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Naamah or Na'amah (Hebrew: נַעֲמָה‎; "pleasant") is a demon described in the Zohar, a foundational work of Jewish mysticism. She is often conflated with another Naamah, sister to Tubal-cain.

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In the ZoharEdit

Naamah appears in the Zohar as one of the mates of the archangel Samael along with Lilith, Agrat bat Mahlat and Eisheth. She and Lilith cause epilepsy in children. After Cain kills Abel, Adam separates from Eve for 130 years. During this time, Lilith and Naamah visit him and bear his demonic children, who became the Plagues of Mankind. (Zohar 3:76b-77a)

In another story from the Zohar, Naamah is said to have corrupted Samyaza/Ouza and Azael (Zohar: Genesis: Chapter XXXII).[1] Other versions have both Naamah and Lilith at it.[2]

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  • The Zohar I 55a,
  • Genesis 4:22,
  • Robert Graves and Raphael Patai: Hebrew Myths.
  • Lady E.S.Drower: The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1937

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