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Naamah (demon)

Naamah (demon)
Naamah or Na'amah (Hebrew: )is a demonic legendary creature, the mother of divination. How she became a demon is unclear.

Naamah comes from Hebrew: naim and means pleasant.[1] The meaning of her name is argued among Hebrew scholars; it refers either to her virtuous nature ("pleasing" to God (YHVH)) or to a penchant for idolatry (singing "pleasant" songs to pagan idols).

In the Zohar
Naamah appears in the Zohar as one of the four angels of sacred prostitution, the mates of the archangel Samael. Her fellow succubi are Lilith, Eisheth Zenunim, and Agrat Bat Mahlat. They are the original four queens of the demons. According to Zohar she is a succubus and fallen angel, and is generally regarded as an aspect or relation of Lilith. After Cain killed Abel, Adam separated from Eve for 130 years. During this time, two female spirits, Lilith and Naamah would visit Adam and bear his children, who became the Plagues of Mankind. (Zohar 3:76b-77a) Also according to Zohar, Naamah corrupted Aza and Azael. (Zohar: Genesis: Chapter XXXII)[2]

[1] Meaning, origin and etymology of the name Naamah (http:/ / www. abarim-publications. com/ Meaning/ Naamah. html) [2] Zohar: Genesis: Chapter XXXII (http:/ / www. sacred-texts. com/ jud/ zdm/ zdm041. htm)

The Zohar I 55a, Genesis 4:22, Robert Graves and Raphael Patai: Hebrew Myths. Lady E.S.Drower: The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1937

External links
Lilith (http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~humm/Topics/Lilith/) by Alan Humm

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