. Well, that’s what he said he was doing, anyway.

Little did I know that I was part of another divine scheme.

Lucifer showing his true self, as The Great Red Dragon
Evil reveals itself

Later, he revealed his new appearance. His true self.  His machinations were made clear to me.  At first, I shuttered. But then I experienced his power and it felt good.  I wanted revenge!

He covered me with his wings. I tried to resist, but he said that if I wanted vengeance, that I should cooperate. I capitulated and knew him. And from this union came all manner of beings. Beings that walked in the dark and lived in between were my offspring. Our children would rule the earth and be the bane of Adam and Eve’s descendants.

 

One of Lilith’s mischievous offspring
An imp spreading mischief

I still hated Adam. So, at the behest of the Fallen One, I took on the guise of the serpent. I crept back to watch the “loyal” fools. Oh, such gullible fools they were. Eve was nothing but a servant. Just a piece of Adam. Not made of the divine stuff like the angels. Just a pawn.

Lilith being seduced by the serpent
The seductive liar wrapping itself around Lilith

 

Lilith disguised as the serpent enticing Adam and Eve to eat of the Tree of Knowledge
Lilith as the serpent

I put the forbidden temptation into their hands and they absorbed the knowledge of good and evil. They accepted it easily, too easily.

Adam and Eve’s Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
Expulsion from paradise

Now they will suffer as I have. And I was glad.

The loyal shall suffer…

Their lives will be harsh, like reality !!! And just like that, they were expelled from Eden.

Time passed…

I sought out my son Cain. I waited until the cover of darkness came. I whispered into his ear and kissed his cheek. And in the morning his mind had changed. He had changed. No longer the loyal son. But an adversary to his “brother”, Eve’s son, Abel.

Cain slaying Abel after being beguiled by his mother, Lilith
Not his brother’s keeper (Cain slaying Abel)

Cain came out of his stupor and realized what he had done. He hid his face from The Creator and fled. The Creator cursed him and made him a wanderer.

Cain awakening from his stupor after he slew Abel
Cain realized what he had done

My sons came forth to taste and experience what their brother Cain had done. They enjoyed the fruits of His labor.

A blue skinned demon son of Lilith on a rampage
A blue-skinned demon offspring of Lilith

My children began to run rampant upon the earth. Their goal was to consume the soul of humanity and tempt him with corruption.

A monster with a full belly after consuming a human
A greedy imp

I observed that the souls of the damned were pulled into the vortex, forced to serve in an evil army. I watched and wondered if that could happen to me. My divine spark twitched inside of me. Something didn’t feel right.

The evil host made me the QUEEN of its army.

Lilith at the head of the unholy army
An unwilling queen

Yet, I was none too happy. I will not be a pawn in this game forever. I have served my time. I had changed somehow and no longer wanted a part in this game.

My feelings reached the heavenly Host and I was acknowledged. A son of The Creator descended into the pit and looked for me. The souls pleaded with him to be forgiven, but he ignored them.  I was his main concern. It was Gabriel, God’s man to the rescue.

An Archangel Trampling Lucifer
The archangel trampling Lucifer

My children continued to do evil all over the earth. The Angel Gabriel had a plan.

Some of my offspring felt what was coming. They fled and hid in the nether regions. I felt sorry for my good children, those who wanted to live in peace with humans.

An offspring of Lilith hiding in the "in between " world
The “in between “ world
Picture of imps celebrating while Lilith looks on
Lilith watching the demonic revelry

The demons enjoyed their revelry, while Gabriel wove his divine plan. I watched and wondered what he had in mind.

My good children were in hiding, waiting in the “in-between world” for salvation. I continued to watch and wait, too.

The good fairy born from Lilith
Birth of the first fairy

Eventually, another angel appeared and caused me to sleep. From my divine matter, a child was born…Something of beauty…Not an abomination. A fairy, the first of its kind. A good being that came from me. SALVATION at last!

The Faerie Queen giving blessings to her good siblings
The faerie queen

The Good Fairy, my daughter, spread love to those children of mine that waited and wanted salvation. She took them out of the in-between world of dark and light. She became our queen.

The benevolent fairies frolicking for joy
The benevolent fairies

From the Good Fairy, came more like her. They led my children to a place of peace and harmony. And I was with them.

Gabriel rounded up the malevolent children that remained with the evil host.  They were locked away in a pit deep within the Earth, judged, and punished.

The whirlwind taking the demons away
Farewell to evil

And along with the Good Fairy, came forth a fairy king who was anointed and crowned.

Fairy King and Queen leading the newly organized good fairies
The Fairy Queen and King

The realm of the fairies was at peace. We no longer dwell in the dark world.

In order to redeem myself in the eyes of the Creator, I went out among mankind and helped to clean up the mess that I had made. I gave them reassurance. They were told that the fairies would always be there to help them…forever.

I saved lives.  Adam and Lucifer were forgotten, for that was a lifetime ago. I was content to do benevolent work.

