Sunday 24 November 2013


In Greek mythology, Lamia was described as a beautiful queen of Libya and was a mistress of Zeus. Zeus jealous wife Hera kill all Lamia's children and transformed her into a monster that hunt and devours the children of other. Another version stated that as Hera kill all Lamia's children and it being Lamia herself, losing her mind from grief and despair, who starts stealing and devouring others' children out of envy, the repeated monstrosity of which transforms her into a monster on its own.

Limia with a snake tail below the waist
 In some versions Lamia is described with a serpent's (snake) tail below the waist. In later stories, Lamia was cursed with the inability to close her eyes so that she would always obsess over the image of her dead children. Zeus gave her the power of taking her eyes out of head and putting them in again. Later traditions referred to many Lamiae, who were beautiful ghostly women, seduced youngmen, and fed on their blood. In some versions she is also called the mother of Scylla


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