Zohar – 10. Nahema

Nahema - barbies_14 - akNaamah (demon)

Naamah or Na’amah (Hebrew: נעמה‎) is a legendary demonic creature, the mother of divination. How she became a demon is unclear.

Etymology

Naamah comes from Hebrew: נעם‎ naim and means pleasant.

The meaning of her name is argued among Hebrew scholars; it refers either to her virtuous nature (“pleasing” to God (YHVH)) or to a penchant for idolatry (singing “pleasant” songs to pagan idols).

In the Zohar

Naamah appears in the Zohar as one of the mates of the archangel Samael. She, along with Lilith, causes epilepsy in children. According to Zohar she is a succubus and fallen angel, and is generally regarded as an aspect or relation of Lilith.

After Cain killed Abel, Adam separated from Eve for 130 years. During this time, two female spirits, Lilith and Naamah would visit Adam and bear his children, who became the Plagues of Mankind. (Zohar 3:76b-77a)

Also according to Zohar, Naamah corrupted Aza and Azael. (Zohar: Genesis: Chapter 32)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nehemoth

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2 thoughts on “Zohar – 10. Nahema

  1. Simple Kabbalah | The Seven Worlds April 16, 2014 at 1:12 pm Reply

    […] ritual trying to contact the dark forces of the Qliphoth. For example, the demon Nehemoth (a.k.a. Naamah) means ‘whisperer’ and is responsible for frightening sounds and exciting the mind with strange […]

  2. Dem Demons – 1 | The Seven Worlds February 4, 2015 at 3:44 pm Reply

    […] companies of demons. The cabalists have as a third queen of the demons and wife of Samael, “Na’amah,” the sister of Tubal Cain and the “mother of Ashmodai” (Gen. iv. 27; see […]

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