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Aclima according to some religious traditions was the twin sister of Cain and wife of Abel.[1] According to Islamic and rabbinic tradition, a marriage between Aclima and Abel was proposed and arranged by their father Adam. In order to commence contentment from Aclima's twin sister, Adam (their father) suggested that a sacrifice be made, yet sacrifice was subsequently rejected by God.[2][3] The reason behind the commotion was that Cain viewed Aclima as being aesthetically more attractive than Lusia.[4] Alternative transliterations of her name include Aclimah, Aclimia, Aclimiah, Klimia, and in Eastern Orthodox traditions Calmana or Calmanna.[5]

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  1. ^ Brewer, E. Cobham. "Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable." (1894).
  2. ^ Brewer, Cobham (2001). Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. p. 197. 
  3. ^ "Cain", Dictionnaire des sciences occultes (Encycloedie Theologique Vol. 48), ed. Jacques Paul Migne, cols. 297–298.
  4. ^ Gibson, Margaret (2012). Apocrypha Arabica. Cambridge University Press. p. 11. 
  5. ^ Burrington, Gilbert. An Arrangement of the Genealogies in the Old Testament and Apocrypha: To which are Added, from the Same Authorities, a Selection of Single Names, and Chronological Tables of the Kings of Egypt, Syria, and Assyria: with Notes Critical, Philological, and Explanatory; and Copious Indexes, in Two Volumes. Vol. 1. Rivington, 1836.