Naamah (demon)

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This article is about the angel or demon. For other uses, see Naamah (disambiguation).

Naamah or Na'amah (Hebrew: נעמה‎; "pleasant") is a demon described in the Zohar, a foundational work of Jewish mysticism.

In the Zohar[edit]

Naamah appears in the Zohar as one of the mates of the archangel Samael. She, along with her cohort Lilith, causes epilepsy in children. After Cain kills Abel, Adam separates from Eve for 130 years. During this time, Lilith and Naamah visit him and bear his demonic children, who became the Plagues of Mankind. (Zohar 3:76b-77a)

In another story from the Zohar, Naamah corrupts Aza and Azael. (Zohar: Genesis: Chapter XXXII)[1]

See also[edit]

  • Naamah for usage in popular culture

References[edit]

  • 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

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