What are the key differences between Lilith and Aphrodite

I’m just curious as far as their personalities. I’ve been reading* that Lilith is more aggressive between the 2 but is there anything else?

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Um…one is a Judaic demoness and one is a Greek goddess.

One is married to an archangel and one is married to a deformed dwarf, and regularly cheats on him.

One gives birth to monsters, and one is all about beauty, luxury and love.

One kills children and one is jealous and spiteful.

They can both be wrathful.


Oh my!

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Aphrodite comes off as very influential, not subtle at all and her energy is hot and fast like many ancient goddesses

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Since it’s about Lilith

Am literally seeing Lilith everywhere

Reddit, random posts on her or her enn being posted or someone’s username has her name on it.

For two days or less

I hope it’s not my mind and overthinking :blush:

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Sounds like she wants to contact you

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Lilith is also closer to the Primal Femanine then Aphrodite. If one were to believe in “elder gods” or whatever, Lilith would be an Elder and Aphrodite would be a younger archtype for beauty and love, while those are only two aspects of Lilith as well, she covers pretty much all aspects of a Goddess. She has definitely been making a come back as far as recognition goes. Crowley claimed that Babalon is Lilith which would then connect Lilith with Innana, Ishtar, and Astarte. That would also lead to Enochian magick and other knowledge pased to John Dee via Kelly through their workings to have come from Lilith and her aspects. And of course the influence Babalon has on Thelema. Essentially most modern Western Magick could be traced to Lilith.

Lilith was never seen as an “elder Goddess” lol neither of them would be seen as an elder Goddess, by correlation elder Gods/Goddesses align more with primordial Deities which neither of them are lol or were ever said to be. The first mention of Lilith is a Jewish demoness, with some speculation that she’s Lamashtu which there’s not much proof on, in which case she’d of been an annunaki who are not elder deities but similar to the Olympians which is what Aphrodite is, so she would not be any more primal force than Aphrodite is.


Crowley relied more on UPG and very weird stretched out correspondences he made. I wouldn’t take his word over academic research.

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These names are just masks for the era. On a pure scholarly treatise I would agree with you, with some hesitation. But on a mystical level, knowledge of archetypical powers and their manifestations, I would disagree with the intent of your post. But, this is where we could disagree and argue for absolutely no purpose as it comes down to personal gnossis.

UPG/SPG is fine and dandy but without research it kind of falls apart In terms of confirmations UPG is at the bottom with SPG above it and Research above both, so it’s easy to start at the bottom and say personal gnosis told me so but if all the upg does it conflict with SPG/Research it starts to fall apart, of course in a religious setting of those who worship Lilith then I can understand why she’d be their primordial Goddess.

Not so much arguing here but it just doesn’t make sense for people to continue to elevate (atleast in their minds) Lilith to being what she isn’t because if she was Lamashtu the Goddess had no real primordial being nor was Lilith ever mentioned as being a Primordial or what some people call “elder Gods” no lore or experience really ever points to her as a primordial Goddess.

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So she’s a Judaic demon, the first wife of Adam? Who rebelled against Yahweh?

Didn’t DarkestKnight already answer this to you :thinking:

Edit: Nvm, that was a different topid but he has good info on Lilith if you wanna check


Lilith was first mentioned in Judaism as a demoness, the adam and lilith story if I remember is a much later addition.


Lilith is often called a „Jewish demoness“ but before the Jewish myth she was actually mentioned in Sumer and Mesopotamia in the epic of Gilgamesh.

Also some argue she is basically the same as Inanna/Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess of both love, fertility and war - so the Mesopotamian version of Aphrodite?
Aphrodite is also mentioned to have a dark side, which makes me think of Lilith. That Lilith is the dark side of Aphrodite?!

Lilith is said to have many masks and aspects. And appearances in different cultures at diff times. I’ve heard sb who worked w her say she is the same as the Morrigan and Ishtar. When you read the description of the Morrigan it does sound a lot like Lilith.

From what I’ve felt in my own meditations, Aphrodite’s energy is a highly feminine one. Lilith has a more wild and rebellious feel to hers.

Basically, Aphrodite is a diety, and a deity to me represents the ideals of whatever culture believes in them. Lilith is a demon, and to me, demons represent the antithesis to any cultural ideal. This isn’t to say that they’re evil, but act in contradiction to publicly held opinions. So, I’d equate Lilith to a trickster version of a fertility goddess.

That’s my personal experience at least.