Lilith and Lucifer's love story in 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' part 2 spells out a powerful feminist message
Madam Satan aka Miss Wardwell (Michelle Gomez) has a name- Lilith.
While students at Baxter High are gearing up for a 'Romeo and Juliet' play, the witches and warlocks at 'The Academy of Unseen Arts,' are all set to enact a similar love story, that of 'Lucifer and Lilith.'
The play's adaptation, where Nicholas Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood) stars as Lucifer and Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) replaced Dorcas (Abigail Cowen) as Lilith, gave us a glimpse of the love story and explained mysterious Madam Satan's relationship with the Dark Lord. Madam Satan, now a principal of Baxter High, paid a visit to 'The Academy of Unseen Arts,' and even teared up while watching the play, and we know why.
Here's what the legend says about Lilith and her relationship with Lucifer.
A simple search on 'Lilith,' reveals that she is an "ancient demon," a "dark deity," "goddess of the night," and a "sensual goddess." The first literary source for Lilith was found in the ancient Babylonian text 'Epic of Gilgamesh,' and the rest of it is in mythology and traditions that spread to other parts of the world. In Jewish tradition, Lilith is said to be the most notorious demon, but she is also hailed as the first woman created on Earth, (yes, before Eve), and was also the first woman to fight for her rights to be equal to Adam. In the Bible, Lilith appears in the Book of Isaiah 34:14, which describes the desolation of Eden, and she is mentioned among a list of nocturnal creatures who will haunt the destroyed kingdom. This is her only mention in the Bible, however, the Genesis Rabbah describes her as the first wife of Adam.
So the story goes, that God created Lilith and Adam at the same time. She was a strong and independent woman who refused to be treated any less than Adam so refused to lie beneath him during sexual intercourse. Angry, Lilith left the Garden of Eden and Adam complained to God. God sent three angels to look for her and found her in the cave with Lucifer Morningstar.
When Lilith refused to go back to the garden of Eden, she was cursed by the angels to be a demon and that God would kill 100 of her babies every day for rebelling. Adamant, as a strong fierce woman, she stayed and bore the brunt and became known as the demon who relishes children.
In the play in 'CAOS 2,' episode 2, Lucifer first rebukes God, played by Ambrose (Chance Perdomo), saying that the God is not all powerful if he cannot prevent evil. Stripped of his wings, Lucifer is banished from heaven and in the cave, he meets Lilith. Lilith is conversing with Stolas, her familiar, that lying beneath Adam and bending her knee to the "false god," are two things she refuses to do. That's when Lucifer enters and tells her to be his, serve her and be his queen.
Lilith is in a fix if she should return to Adam, but Lucifer convinces her to stay and by his side. Madam Satan, whose familiar, Stolas is a crow, walks away crying and there's so much respect that's triggered after knowing her story. All power to you Lilith! Hail Satan!