So how fabulously timed is this latest “discovery” – it’s perfect for Lilith-Uranus conjunct in early Aries. Yes God had a wife or, in other words, even in the most monotheistic and mainstream religions the single male God had a female counterpart aka Goddess and She was widely worshipped. Brill article is here.
“…God, also known as Yahweh, had a wife named Asherah, according to a British theologian. Amulets, figurines, inscriptions and ancient texts, including the Bible, reveal Asherah’s once prominent standing….God had a wife, Asherah, whom the Book of Kings suggests was worshiped alongside Yahweh in his temple in Israel, according to an Oxford scholar.
“…Asherah — known across the ancient Near East by various other names, such as Astarte and Istar — was “an important deity, one who was both mighty and nurturing…Many English translations prefer to translate ‘Asherah’ as ‘Sacred Tree,'” Wright said. “This seems to be in part driven by a modern desire, clearly inspired by the Biblical narratives, to hide Asherah behind a veil once again.
“Mentions of the goddess Asherah in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) are rare and have been heavily edited by the ancient authors who gathered the texts together,” Aaron Brody, director of the Bade Museum and an associate professor of Bible and archaeology at the Pacific School of Religion, said.
Asherah as a tree symbol was even said to have been “chopped down and burned outside the Temple in acts of certain rulers who were trying to ‘purify’ the cult, and focus on the worship of a single male god, Yahweh,” he added….”
How is this linked with Lilith? Well, it’s a long-long-long story but in short, Lilith represents the disenfranchised, demonised (literally in the case of Lilith) sacred feminine. It’s not just Lilith, of course.
Remember, Venus in her Morning Star guise is named Lucifer – which just means Light Bearer. Guess which bunch of bright sparks decided to re-brand Lucifer as a demon?
In Gnostic christianity, the Goddess is Sophia – Wisdom, from where we get such words today as “sophistication.”
See also Thunder, Perfect Mind.