This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.
I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes. It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants. 🙂
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.
20 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Lamia”
For once, I’d really like Hera to blame her wandering husband rather than the women he seduces.
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I agree. She blamed everyone but him for his wandering eye and ways.
Ah, reminds me a bit of the La Llorona legends – very interesting.
My favorite (Greek Myth) and all the lady demons/monsters somehow ALWAYS involve Zues/Hera LOL
Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
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Greek mythology is great. 🙂
The Greek gods caused more trouble than any help they gave, at least so it seems.
That’s so true. 🙂
I never heard of her. Yikes! I am quite curious now and will be looking up the 2 versions.
The lamia is a very interesting creature.
Ever noticed how many of these myths begin with Hera’s wrath?
Now I think about it you’re right they do.
It’s always the gods isn’t it. If Zeus could have kept it in his toga half the monsters wouldn’t exist.
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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
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I agree. 🙂
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!
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I had never heard of it until an episode of Supernatural aired and it was the monster of the week.
Ooh I have something to look forward to then! We just started Season 3!
It was a good episode. It airs in one of the later seasons.
Definitely one the lesser known creatures, I can only recall hearing about it once.