The Great Lilith is the Queen of Sitra Ahra. She watches over the whole Nightside with her consort Samael. Her hair is flaming red and she is holding the chalice and the flame. Her dress drips with blood that flows through all pathways of the Nightside, nourishing those who inhabit these regions. Her domain is maturity and wisdom, representing the power and majesty of the great Queen of the Night.
The Egyptian goddess Nephthys is the mistress of death, lamentation and funerary rites. She is “The Friend of the Dead,” who offers guidance to the newly dead and comfort to the relatives of the one who died. In her portrait, she appears in the temple of death, holding the ankh, which is symbolic of life, showing that she has power over both.
The Celtic goddess Morrigan is the Phantom Queen, associated with war and battle, teaching that life is found in death. At the same time, she is a sensual goddess of sex and passion. She appears where people are dying, surrounded by crows, teaching us to confront our inhibitions, to leave our comfort zone, and to face the threat of death because this is the only way to feel truly alive.
Mahalath is the Poisonous Moon. In her portrait, she is depicted as a mature woman in a black dress, with long straight black hair. Her domain is lunar magic and the mysteries of the dark/eclipsed moon. Her domain includes the ability to induce altered states of consciousness, lunacy, sleepwalking, and madness.
The Scarlet Whore is Lilith in her seductive aspect. She is a “whore” because she is selling herself as an image of a desire realized for all humanity and all living beings. In the picture, she is depicted as a beautiful woman in a long windy dress made of silk. She is full of life and aware of her power. Her arms are up, holding a burning reptilian eye - the Eye of the Dragon, symbolic of active force - the power of attraction, bewitching, and glamor.
Queen of Harlots is the Zoharic Lilith – Temptress and Initiatrix, Her outward appearance is that of a beautiful, seductive woman in a red garment. Her right breast is bared and her hand is on her thigh, moving seductively. A snake glides down her half exposed body and its head reaches her vulva, stimulating her and tasting her nectar. She walks her way alone and independent, proud and standing in her power.
The Norse goddess Hel is the Queen of the Dead, who resides in a mysterious land beneath the world tree Yggdrasil. She is the devourer of the dead, the lady of the tomb, and the belly of the dragon which swallows the sun every night in the west. One half of her face is young and beautiful, while the other is dark and rotten, showing that she stands for rites of both life and death.
Hecate-Nekyia is a necromantic aspect of the Queen of the Crossroads. She is the lady of death, the ruler over the restless dead, and a psychopomp, guiding the souls to the underworld. Here she is portrayed in her three forms, standing over the cauldron of transformation, which represents both the grave as a symbol of death and a female womb and place of resurrection.
This portrait shows Ereshkigal, the Queen of the Great Below from Mesopotamian mythology. She is sitting on the throne of the underworld, holding her two flames of necromancy in her hands. As the guardian of the gate between the worlds of the living and the dead, she is surrounded by emblems of death and accompanied by an owl – the symbol of her connection to nocturnal magic.
Arachne, the Spider Goddess of Space, is shown in this portrait as the Weaver of the Web of Fates. She stands among skulls and bones, representing sacrifices made on the path and the old selves which we shed in the process of initiation. Behind her is the Star of the Qliphoth, showing that she is a primal goddess of the Void.