Lilit

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The Black Sun eclipse, allegedly connected with Lilith's return

Lilit or Lilith is an evil goddess or demon, still worshipped in the East under the name Niya. It is said that she will return someday and bring ruin to the world.

Sorcerer Eltibald, believed by some to be a prophet, and by others to be a madman, claimed to have deciphered the ancient Dauk, Wozgor and bobołak legends, which connected the return of Lilit with the eclipse known as the Black Sun. Her path was to be prepared by "sixty women wearing gold crowns, who would fill the river valleys with blood", which he interpreted as girls of royal families born during or after the eclipse.

The Black Sun was to announce the imminent return of Lilit, still honoured in the East under the name of Niya, and the extermination of the human race. Lilit's path was to be prepared by "sixty women bearing gold crowns, who would fill the river valleys with blood.
— pg(s). 83, "The Lesser Evil", in the collection The Last Wish (UK edition)


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  • Lilith (Hebrew: לילית) is a mythological female Mesopotamian storm demon associated with wind and was thought to be a bearer of disease, illness, and death. In the bible, she is also apocryphally the first wife of Adam in the Jewish tradition.
  • Niya (Nija, Nyja, from Proto-Slavic navь - "dead" or nyti - "to rot", "to moulder", "to putrefy") was the Lechitic deity of uncertain gender mentioned in Jan Długosz' chronicles. God of underwold, depths, wealth and sorcery.