408. "And Elohim created the great crocodiles" (Beresheet 1:21), refers to the Leviathan and its mate. THE VERSE CONTINUES "And every living creature (Heb. Nefesh) that creeps," which refers to the Nefesh of that living one that moves to all four corners of the world. HE ASKS: Who is this living one who creeps? AND REPLIES: It is Lilit.
409. The next phrase: "Which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind" means the waters make them grow, THE LEVIATHAN AND ITS MATE, because the waters are unfrozen and flow in all directions when the Southern wind comes. And the ships of the seas can now pass, as it is written: "There go the ships; there is that Leviathan, whom You have made to play therein" (Tehilim 104:26).
410. The verse then reads: "And every winged bird after its kind" (Beresheet 1:21), as it is written ABOUT THOSE ANGELS, "for a bird of the sky shall carry the sound, and that which has wings shall tell the matter" (Kohelet 10:20). THESE ARE THE ASPECTS OF THE ANGELS THAT COME FROM ZEIR ANPIN, WHO IS CALLED 'SOUND.' Rabbi Yosi said: They all have six wings and they never change. THEY HAVE SIX WINGS, BECAUSE THEY COME FROM ZEIR ANPIN, WHO HAS SIX SFIROT, AND THEY NEVER CHANGE THEIR IMAGE SO THEY CAN ENTER THE BODY. Thus, it is written: "After its kind." HE ASKS: What is THE MEANING OF, "after its kind"? AND ANSWERS: "After its kind" from above. THIS IS WHY THEY DO NOT CHANGE AND ENTER BODIES. They fly around and roam over the world with six flaps of their wings, WHICH CORRESPONDS TO THE SIX SFIROT OF ZEIR ANPIN. They carry their observations of human behavior up TO THE CELESTIAL COURT, and it is thus written, "Do not curse the king, no, not even in your thought," (Ibid.) REFERRING TO THE KING OF THE UNIVERSE. BECAUSE THE "BIRD OF THE SKY" - - NAMELY THE ANGELS - "SHALL CARRY THE SOUND" UP TO THE HEAVENS.
411. Rabbi Chizkiyah said: It is written, "That creeps," ALTHOUGH it should have been WRITTEN, 'That swarms', JUST AS IT IS WRITTEN, "LET THE WATERS SWARM." HE SAID: This resembles the expression 'night creeps;' THAT IS, IT GETS DARK. So, during THE NIGHT, WHICH IS MALCHUT, "all the beasts of the forest do creep forth" (Tehilim 104:20). IN OTHER WORDS, ALL THE FORCES OF DARKNESS - WHICH ARE THE "BEASTS OF THE FOREST" - ARE DOMINANT AT NIGHT. They govern during the time when THE NIGHT, WHICH IS THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE, rules, BECAUSE MALCHUT INCLUDES ALL THAT EXISTS UNDER HER, EVEN THE KLIPOT. THE ANGELS chant without rest during the three shifts of the night, as it is written: "You that make mention of Hashem, take no rest" (Yeshayah 62:6).