Where Do Lullabies Come From?


BGOBGAI! Quickie:

Ever wonder where the term “lullaby” came from?  Try going back to Lilith, the biblical Adam’s first wife, who was rejected by Adam because she wanted to be the one who wore the fig leaf in the family.  Well, Adam said ‘hit the bricks’ or ‘hit the dirt’ or just ‘get out of here.’  This upset Lilith mightily to the point that she decided to go forth and kill all babies she could find.

lilithThe legend grew and people naturally didn’t want their babies killed and probably eaten by ‘ol Lillith so they would say in Hebrew “Lilith-Abi” meaning “Lilith begone!”.  This was eventually warped into the word Lullaby that we use today.

There ya have it. I’ll just disappear now before I hear “Alan-Abi!”

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(Source:  http://www.sitnsleep.com/resources/article/a-brief-history-of-lullabies)

Published by Alan Reese

Greetings blog wanderers and seekers of truth, or whatever truth appears to be from the mind of a warped individual. You have reached the inner sanctum of some guy named Alan. Having graduated college sometime shortly after the Earth cooled, he finds himself in his late 30's and working out in the real world. His humor is dry and his outlook not so serious and somehow has picked up the nasty habit of writing about himself in the third person. He is married with child and loves his family, sports and, of course, his beloved video games...likelihood of his growing up? Not good. Are you an established site or magazine looking for a writer? Drop me a line if you are interested.

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