Lilith Goddess…How to Work with the Mother of Demons

Gods & Goddesses

Lilith Goddess…How to Work with the Mother of Demons

By Amber Rose

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Firstly, who is Lilith? An ancient pagan deity, Lilith is a Demon Goddess originally from Sumerian origins. She is also associated with many legends and is often referred to as the “Dark Maid” and the “Maiden of Desolation”. The name Lilith is said to mean “Night Creature” or “Screech Owl”. In Jewish legend, she was Adam’s first wife.

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The legend goes that Lilith refused to have sex with Adam, as she would not lay beneath him. She eventually leaves Adam and becomes cursed with fertility to give birth to 100 demon babies daily. The babies subsequently killed. This curse causes Lilith to take human children as revenge. Her legend is symbolic of Darkness and Fear.

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Jewish Folklore

In Jewish Folklore, she acts as a succubus and comes to men during the night causing them to have wet dreams. Referred to as “Lilith Sex”. Today though Lilith is worshipped as a strong sexual goddess who refused to bow down to her husband and left paradise instead of becoming his subordinate. She is a powerful and highly sought-after goddess to work with, in the pagan world.

“Of Adams’s first wife, Lilith, it is told

(The witch he loved before the gift of Eve)

That ere the snakes, her sweet tongue could deceive

her enchanted hair was the first gold-

And still she sits, young while the earth is old

And, subtly of herself contemplative,

Draws men to watch the bright net she can weave,

Till heart ad body and life are in its hold” – Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lilith.

Let us look at how you can start working with Lilith Goddess and harness her incredible energies in ritual practices…

The best way to begin a relationship with the Goddess Lilith is to study everything you can about her. Especially, since Lilith (the Female Demon Archetype) exists in just about every ancient tradition in the world. You want to get to know the Deity you are going to be working with.

The Altar

After learning about Lilith, you should now set up an Altar space dedicated to her. The altar will help you get into the right mind space when working with the goddess. This altar should be held as a sacred place with the sole purpose of encapsulating the energies of Lilith goddess of night. Lilith’s favorite colors are red and black, and she is associated with snakes and birds, so they should be included in the décor. You should also invest in a Lilith statue.

This will allow you to establish a connection with her much easier when you can see the deity as well as the sigil associated with her. Place incense and candles on the altar. She loves plants and mirrors so you will want to incorporate those items as well. Keep in mind the altar is also a great space for mantra attunement work. When one uses mantras daily, over time, it becomes possible to invoke the deity into oneself and harness control of their powers. To use for alchemy, divination, and sorcery. This method obviously takes longer than the normal ritual, but nevertheless, it remains amazingly effective.

Prayers to Lilith

One of the best ways to start connecting with Lilith is to align one’s personal energy with that of the dark goddess. This can be done using Spells or Mantras like mentioned earlier.

A Mantra “is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have religious, magical, or spiritual powers in Hinduism. Some mantras have a syntactic structure and literal meaning, while others do not.” – Wikipedia.

When we use mantras the sounds and vibrations cause changes in our consciousness and inside our minds. This manifests itself in changes to the world around us. Mantras are also looked at as the personification of deities in the vibrational configuration. When one uses mantras daily, you can eventually invoke Lilith into yourself and gain access to her powers. When you add mantras to your day-to-day practices it will enhance your spell work immensely.


Leaving appropriate offerings on a regular basis for Lilith on her altar is essential. When leaving an offer, you can incorporate wine specifically red, musk incense, tea, water, candles, animals, written offerings of any sort. Blood offerings are also typically made from a cut on the appropriate finger.


There are sigils and symbols associated with Lilith. These sigils can be worn or drawn and then kept for protection. When holding the image of Lilith in your subconscious will let your mind make a connection with her. You can also meditate with these sigils as well as use mantras to activate them

Sex Magic

Because she is a succubus and rules sex magic, using sex energy is a wonderful way to start manifesting your dreams.

Air Element

Lilith goddess is associated with the element Air. So, you should include air in your magical practice. Some ways you can do this is by using storm magic, burning incense, etc.

Love of Mirrors

The goddess loves mirrors so dedicate a mirror for her by scrying. Ask for Lilith’s help. The mother of demons will help you during your period of divination.

Moon Magic

Moon Magic can be particularly useful for you as Lilith is a goddess of the moon. The best phases of the moon to do this, are when the moon is waning and during a dark moon. So essentially anytime you use lunar energies you are invoking her.

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Owl Spirit Guide

Make sure you are working with the owl spirit guide to honor Lilith. As stated earlier the name Lilith is said to mean “screech owl” in Hebrew. The Owl is one of Lilith’s sacred animals and she will frequently appear in owl form.


The Goddess of Night is associated with astrological markers named after her. So, studying those and using astrology will help when working with her.

Joining your Circle

After you have built a relationship with the mother of demons, you can then ask her to join your circle and start invoking her energies. Keep in mind Lilith goddess of night has extraordinarily strong energy and is also a guardian deity to her children.

“’Tis Lilith.


Adam’s first wife is she.

Beware the lure within her lovely tresses,

The splendid sole adornment of her hair;

When she succeeds therewith a youth to snare,

Not soon again she frees him from her jesses.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, scene 21. Walpurgis Night. Bayard Taylor’s translation.

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So how do you go about summoning Lilith?

As you build a connection with Lilith you will start to see many pathways to summon her. There is no one right way to doing this but I will give you an example of how you could go about summoning Lilith goddess of the night…You should first choose the right environment for invoking Lilith. Either outside in the wilderness or an inside dark room will do. Use black and red candles and chant Lilith’s mantra KI-SI-KIL-LIL-LA-KE in cycles of 13. Chanting while taking deep breaths and visualizing Lilith until she manifests.

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In Conclusion,

I want to thank you, for taking the time to learn about Lilith goddess the mother of demons with me today. Moreover, Lilith it seems was mislabeled throughout history she was a mistreated woman who when taking back her power was ostracized, demonized, and distorted. However, today though she is seen very differently.

As a feminine, ancient, and powerful goddess of the night. We cannot say one way or the other that Lilith is either dark or light. She is all and encompassing everything. Dark and light. I hope you now feel you have the tools to start working with Lilith and experience her powerful magical energies.

For more information on Goddess Lilith check out the books linked below:

Lilith the First Eve by Damion Verlag

Welcoming Lilith: Awakening and Welcoming the Pure Female Power by Wise Strega Books

Lilith: Dark Feminine Archetype by Asenath Mason

The Magick of Lilith: Calling Upon the Goddess of the Left Hand Path (Mesopotamian Magick) by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Lilith: Healing the Wild by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Also, be sure to check out our post about Chaos Magic!



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