Statue with the same effect as Osmos.e
Final Fantasy IV description
Lilith's Kiss (リリスのくちづけ, Ririsu no Kuchizuke?), also known as LilithKiss, Succubus, or Kiss of Lilith, is a recurring item in the series. It has the opposite effect of Vampire Fang, in that instead of draining the target's HP and restoring the user's HP equal to that amount, it drains MP instead. It is usually a rare item.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Lilith's Kiss casts Osmose when used. It can be dropped from Lilith (3D only), Lamia Queen (2D only), Succubus (2D and 3D), Vampiress (2D and 3D), Echidna (2D only), stolen from Lilith (2D and 3D), or found in the upper portion of the Tower of Babil.
A kiss from the goddess who was transformed into a hideous monster after her children were killed by the jealous wife of the man she loved.
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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.