The fairies went out and continued to help humanity as I had done.

My daughter, the Good Fairy, led us. And finally, I felt good.

And they all lived happily ever after….

THE END.

The fairies floating happily away to the realm of Faerie
The fairy mist

 

 

***Who was Lilith?

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “Lilith, a female demonic figure of Jewish folklore. Her name and personality are thought to be derived from the class of Mesopotamian demons called lilû(feminine: lilītu), and the name is usually translated as “night monster.” A cult associated with Lilith survived among some Jews as late as the 7th century CE. The evil she threatened, especially against children and women in childbirth, was said to be counteracted by the wearing of an amuletbearing the names of certain angels. In rabbinic literature, Lilith is variously depicted as the mother of Adam’s demonic offspring following his separation from Eve or as his first wife. Whereas Eve was created from Adam’s rib (Genesis 2:22), some accounts hold that Lilith was the woman implied in Genesis 1:27 and was made from the same soil as Adam. Insolently refusing to be subservient to her husband, Lilith left Adam and the perfection of the Garden of Eden; three angels tried in vain to force her return. According to some mythologies, her demonic offspring were sired by an archangel named Samael and were not Adam’s progeny. Those children are sometimes identified as incubi and succubi.

Insolently refusing to be subservient to her husband, Lilith left Adam and the perfection of the Garden of Eden; three angels tried in vain to force her return. According to some mythologies, her demonic offspring were sired by an archangel named Samael and were not Adam’s progeny. Those children are sometimes identified as incubi and succubi.”

Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Lilith.” Encyclopedia Britannica, August 16, 2022. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Lilith-Jewish-folklore.

Pt. 2 The Poems

A type of solitary fae on a flower
The lone fairy

Searching for Fairies

Searching for fairies, wee folk, and sprites

Pixies, brownies, and pucks of all types

Looking for gnomes and nymphs in the night

Elves and leprechauns…oh what a delight!

Fays and trolls dwelling about

If you are quiet

They may come out

Flying like stars

Ever so bright

Riding on beams

As quick as the light

Now you see them

Now you don’t

Maybe you will

Maybe you won’t

But once you see them

You won’t forget

The most beautiful thing

You’ll never regret

 

Deep in the Woods

Deep into the woods

Where magic abounds

Elves and witches

Are dancing around

A fair charming prince

Does here a strange sound

Be it true loves call?

Loves is yet lost

For nothing is found….

 

The Changeling (an erasure poem taken from THE STOLEN CHILD by W. B. YEATS)

Where dips the rocky highland
There hid our fairy
Come away! O, human child!
To the woods and waters wild
With a fairy hand in hand
Where the wave of moonlight glosses all the night,

Till the moon has taken flight
To and fro we leap
In its sleep
Come away! O, human child!
With a fairy hand in hand

And whispering in their ears; We give them evil dreams
Come! O, human you can understand

Away with us, he’s going
For comes the human child
To the wild
With a fairy….

 

 The Last of the Fairies

(Erasure poem, taken from The Frost King from Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott)

Little Fairies

In the fields

Were happy

As need be

The morning

And the sun

Shown warmly

The dewy grass

Butterflies and bees

Among the flowers

Peep at them

Silvery mushroom

Was the breakfast

Little cakes of flower?

Beside a crimson strawberry

With sugar from the violet

And cream

Made a fairy meal

And their drink

The dew from flowers

How warm the sun grows!

Another shadow

What means it?

The power

The cruel Frost King

Messengers have returned

For want of sunlight

Weary

We have watched over them

Heedless of sun or shower

But his dark spirits work

And we weep

Over blighted blossoms

In vain

This night

Our queen holds council

For the last time

Sad

She has toiled

And cared for us

And we can do nothing now

It is a cruel thing friend

We cannot help

We suffer patiently

The sorrows of others

Disturb our happiness

See you not the sun?

Prepare

She flew away

Alone.

The fairy Queen and King visiting other fairies
Faerie King Oberon and Queen Titania

The Fairy Queen Returned

The Fairy Queen returned and this is what she saw….

Darkness everywhere and great machines

Stifling air and designer genes

Foul waters and flying ships

False dreams and injected lips

Landfills and dying trees

Technology and lost honey-bees

Flying around confused and in awe

When the Fairy Queen returned

That’s what she saw.

The Bad Witch (An homage to the Wicked Witch of the West)

The  Wicked Witch of the West
The Wicked Witch

A face appeared in my worst of dreams

A visage so strange and deathly green

Pointed hat and eyes so mean

Waving a wand sharp and keen

Riding a broom surveying the scene

Straight to the stars with a cackling scream.

The Good Witch is Made of

(An homage to Glenda the Good Witch)

The Good Witch is made of

Pure silver light

And showers of gold

Stardust in flight

Like a stellar of old

Moonbeams so bold

And sunshine so bright

Spreading her goodness both day and night.

 

Leave a Reply