|Actor|| Rachel Pattee (3.12)|
Katie Cassidy (3.16)
Sierra McCormick (3.16 & 4.06)
Katherine Boecher (4.18 & 4.22)
|Dates||???? - 2009 (killed by Sam Winchester)|
|Episode(s)|| 3.09 Malleus Maleficarum (mentioned)|
3.12 Jus in Bello
3.15 Time Is on My Side (mentioned)
3.16 No Rest for the Wicked
4.01 Lazarus Rising (mentioned)
4.02 Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester (mentioned)
4.06 Yellow Fever (hallucination)
4.08 Wishful Thinking (mentioned)
4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer (mentioned)
4.16 On the Head of a Pin (mentioned)
4.18 The Monster at the End of This Book
4.21 When the Levee Breaks (mentioned)
4.22 Lucifer Rising
5.01 Sympathy for the Devil (mentioned)
5.05 Fallen Idols (mentioned)
5.09 The Real Ghostbusters (mentioned)
6.20 The Man Who Would Be King (mentioned)
7.15 Repo Man (mentioned)
8.23 Sacrifice (mentioned)
Lilith is a white-eyed demon (with white pupils and irises) who was at one point human. Most demons know her as the first demon to ever be created. Lucifer corrupted her soul as a an act against God after he was expelled from Heaven. She was a leader of many demons before her death. Her death was the last of the 66 Seals.
She has an affinity for possessing young girls. Her idea of fun is to possess a young girl and torment and kill her family. She also likes to drink the blood of newborn babies. Lilith, when making deals, claims a deal with her will take a sexual act instead of a kiss, but this may simply be her preference.
Powers and Abilities
- Being the first demon created, Lilith is far more powerful than most demons.
- Superhuman strength
- Superhuman durability
- Telekinetic - Allows her to influence objects or people with her mind.
- Can emanate a demonic white blast of energy from her palm that can decimate structures, destroy supernatural creatures along with humans. 
- Lilith can force a demon from its human host and reclaim its body by re-possessing it.
- Command demons
- She can bear contracts of deals made and make deals herself.
- Control over hellhounds.
- It is implied that Ruby's knife can at least harm her.
- She can be killed by Sam (only when he has consumed vast amounts of demon blood).
The demon Tammi makes the first reference to her - though not by name - she tells Sam that a new leader has risen "in the west," and wants to kill him. Tammi repeatedly calls Lilith "it" instead of "she."
When Sam and Dean are captured by the FBI and held at a local police station, they find themselves under siege by a horde of demons. When Ruby shows up to help, she explains that the demons are trying to kill Sam at Lilith's command.
At the end of the siege a woman and her daughter enter the station; the girl approaches the secretary, Nancy Fitzgerald. She calmly and politely asks her if she has seen two brothers, describing one as "really tall and the other is really cute." Special Agent Victor Henriksen who has been eavesdropping on the conversation looks at the girl suspiciously. However, Nancy chuckles, she asks the girl her name. The girl responds with "Lilith" and her eyes turn white. Nancy is horrified and steps away from her; Henriksen however runs towards her. Lilith then raises her hand and the entire station is besieged by white light and the terrified screams of its occupants.
After it is revealed that Bela made a deal with a crossroads demon ten years ago, she reveals that she used the Colt to bargain with the demon that holds her contract but it wasn't enough. The demon wanted her to kill Sam too. Dean then states that they could have helped her, if she had only been honest with them. She reveals that it is Lilith who holds her contract and Dean's as well, and that Lilith is the one who wants Sam dead. When he asks her why she is telling him all that, she replies that she wants them to kill Lilith.
In this middle-class suburb, two elderly gentlemen are talking when one hands the other a folded note with the words "Help Us" inscribed. This man then proceeds to enter his house, where a corpse of an elderly woman is seen rotting on the hallway floor. He enters the kitchen where he speaks to a man and a woman, who are preparing for a birthday party. He tries to warn them that they must flee before ‘it’ kills them. The woman is hesitant; she insists she cannot abandon her child; the second man (the child’s father) beckons the mother to be quiet; footsteps can be heard coming down the stairs.
