True Blood’s Take On Lilith

This week’s episode of True Blood is as ever exciting, even without the usual levels of violence and sex associated with the hit vampire series.

For me it was remarkable for the central position given by The Authority (equivalent to the Council in my own Rhesus A) to Lilith. Now, Lilith is a major figure in The Bible – her being Adam’s first wife and all – but the Vampire Authority has its own bible and it pre-dates the Christian one. In the vamp bible Lilith is the one original vampire, and The Authority even has a prayer in her honour, much like the Christian Lord’s Prayer:

“The blood of Lilith. The First, The Last, The Eternal. We are born of Lilith, she who was created in God’s image. The First, The Last, The Eternal. We swear fealty to the Blood and to the Progenitor The First, the Last, The Eternal. Lord and Lilith, Father and Mother, protect us as we protect you, From this day until the hour of the True Death… And in Lord and Lilith’s name we say… Vampyr.”

The Lilith in my world is not a vampire, rather she is an immortal human, returned to ever-lasting life by the angel Samael. She was born in Sammara, Persia (Sammara is now in Iraq) around 500BC, at a time of war and mega violence. Lilith and her brother were murdered by their siblings which Lilith stills sees as an awful and natural consequence of bullying. Samael wants Lilith to learn to forgive those who killed her. But in her drug-addled and sex-addicted state it seems like an impossible task, one that she doesn’t even comprehend.

So in my Rhesus A world Lilith is immortal, but she is human. Just like the vampires of her world she can die, so she is not really immortal, in the sense that some things can kill her.

Tear out her heart, or take her head, then Lilith is as good as dead…

Oh, I almost forgot. The preview of Lilith (the first half of the book) is still available for preview. If you would like to have a sneak-peek  visit https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1101959 and download Lilith. Be sure to leave your comments and star-rating.

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