Lady Lilith (レディ・リリス, Redi Ririsu?) is a character from the Final Fantasy XI expansion pack Wings of the Goddess. She is the main antagonist of the storyline, appearing as a pale-skinned, redheaded demon woman with a revealing dress, large, retractable demonic wings, and two prominent horns on her head. A promotional concept artwork of her design was first presented at Vanafest 2008.
Story[edit | edit source]
Lady Lilith is actually Lilisette from an alternate timeline, a Vana'diel where the Crystal War never ended and no one was strong enough to defeat the Shadow Lord. As a result, Lilith forged a pact with Odin to face the Shadow Lord on even terms. Saddened by the course of history, the Dawn Goddess Altana dispatched the Cait Siths to awaken Atomos and replace Lilith's reality with a more peaceful world. The Lady and her Spitewardens therefore navigated the Cavernous Maws to defend their history from Altana's design.
Lilith established a base in the Walk of Echoes. She pursued her parents as a means of securing her continued existence over Lilisette's. Eventually she converts them into Spitewardens and negates Lilisette's existence until they are defeated.
Confronted by a reborn Lilisette, she refuses to listen to her and battle ensues. After being defeated, Lilith plays dead so that Lilisette will approach. She seizes her other self and absorbs Lilisette to become a more powerful entity. Lilith is mortally wounded in the subsequent confrontation with Lilisette's allies, however, and is therefore devoured by Atomos. Releasing Lilisette, Lilith has her promise to restore the barrier between their dimensions and take her place in the other Vana'diel.
Missions and Quests[edit | edit source]
- Involved in Missions
- Crossroads of Time
- Will of the World
- Fate in Haze
- Adieu, Lilisette
- Maiden of the Dusk
Battle[edit | edit source]
Music[edit | edit source]
Lilith's final boss theme is called "Goddess Divine".
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Lady Lilith appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Lilith is believed to have originated as a female Mesopotamian storm demon associated with wind. She was thought to be a bearer of disease, illness and death. The figure first appeared in a class of wind and storm demons or spirits as Lilitu in Sumer, circa 4000 BC. The phonetic name Lilith is thought to have originated in Ancient Israel and to have pre-dated at least 700 BC.
In Jewish folklore, Lilith is the name of Adam's first wife, who was created at the same time and from the same earth as him. She left Adam after refusing to become subservient to him and would not return to the Garden of Eden after she mated with archangel Samael. Her story was greatly developed during the Middle Ages—in the tradition of Aggadic midrashim, the Zohar and Jewish mysticism.
The semitic root L-Y-L layil in Hebrew, as layl in Arabic, means "night". Talmudic and Yiddish use of Lilith follows Hebrew. In Akkadian the terms lili and līlītu mean spirits.