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Conquering Mythologies

I’m currently reading The Mythology of Supernatural by Nathan Robert Brown … I’m reviewing it for both The New York Journal of Books and one of my blogs, The Genre Traveler.

In the section about Lilith, it talks about the exile elements of Lilith myths:

“So why would the ancient scribes make a point of writing a story in which Lilith is exiled …? The answer is that she was likely the ruling deity of a popular cult from some preexisting culture group. And just as Lilith was defeated by a new pantheon of gods and goddesses, so were her followers defeated by a conquering society.”

This got me to thinking …

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