According to Jewish folklore:
Lilith was the first wife of Adam. She was banished from the Garden of Eden when she refused to make herself subservient to Adam. Specifically, she refused to get into the missionary position with him during sex. When she was cast out, she was made into a demon figure, and Adam was given a second wife, Eve, who was fashioned from his rib to ensure her obedience to her man.
Other folktale's describe of how Lilith captued Jewish babies in he night and ate them, and how she led young girls and young husbands astray.
Although Lilith was demonized by early Jewish culture as a symbol of promiscuity and disobedience, many modern Jewish feminists see Lilith as a positive figure, a model o woman as equal to man in the creation story.