A small girl enters the room her dress drenched in blood; she demands that they tell her what they were discussing. The mother counters her request by asking what happened to her dress. To which the child states that the family pet Freckles was “mean to her.” Clearly disturbed by this event the father asks his daughter if she will release the family; the girl’s demeanor become icy - she wants to know why they want to leave. She suggests menacingly that they don’t love her anymore and that they shouldn't upset her unless they want to share the same fate as the Grandmother. Realizing that their powerless to resist, they apologize to her; she forgives them and then asks her father to play with her outside.
Later that day the family gathered around the dining room table; where they are celebrating the girl’s birthday. As the mother places the birthday cake on the table; Lilith demands to know why the grandfather asked the neighbor for help. The family display looks of sheer terror, their plan has been foiled. He feigns (rather unconvincingly) innocence; Lilith calls him a liar and then turns her attention to the parents, demanding they tell her the truth. The parents plead ignorance, and lie to her claiming they had no knowledge of the grandfathers deception. The grandfather pleads for help, but to no avail, Lilith then uses telekinesis to snap his neck.
Sometime later that evening Sam and Dean enter the house, Sam is about to kill the girl, (who is asleep, her mother is awake beside her). The mother pleads with Sam to kill the child as Sam approaches but Dean calls him off; he knows Lilith is no longer using the child as her host. Sam turns to Ruby, who has followed the boys, for help again, but she says it is too late to save Dean. As the hellhounds come for Dean, the boys barricade themselves in a room. Dean, who is able to see the true face of demons, realizes that the body possessed by Ruby now contains Lilith. She pins Sam to a wall, and Dean to a table. She says Sam no longer has anything she wants, and makes him watch as the hellhounds tear Dean to pieces. She then turns her power on Sam, but it has no effect. He takes Ruby's knife, and is about to kill Lilith when she abandons the body.
Dean asks Sam how he had survived when Lilith had been trying to kill him; Sam tells him how she tried to kill him with her light and had fled when he was immune to it. Later, Ruby tells Sam that not even Lilith can resurrect a human in Hell.
When arguing about whether or not Castiel is a real angel, Sam points out that even Lilith is scared of Ruby's knife. Later on, Castiel tells Dean that it was Lilith who raised the Witnesses, and explains that she had done so to break one of the 66 Seals; when the last one is broken, Lucifer will be freed.
When infected with ghost sickness, Dean has a hallucination of Lilith, who is happy to see him, having "missed" him. She reveals that four months is equivalent to forty years in Hell and that Dean remembers every moment of it. She admits that she is not real, but says that it doesn't matter because Dean is still going to die and go back to Hell. She tells Dean to listen to his heart and screams "ba-boom!" in rhythm with his heartbeats, making his heart beat faster and faster, but Dean is cured of ghost sickness before he can die of a heart attack.
In flashbacks, Ruby offers to help Sam use his powers to kill Lilith in revenge for what Lilith had done to Dean, and Sam immediately accepts. A month after they begin training, Sam finds omens of Lilith's presence and decides to go after her despite Ruby telling him that he isn't ready yet. He walks into a trap Lilith had set up, but Lilith herself is not there—the demons who ambush Sam tell him that she couldn't make it, though she wanted to. Lilith's plan is foiled by Ruby saving Sam.
Ruby is working on tracking Lilith down and has arranged for Sam and Dean to meet up with her to follow through on some leads; they are traveling to get to their meeting spot when Castiel and Uriel kidnap Dean to interrogate Alastair for them. Alastair reveals that the reason Lilith had wanted Dean in Hell in the first place was so that he could break the first of The 66 Seals by torturing other souls. Alastair also reveals that Lilith is not behind the angel murders; if she were able to kill angels, she would've killed a thousand instead of just seven.
Lilith appears as an adult woman, possessing the body of a dental hygienist from Bloomington, Indiana. Sam and Dean have been warned of her arrival by the author and prophet Chuck Shurley. He also foresees a "night of fiery demonic passion" between Lilith and Sam. Dean wants them to avoid Lilith, but Sam is keen for a confrontation.
Eventually, Lilith confronts Sam in his hotel room determined to make a deal; she will stop breaking the seals (that bind Lucifer in Hell), in return for Sam and Dean's lives. Sam is reluctant at first; he questions Lilith's motives as to why she has had a change of heart. Lilith tells Sam that apparently she dies before the Apocalypse is set in motion - this is why she wants to make a deal. Sam reluctantly agrees to Lilith's terms; however Lilith tells Sam that the deal has to be consummated before they are bound to its terms.
