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Lilith is the name given to a hypothetical second moon of Earth, about the same mass as the Earth's Moon, proposed by astrologer Walter Gornold
(Sepharial) in 1918.
Gornold claimed that Lilith was the same second moon that scientist
Georg Waltemath claimed to have discovered at the turn of the
Gornold also claimed to have seen Waltemath's moon and opined that
it was dark enough to have escaped visual detection.
However, Georg Waltemath's proposed natural satellites had already
been discredited by two Austrian Astronomers at the turn of the
Gornold took the name Lilith from medieval Jewish legend, where she is
described as the first wife of Adam.
In 1898, Hamburg scientist Dr. Georg Waltemath announced he had
located a second moon inside
a system of tiny moons orbiting the Earth.
However, after the failure of a corroborating observation of this
invisible moon by the scientific community, the idea of
a second moon was discredited. In 1918, astrologer Walter Gornold, also known as
claimed to have confirmed the existence of a second moon. He named
it Lilith and believed it to be the same moon Waltemath claimed to
have observed. Sepharial affirmed that Lilith was indeed invisible
for most of the time but claimed to have viewed it as it crossed
The majority of scientists object to these theories, pointing out
that any second moon of the Earth would have been seen by now. There
are many readily apparent holes in the arguments supporting
Lilith's existence (not least of which is her defiance of the laws of gravity), and
the existence of this astronomical object is believed
only by fringe
The asteroid 1181
Lilith, discovered in 1927 by astronomer Benjamin
Jekhowsky, is not the same body, but is only similar in
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(October 1, 2004); note this publication refers to "Yalqut Reubeni
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"The Earth's Second Moon,
1846-present", Samson H. Cheung's page, UC Davis: "The original
idea was that the gravitational field of the second moon should
account for the then inexplicable minor deviations of the motion of
our big Moon. That meant an object at least several miles large --
but if such a large second moon really existed, it would have been
seen by the Babylonians."