Anatomy of Melancholy, 180: Pt. I, Sec. 2, Mem. I, Subsect. 2: A Digression of the Nature of Spirits, Bad Angels, or Devils, and how they cause Melancholy

A of M 180

Well, it seems like I am going to compulsively illustrate every sentence of this section on demons. It is pretty great.

Concerning the first beginning of them, the [1120] Talmudists say that Adam had a wife called Lilis, before he married Eve, and of her he begat nothing but devils.

If you don’t know the story, God made Lilith from the same dirt as Adam, unlike Eve whom He made later from one of Adam’s ribs. Now I don’t know if any of this really happened, but supposedly Lilith refused to be subservient to Adam, left the Garden of Eden, and gave birth to a lot of demons. Or something like that. #feministicon


This post is part of a long, tedious, and very illustrated read-along of Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy. More info here and follow along on Facebook here. Illustrations posted via devon_isadevon on Instagram.

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