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Lilith and the Draconcopes (riowang.blogspot.com)
39 points by CrocodileStreet 3 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments

If anyone is interested in delving more into this topic, the most authoritative (and surprisingly quite readable) treatment is "Lilith: Die Erste Eva: Eine Studie uber dunkle Aspekte des Weiblichen" by Siegmund Hurwitz (one of Carl Jung's students), translated into English as "Lilith the First Eve: Historical and Psychological Aspects of the Dark Feminine."

I loved this podcast/audio-play about Lilith [0], from J. Daniel Sawyer [1]. Apparently he also wrote a book about the story [2]. I love everything he made so far, so probably good ;)

[0] https://pca.st/episode/37ff5250-ab4c-0132-307f-0b39892d38e0

[1] http://jdsawyer.net/

[2] https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9822058-lilith

TIL the snake in the Avedon photo had been Kinski's idea: https://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/10549/when-avedon...

This is a very long article on a religious/mythological subject, and I am not sure why Hacker News needs to read it.

A summary would be much appreciated.

There is no being called "Hacker News" and no-one is saying that "Hacker News" _should_ read it. If enough individuals like it and are interested by it, it will be voted up and more can read it. If you don't want to read it, then don't. Simples.

To be fair, its now that long. It is <2500 words, similar size to common news article. As for religious/myth subject - if its interesting what's the issue?

There are a lot of people writing on the subject and not all have particularly high standards. What sets this apart?

There are people writing on the subject of programming languages/software engineering and not everyone has high standards too. However, everyone can share their different takes and views, discuss issues. If its not interesting for anyone and nobody upvotes - thread will sink to the bottom of HN

From the HN Guidelines (https://news.ycombinator.com/newsguidelines.html):

"Please don't complain that a submission is inappropriate. If a story is spam or off-topic, flag it. ... If you flag, please don't also comment that you did."

I asked for a summary.

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