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Lilith is an enemy in the Castlevania series. She is an alluring demon who deludes her victims with mystifying beauty.

OriginsEdit

Lilith - 01

Lilith by John Collier (1892).

According to medieval Jewish apocrypha, Lilith was Adam's first wife. Lilith considered herself equal to Adam, as they were both created from dust. After Lilith refused to lie beneath him while having intercourse, she cursed him and departed toward the Red Sea. Adam complained to God regarding Lilith and God sent three angels to retrieve her. When the angels found Lilith by the sea, they commanded her to return with them under the threat that she would lose a hundred of her demonic children by death if she refused. Lilith replied that she preferred that punishment to living with Adam. After this incident, Lilith took her revenge by injuring babies.

The name "Lilith" with supernatural connotations also appears in the Book of Psalms.

The name "Lilith" and her demonic heritage is derived from a Mesopotamian night spirit named Lilitu, who is referred as "Queen of the Night".

DescriptionEdit

Liliths are a type of lady bats in the Castlevania series. In Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, both she and Lilim[1] are demons resembling beautiful women with wings. She attacks by generating several rings imbued in darkness that spin around her and which she can hurl at the player. She can fly all over the screen with great speed and mobility.

Since Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and subsequent titles, she remains hovering at ground level. When attacked, she sometimes dodges backward and retaliates either by sending out a kiss that curses the player or by lunging forward to hug them and feast on their blood.

AppearancesEdit

Castlevania: Circle of the MoonEdit

Lilith appears in a hidden room of the Underground Warehouse only after defeating Camilla. Reigning supreme over all other lady bats, she can deal devastating amounts of damage in just a few hits, making her one of the most dangerous regular enemies in the game. However, it must be noted that she yields a whooping 20,000 EXP points per kill and also drops the extremely valuable Sage Robe (DEF +250, INT +500), so she is a favorite among players for grinding and leveling up (around level 50~55).

To defeat her, it is recommended to summon creatures which deal high and constant damage and that can cover the entire screen, like Uranus + Thunderbird.

Castlevania: Aria of SorrowEdit

One of Lilith's most characteristic features in Aria of Sorrow is that only the bone structure of her wings remains, without a membrane that could make them suitable for flight. Another oddity is that in this game she appears completely naked, while in other games she wears at least some garments (headgear, boots, sleeves, etc.).

It is worth mentioning the existence of a particular room in The Arena where a Lilith accompanied by a Succubus are apparently taking a bath together in a bathtub (complete with a floating rubber duck toy).

Castlevania: Portrait of RuinEdit

Since Liliths have the ability to curse the player, they can be used to complete Wind's "Overcome the Curse" quest. A Lilith appears in one of the rooms below the portrait that leads to the Nation of Fools, along with a conveniently placed Warp Point nearby. The player just needs to let her curse them and then warp back to Wind's location at the Entrance to complete the quest.

Lilith may drop the Lilith Corset (DEF +17), a piece of chest gear characteristic to her that Charlotte can wear.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Lilith
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Cotm lilith Lilith (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon (Strategy)
' Strong: Darkness
HP: 660
Exp: 20,000
Atk: 960
Def: 960
Common Drop: Mind Ex (1.5%)
Rare Drop: Sage Robe (0.5%)
Underground Warehouse
Lilith 38. Lilith  [ edit ]
Aria of Sorrow
Sucks away your soul as you dream. Appears as a beautiful woman. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Sword
HP: 220
MP: 999
Exp: 60
Atk: 30
Def: 30
Timestop: Unaffected
Common Drop: Pendant
Soul: Wisdom of Abstinence
Inner Quarters, The Arena
DOS-Lilith 44. Lilith (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
An alluring demon that deludes its victims with its mystifying beauty. Strong: Dark
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Holy, Poison
HP: 78
MP: 999
Exp: 98
Atk: 36
Timestop: Affected
Common Drop: Coffee (8%)
Soul: INT Boost (12%)
Demon Guest House
Porlilith 50. Lilith  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
An enchanting demon who deludes her victims with mystifying beauty. Strong: Dark
Weak: Whip, Slash, Holy, Poison, Stone
HP: 83
Exp: 76
Skill Pt: 2
Drop: Silent Sandals, Lilith Corset
Entrance, Great Stairway, Forest of Doom
Ooe lilith 89. Lilith  [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
Tempts her victims by exploiting their most secret fantasies. Weak: Slash, Light, Curse, Stone
HP: 366
Exp: 188
Skill Pt: 4
Atk: 66
Drop: Pudding (5%)
Final Approach

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Lilith
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Castlevania CotM item-mind ex Mind Ex (Mind X Up) - Circle of the Moon [ edit ]
Recover all MP Recovery Item (Mind Potion)
Nathan 
MP +100%
Drop: Fish Head, Lilith
Castlevania CotM equipment-sage robe Sage Robe (Sage's Robe) - Circle of the Moon [ edit ]
A robe said to have belonged to a sage Body (Robe, Sage Equipment)
Nathan 
DEF +250, INT +500
Drop: Lilith
Pendant AoS Icon Pendant (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
Ordinary pendant. Goods
Soma 
LCK +1
Sell: $40 
Common Drop: Lilith
Yellow Soul Lilith - Wisdom of Abstinence - Aria of Sorrow [ edit ]
INT is increased by 8. Enchanted Soul
Soma 
INT +8
Drop: Lilith
Coffee DoS Icon Coffee (jpn) - Dawn of Sorrow [ edit ]
Decaffeinated coffee. Food
Soma 
HP +100
Sell: $115 
Common Drop: Lilith
Ability Soul DoS Icon Lilith - INT Boost - Dawn of Sorrow [ edit ]
Increase INT. Enchanted Soul
Soma 
INT +18 (maximum level)
Rarity: **
Drop: Lilith
Silent Sandals PoR Icon Silent Sandals - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
Shoes with an unusual sole that lets the wearer walk silently. Leg Gear (Shoes)
Charlotte 
DEF +3, INT +3, MND +3
Sell: $1,450 
Buy: $5,800 Find: Entrance (Vincent's shop)
Drop: Lilith
Lilith Corset PoR Icon Lilith Corset - Portrait of Ruin [ edit ]
A corset worn by a Lilith. Body Gear (Dress)
Charlotte 
DEF +17
Sell: $1,650 
Drop: Lilith
Pudding Icon Pudding (jpn) - Order of Ecclesia [ edit ]
A jiggly custard pudding, look at it go! Item (Food/Sweet)
Shanoa 
HP +35
Drop: Lilith

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Lilin (or Lilim) is considered to be Lilith's daughter in Jewish mythology.