220px-Lilith (John Collier painting)

Lilith, in some traditions Adam's first wife and a succubus


A succubus (plural succubi) is an evil demon stemming from Hebrew mythology. Like incubi, they seduce humans and mate with them to produce offspring. They are the female counterpart of an incubus and appear as part of the same race, except for being female. Succubi feed on nightmares and hate the day and light, and are similar to female vampires.

According to the Zohar, the foundational work of literature commenting on the mystical aspects of the Torah, the first of four succubi was Lilith, depicted at the right. She was Adam's first wife, but refused to return to the Garden of Eden and mated with the Archangel Samuel. Samuel had three other succubi for wives: Mahalath, Agrat Bat Mahlat, and Naamah.

In Popular Culture

Video Games

  • A hero named Succubus appears in the game Castle Clash as a playable character. She is depicted as a red demon with bat wings holding a whip.

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