Some of the videos that appear on YouTube are really very interesting. Some of them take a myth, like the legends of Lilith, and take them to a modern understanding or interpretation of them.
I think this particular one does that in a most interesting way…
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The video is entitled simply as Lilith and was posted to YouTube by Geoffrey Dukes who calls themselves GeoffreyD18 on YouTube. According to their notes on the video, they helped produce this short at Columbia College in Chicago.
It’s an interesting take on the Lilith myths I think, and there are moments in the video where you can see parts of the Succubus myth appearing albeit it in a more modern setting of them.
The imagery of the work, the serpentine motions of the women in it and the way they act towards the male characters in it I thought was very telling.
I have to admit that there were two points at which I had to back up and view the scene again. One of those was the necklace the woman in the piece was wearing. I didn’t quite understand why there was so much focus on that and to be honest I still do not quite get the connection for it to the Lilith myth, if there is one.
The other was the transformation of the woman who wore the necklace, the point at which she is in shadow before being revealed in a city walking up stairs. The shift of the character in her attitude and dress was surprising when I first saw it and I had to go back to see if there was actually an actress change at that moment or not.
Overall, I think this is probably one of the better videos I have seen about Lilith, and it gives me a new view of one of her aspects that I do appreciate…