Lilith is a female comic supervillain who features in Marvel Comics.
In her first body, she was there when God sought to create paradise on Earth and created Adam the first man. As God expanded His Domain, Lilith appeared and came to mate with Adam thus bearing their children which she planned to rule the world. The actions of Hell provoked a response from God who did not take kindly to this interference and following a short period of rule Lilith along with her children were attacked by Angels. Her offspring were killed and Lilith herself was banished from Eden and sent back to Hell. This saw her returned to the company of Mephisto whilst Adam was paired with a human who was Eve as they came to live in Eden. However, Lilith worked with Mephisto in corrupting the mortals with the latter taking a form of a serpent to trick the humans into eating the apple that led to their banished from the garden. (Spirits of Ghost Rider: Mother of Demons v1 #1)
In the long years that followed, the leviathan served as a prison for her with her trapped in its body. With their mother's defeat, the Lilin were scattered across dimensions with those left behind either being killed or going into hiding. (Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance v1 #1)
The leviathan later wound up in northern Greenland where it died after beaching itself on the surface. At the time, a pair of explorers arrived at the scene with one dragged into the body of the leviathan by Lilith who then freed herself from the remains. She then killed the other explorer where she thanked them for securing her release. (Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance v1 #1)
During the War in Hell caused by the disappearance of Death, Lilith allied with Mephisto, waging a war in Hell against other demon lords (including Satana, Pluto, and Satannish). While her Lilin were successful against Satannish's Legion, she criticized the efficiency of Mephisto's Tormented Generals.
During the War in Hell, a conflict erupted in the collective afterlife over the disappearance of Death with Lilith allied with Mephisto. This saw them waging a conflict against other demonic lords such as Satana, Pluto and Satannish. Lilith's Lilin managed to win a successful battle against Satannish's Lethal Legion but she criticised the efforts of Mephisto's Tormented Generals. (Deadpool vs. Thanos v1 #3)
She returned to hell where she stood by the throne of Mephisto until his defeat in Las Angeles that saw him being imprisoned in the Hotel Inferno on Earth. However, instead of Lilith at the throne, it was the Spirit of Vengeance Johnny Blaze who assumed the mantle of King of Hell. The Mother of Demons made a number of attempts at tricking Blaze into leaving the throne so that she could claim it but these failed as he refused to fall prey to Lilith's whispers. Thus, she decided to travel to Limbo to form a secret alliance with Belasco after which she orchestrated rebellions among the lesser levels of Hell to rise against Blaze. (Spirits of Ghost Rider: Mother of Demons v1 #1)
Personality and attributes
Powers and abilities
She was able to cast a divination spell using the entrails of a slain living being. (Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance v1 #1)
Lilith was known to birth herself a new body to replace her aging one when it reached the end of its lifespan. (Spirits of Ghost Rider: Mother of Demons v1 #1)
Among her most loyal followers were her children with these being the Lilin. (Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance v1 #1)
- Lilith was created by Howard Mackie and Andy Kubert where she made her first appearance in Ghost Rider v3 #28 (August, 1992).
- An unrelated character bearing the same name was the daughter of Dracula with her being named Lilith Drake.
In other media
- Ghost Rider v3: (1992)
- Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance v1:
- Nightstalkers v1:
- Captain Britain and MI-13 v1:
- Deadpool vs. Thanos v1: (2015)
- Spirits of Ghost Rider: Mother of Demons v1: (2020)