As Sam embraces Lilith on the bed he grabs Ruby's knife in order to kill her; however she overpowers him and seizes the knife. Dean and Chuck abruptly enter the room, with Dean demanding that Lilith leave, before the archangel (possibly Raphael) who protects Chuck comes and kills her. As the room is slowly being engulfed by light, Lilith heeds Dean's words and departs from the body, leaving it motionless on the floor.
Later Dean asks Sam whether he would've taken the deal, but Sam says no, because Lilith would've found some way to "weasel out of it." He does note that she's scared and that she was right about dying before the apocalypse because he'll make sure of it.
Sam tells Dean that he is drinking Demon Blood to get strong enough to kill Lilith, but Dean says that he and Bobby will kill her instead while they keep Sam locked in Bobby's Panic Room. Later, Ruby reveals that Lilith is "Lucifer's first"—the first demon created from a human, and the only one who can break the last of the 66 Seals. She also reveals that Lilith has a "personal chef" who kidnaps babies for her to eat and is currently possessing Cindy McClellan. Sam and Ruby decide to capture the demon in order to interrogate her for Lilith's whereabouts so that they can kill Lilith before she breaks the last seal.
In a flashback to 1972, Azazel communicates with Lucifer after sacrificing six nuns in a chapel, the seventh nun serving as Lucifer's mouthpiece. Lucifer tells Azazel that Lilith is needed for him to be released, and when Azazel notes that Lilith is trapped in the Pit, Lucifer begins to tell Azazel how he can free her, starting with instructions to find a special child.
Lilith's death is the final seal, the one which will free Lucifer. This has only been known by the angels, who want the apocalypse to come, and by Lilith and Ruby. Ruby has been manipulating Sam to get him to kill Lilith. Although Dean and Castiel attempt to find and stop Sam before this can happen after Castiel has a last-minute change of heart, Sam uses his powers to kill Lilith and breaks the final seal, freeing Lucifer.
Dean admits that, although he still doesn't approve of Sam having drank Demon Blood to do it, he is glad that Sam managed to kill Lilith. Sam reminds him that this started the Apocalypse, but Dean points out that neither of them could have foreseen that killing Lilith was a bad thing.
Crowley mentions Lilith when listing off those who underestimated the threat the Winchesters pose and paid the price for it
In a flashback set four years before the episode, Sam and Dean are trying to track Lilith down. They interrogate a demon possessing Jeffrey and he eventually reveals that she has a lieutenant, Merrick, who is stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana. For giving the Winchesters this information, the demon is imprisoned deep in Hell after Sam and Dean exorcise him.
Lilith in Myth and Religion
The demon Lilith is one of the most infamous in demonology. In ancient Hebrew tradition Lilith is depicted as Adam's first companion, created equally to Adam from the dust of the earth. She objected to being subservient to Adam though and was replaced as his wife by the more complacent Eve. In revenge for this, Lilith has a particular dislike of children. In medieval Europe, Lilith was variously the wife, concubine or grandmother of Satan or Lucifer.
According to Hebrew tradition, the Lilin are Lilith's daughters and are dangerous demonic entities, considered in Hebraic writings to be the children born to Lilith after her escape from the garden of Eden.
The etymology of 'Lilith' strongly points towards an association with night and with air, and later translations of the Bible have referred to Lilith as a 'screech owl.'
Within Paganism, Lilith has various standings. For followers of Wicca, Lilith tends to be seen as one of many names for the Goddess, the supreme feminine divine power. For other polytheistic Pagans, Lilith is often seen as a misunderstood deity or entity, an example of the denigrated feminine as the patriarchy gained prominence. She is often seen as:
- A fertility goddess; on leaving the garden of Eden, Lilith was thought to have given birth to a hundred children a day.
- A goddess of unrepressed sexuality; the example of a woman at her sensual peak.
- A goddess of air and night; in the King James Bible, Lilith is referred to as the 'screech owl' and the etymology of her name indicates air related abilities and her region of power is in the night time.
- A dark goddess; similar to the Hindu dark goddess, Kali-Ma, embodying the dark-side of the feminine.
- A goddess of witches; in a role similar to that of the goddess Hekate of the Greek pantheon.
Lilith in Fandom
- daddysxfirst - Lilith RP Tumblr Blog; uses religious lore as well as Supernatural canon