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Greek mythology
Other names
Similar creature(s)
Siren, Nereid, Gorgon, Nāga

The lamia is a, most commonly, female creature with several very different forms across several mythologies. One form is that a beautiful daemon who eats children. Another form has the lower body of a beast, often lions, goats or snakes, and the head, arms and torso of a human, sometimes covered in snake scales. Yet another form is that of a female river spirit who helps the locals in return for food. Lastly, the name lamia, can also apply to swarms of sentient insects inhabbiting the corpses of fey creatures.

Source[edit | edit source]

The lamia originates from Greek mythology, dating back to at least 400 BC. The water spirit appears as an apparently unrelated being in Basque mythology.

Media[edit | edit source]

Lamiae appear in the following media:

Games[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Music[edit | edit source]

Novels[edit | edit source]

  • Night Music: Nocturnes Volume 2