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#AtoZChallenge: Lamia

14 Apr

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Today’s creature is very interesting. It’s the Lamia. The Lamia comes from Greek mythology. The lore about her is that in ancient Greek time she was a beautiful queen who turned into a child eating demon. She was apparently rumored to have been a mistress of Zeus. There are two stories about this and they both involve Hera being jealous. One of them is that she had the queen’s children killed and it caused her to start eating children. Another is that Hera kidnapped them causing the queen to go crazy and turn into the demon.

Image source Lamia Wikipedia page

 

 

 
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20 responses to “#AtoZChallenge: Lamia

  1. Sophie Duncan

    04/14/2014 at 9:22 am

    For once, I’d really like Hera to blame her wandering husband rather than the women he seduces.
    Sophie
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles – A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX – A to Z Drabblerotic

     
    • sjledge2

      04/14/2014 at 9:38 am

      I agree. She blamed everyone but him for his wandering eye and ways.

       
    • timsbrannan

      04/15/2014 at 7:44 am

      No doubt!

       
  2. Sue Kuentz

    04/14/2014 at 10:09 am

    Ah, reminds me a bit of the La Llorona legends – very interesting.

    Sue
    http://www.door2lore.com/3/post/2014/04/luggage-what-to-pack.html

     
  3. LadyJai

    04/14/2014 at 10:46 am

    My favorite (Greek Myth) and all the lady demons/monsters somehow ALWAYS involve Zues/Hera LOL

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
    Caring for My Veteran

     
    • sjledge2

      04/18/2014 at 11:42 am

      Greek mythology is great. ๐Ÿ™‚

       
  4. charitybradford

    04/14/2014 at 11:37 am

    The Greek gods caused more trouble than any help they gave, at least so it seems.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/18/2014 at 11:42 am

      That’s so true. ๐Ÿ™‚

       
  5. doreenb8

    04/14/2014 at 12:16 pm

    I never heard of her. Yikes! I am quite curious now and will be looking up the 2 versions.

     
    • sjledge2

      04/18/2014 at 11:43 am

      The lamia is a very interesting creature.

       
  6. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    04/14/2014 at 12:23 pm

    Ever noticed how many of these myths begin with Hera’s wrath?

     
    • sjledge2

      04/18/2014 at 11:45 am

      Now I think about it you’re right they do.

       
  7. Tasha Duncan-Drake (@beren_writes)

    04/15/2014 at 3:56 am

    It’s always the gods isn’t it. If Zeus could have kept it in his toga half the monsters wouldn’t exist.
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Thinkings – AtoZ (Vampires)
    FB3X – AtoZ (Erotic Drabbles)

     
  8. timsbrannan

    04/15/2014 at 7:45 am

    I talked about the Lamia before on my blog as well. I concur, Hera needs to direct her wrath at who is really to blame.


    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

     
  9. kborman

    04/18/2014 at 12:37 am

    I can honestly say I have never heard of nor read about a Lamia before. A child eating demon, eh? Scary! Kudos to you for educating me!

    Kate at Daily discovery

     
    • sjledge2

      04/18/2014 at 11:46 am

      I had never heard of it until an episode of Supernatural aired and it was the monster of the week.

       
      • kborman

        04/18/2014 at 11:47 am

        Ooh I have something to look forward to then! We just started Season 3!

         
    • sjledge2

      04/18/2014 at 11:49 am

      It was a good episode. It airs in one of the later seasons.

       
  10. Beverly (@Bevimus)

    04/18/2014 at 1:28 pm

    Definitely one the lesser known creatures, I can only recall hearing about it once.

     

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