Monday, February 7, 2011
First creature is Lamia.
Lamia was a female demon. Favorite pastimes? Seducing men and devouring children. Nasty creature, that's for sure. Descriptions of her appearance varies, some say that she is human waist up and serpent from the waist down.
One version of the story says that Zeus fell in love with Queen Lamia. Hera became insanely jealous (who can blame her? Zeus cheated on her with countless women!) and murdered Lamia's children. (Ok, that's taking things a little too far there, Hera) Lamia went mad with grief and her rage transformed her into a monster. She became like a vampire, sucking on children's blood.
In one of my half-finished Nano stories, the MC is called Lamia. Let's just say the name is rather fitting for the character (the madness, not the seducing and devouring part.)