|Naamah | נעמה (naamah_) wrote,|
@ 2015-07-02 21:45:00
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You're headed for disaster
'cause you never read the signs.
Too much love will kill you every time
Deity Name: Naamah
Current Alias: Naava Damas
Apparent Age: Early 20's
Occupation: Runs an escort agency
Too much love will kill you.
Just assure it's none at all.
It will drain the power that's in you
make you bleed and scream and crawl.
And the pain will make you crazy
you're the victim of your crime.
Too much love will kill you every time.
Upon meeting Naamah, the very last thing you would suspect her of being is a Queen of Hell. Her very name means 'pleasant one', and she lives up to her name. She will smile and flirt with anyone, and once she has fully ensnared them, that kind veneer will vanish, and the succubus will rear her head. It's like shooting fish in a barrel some days, but that just means more souls she can collect for Hell, and that's what she's after, after all.
Like her sisters, she is loyal to Satan above all else, and will do anything that he asks of her. And even though she shouldn't be able to, she can still coax a beautiful tune out of the screams of the damned. It's a talent she acquired after years of people thinking she sang songs to pagan gods. She also possesses a lovely singing voice.
In her business, she is fiercely protective of her girls, and if clients lay a finger on them outside their agreement, she will not hesitate to unsheath her claws. After all, they're hers, and only she is allowed to hurt them. She protects them well enough, but god help any of them if they step out of line. Then, she shows no mercy.
Too much love will kill you.
It will make your life a lie.
Yes too much love will kill you
and you won't understand why.
It's in your life you'd sell your soul
but here it comes again.
Too much love will kill you in the end.
According to the Zohar, Naamah is one of the four angels of sacred prostitution, a former bride of the archangel Samael, and now a bride of Satan. She rules Damascus, the Eastern Quarter of Hell. Her name literally translates to 'pleasant one', although in what context is a bone of contention. Hebrew scholars argue that it either means her 'virtuous nature', that she is pleasing to God, or that she sings 'pleasant songs' to pagan idols. Only Naamah herself knows for sure, and she sure as Hell isn't telling.
After the Fall, and her marriage to Satan, it took a little while for her to settle into her new role, but once she did, she flourished. People wanted to believe that this beautiful young woman with the wide smile was a sweet girl, and she was more than happy to let them believe that, right up until she laid their souls at her master's feet.
She was thought to be another aspect of Lilith, or related to her. The two of them would visit Adam, after he seperated from Eve, and for 130 years, they bore his children. These offspring became the Plagues of Mankind. It gives her a twisted kind of joy to know that her children are still out there, wreaking havoc and destruction upon humans. She always encouraged them to excel, after all.
She's gained a bit of popularity, and with it, power, with the release of the books by Jacqueline Carey. The author got her mostly wrong, of course, but it encouraged some to go out and read up on who she really was. And, since the books are mostly all about sex, she's not going to complain.
Credits & Disclaimer
PB: Bianca Balti
Lyrics: Queen, "Too Much Love Will Kill You"