About the Demon Chronicles

Na’amah is a name of an ‘actual’ demoness.  From Wikipedia:

Naamah or Na’amah (Hebrew: נעמה‎, meaning pleasant) is a figure in Jewish mysticism. She is a succubus and fallen angel, and is generally regarded as an aspect or relation of Lilith.[citation needed] Naamah is said to have engaged, like Lilith, in intercourse with Adam.[citation needed]

The name Naamah appears in the Hebrew Bible as the daughter of Lamech, sister of Tubal-Cain and half-sister of Jubal. (Genesis 4:22) She may or may not also be the wife of Noah or his son Ham. (See: Wives aboard the Ark) 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). She is regarded as the inventor of divination.

Naamah appears in the Zohar as one of the four angels of prostitution, the mates of the demon Samael. Her fellow succubi are Lilith, Eisheth Zenunim, and Agrat Bat Mahlat. She is generally identified with the daughter of Lamech. According to Robert Graves, this Naamah is a counterpart to the one who appears in Genesis, and she is regarded, like her mortal counterpart, as a patron of divination and music. Naamah is often[specify] named as the mother of the demon Asmodai, the consort of the Lesser Lilith (Lilith and Samael’s daughter).

In Gnostic Kabbalah, she is called Nahemah and is the qliphah corresponding to the sephirah Malkuth.[citation needed]

I find this demoness an amusing character and have placed her in a series of short stories set in 1891 London.  They are connected, but individual.  There is an overarching storyline, but the short stories I am posting here are simple charater studies.  Trying to flesh out the charater before trying for anything larger, more cohesive.  I’m not really sure where I’m going with it, but it’s a great ride to be on.  Please be aware that I only own the Na’amah character, everyone else is property of their own creators.

The Demon Chronicles:

Al and the Demoness
A Demon’s Thorn and The Elves’ Queen
The Demon’s Oath
The Demon’s Homecoming
Leigh’s Spell
Awakening
Retrieving Medea

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2 thoughts on “About the Demon Chronicles

  1. Heather says:

    Have you read the Jacqueline Carey books? You should totally check them out. They’re available as eBooks… I read them through the library, so I can’t loan you. Sorry.

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