Devils & Demons in Western Historical Traditions

Rel J-32 Interim 1998 Quiz #2 makeup 1/26/98Name:______________________

Respond to the following essay questions. Be succinct -- information is much more important than volume. This is due at the beginning of class on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Trace the history of the demoness Lilith from ancient times down through her character in modern folklore. Show how her role has changed at various times. What might have prompted those changes?

When do we first find the myth of the Fall of Satan as it is generally known? Compare it to the Babylonian creation story ("Enuma Elish") and the Jewish apocryphal "Story of the Watchers." Are these three stories related in any way? If not, how do you explain their similarities? If so, suggest how they might be connected historically.