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Lilith exists on the edge between wilderness and civilization. Having never partaken from the tree of knowledge, she exists outside of the notions of good and evil. She cannot be confined to such simple, value-laden categories as maiden, mother, whore, or crone. She embodies all at once. Her roots in ancient mythology are telling; some older cultures understood that nature is not “good” or “evil”, it simply is. Through the act of bringing life into this world, one inherently condemns that life to death. Creation and destruction, suffering and joy, all are inextricably linked.
Any culture relying on the subjugation of others will provide a false narrative of how the world is, in fact, ordered and structured. This is precisely to justify said system of subjugation.
Lilith has always been a threat to patriarchal cultures, which rely on the subordination of females, precisely because she challenges the very notion of how a female ought to be. She is an agent, not an object to be acted upon. And she is willing to suffer to preserve her agency.