About The Mazikeen

The Mazikeen is (you may choose…)

Mazikeen, the warrior one of the Lilim, that is, the children of Lilith. She first appeared in the comic book series Sandman (vol. 2 #22, December 1990), and was created by Neil Gaiman and Kelley Jones. In the comic book series Lucifer, Mazikeen is a devoted ally and lover of Lucifer Morningstar and the war leader of the Lilim, a race descended from Lilith. A fearsome warrior and a respected leader, Mazikeen is a prominent character in the Lucifer comics. She has the appearance of a beautiful human female with long bluish black hair. She is also the only character for whom Lucifer seems to have any genuine affection.

Mazikeen, the word, derives from the combination of two words and two meanings:

the Greek word μαζί[mazi] -together, regarded collectively, in total and

the English word keen – having a fine sharp cutting edge or point, intense; piercing, eagerly desirous.

Mazikeen, the girl, lives in Athens, Greece. She was led through a maze of tales, barely alive, into a new understanding. She’d been foisted upon a future already busy enough with its own problems by a past that couldn’t have cared less. She honored the contracts with the world but the world put her away with a new, unspoken contract: Don’t bother us. We are not interested. Now she has this sudden feeling that this place in Not On Her Side. Now, she is hiding, she sticks to the alleyways, where the light and noise of the city is screened out a little, getting ready. Meanwhile, she tells stories. Stories can make us great.

Why not?

For more,

read the following extract from the comic book Lucifer written by Mike Carey…

“Head tipped back, glowing like a star, he laughed. “Come here, Mazikeen of the Lilim, do not fear light when you are unafraid to stand up to it.”

Mazikeen understood the compliment, but didn’t trust angels, so she came closer slowly, her knife loose in her hands.

The Morningstar extended one wing over her head so that she was shaded from the sun and could look out over the valley.

“What do you see?”

“I know this place,” Mazikeen said. She had explored the lands the Lilim had been given, been to the borders and had not been able to go further. There was nothing new to see in light or darkness.

“Not here,” the Morningstar said. “Look beyond the boundaries of what you know, what is there?”

Mazikeen squinted and couldn’t make out more than distant shapes of mountains and hills. “I don’t know.”

“Things are changing. What has been certain must be unsettled, otherwise, there are only the familiar standards and limitations, and those cannot last for eternity.”

Angels didn’t talk about being unhappy, not that Mazikeen knew of, and she stared up at the Morningstar.

“Watch for change, child, and you may be swept up a direction that is to your liking.”

He didn’t say more, and Mazikeen thought about what he said as they let the sunrise wash over them.


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