Monday, February 7, 2011

Creature Mondays


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.

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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.)

10 comments:

salarsenッ said...

I have to admit, this just creeped me out.

Quinn said...

I hadn't heard of Lamia until I watched DRAG ME TO HELL. That movie was kinda stupid, but the idea of Lamia is cool.

Talli Roland said...

I have to agree - I'm kinda creeped out, too!

Nahno McLein said...

I remember this from the Xena and Hercules series. I would love to read your story soon.

Creepy yes, but I need to be creeped out every once in a while.
Nahno ∗ McLein

Angela Ackerman said...

I really love these entries--thanks so much!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Cherie Reich said...

Very cool about lamia.

Angela Felsted said...

That myth is enough to make you feel sorry for Lamia.

LTM said...

ew ew ew! Yuck yuck yuck--but what an interesting story... Zeus. :p

Colene Murphy said...

Wow. She is an interesting concept!! Good nasty. The gods... don't get me started! I Love mythology, but how horrible were the gods!?

Faith said...

I think I've outlined a short story with her in it... I love the bizarreness of Greek mythology :)

Great picture!