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  Lamia (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the fringes of Greek mythology Lamia was one of the monstrous bogeys that terrified children and the naive, like her daughter Scylla, or Empousa.
Lamia had the gift to be able to take her eyes out and then put them back in, the mark of a Sibyl possessed with the second sight: compare the Graeae and the Norns.
In Flyff, lamias known as the Vice and WormVeduques are spawned in Mas Dungeon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lamia_(mythology)   (844 words)

Lamia is the capital of the prefecture of Fthiotida[?] and the region of "Eastern Sterea Ellada" (comprising 5 prefectures).
Lamia is a mythological person: the daughter of Poseidon and Lybie.
Lamia was cursed with the inability to close her eyes so that she would always obsess over the image of her dead children.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/la/Lamia.html   (444 words)

 John Keats' "Lamia"
Lamiae, obviously related to the persona of Lamia, the fearful child-snatcher, were handsome ghostly women who by various sensuous means lured young men to their beds.
So although Lamia's mythological origins are quite different from those of Lilith, at some unidentified point ("in later legend"), Lamia's identity was merged with that of the Lamiae and she was, therefore, endowed with characteristics strikingly similar to those of Lilith.
While Lamia is called "a virgin," her various excesses are continually drawn upon, painting a highly sensuous portrait of this once child-slaying succubus of the night.
www.geocities.com /Wellesley/Garden/4240/lamia.html   (2073 words)

 Mythical Creatures and Monsters
The six-headed monster that resided at the Strait of Messina.
The Minotaur was a monster with a head of bull and a body of man. The Minotaur or Asterius (its name at birth) was the son of the Cretan Bull and Pasiphaë (Pasiphae), the wife of King Minos of Crete.
Lamia was something like a Greek version of a vampire or an ogress, the ancient form of the bogey-woman, where mothers would frighten their children into behaving, or else child-eating monster would come and snatch you, and devour you.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/beasts.html   (6982 words)

 Lamia - Demons, Demonology, and Evil in Europe
In anger and frustration, Lamia retreated to a cave where she unleashed her wrath by killing the offspring of human mothers, usually by sucking the blood of the children.
These actions transformed Lamia's beauty into ugliness, but she was able to briefly regain her beauty to seduce men, and is said to have drunk their blood.
Her name is derived from lamias, the evil female demons with dragon heads at the end of their feet found in deserts.
www.deliriumsrealm.com /delirium/articleview.asp?Post=176   (454 words)

 Greek Mythology: LAMIA Shark Daimon
LAMIA was a child-devouring Daimon probably originally conceived as a large, aggressive shark.
"Lamia was a daughter of Belus and a queen in Libya.
Lamia, from revenge and despair, robbed others of their children, and murdered them; and the savage cruelty in which she now indulged rendered her ugly, and her face became fearfully distorted.
www.theoi.com /Ther/Lamia.html   (896 words)

A monster represented as a serpent with the head and breasts of a woman, reputed to prey upon humans and suck the blood of children.
Lamia in Myth In Greek mythology, Lamia was the daughter of Libya and Belus.
As a result of Hera's wrath, Lamia retired to a cave from which, unable to strike at Hera, she took her anger out by killing the offspring of human mothers.
www.angelfire.com /md/DarkEden/Lamia.html   (298 words)

 Lamia Tenebrae
Judging by their website, Lamia Tenebrae (who have changed the name of their band to Lamia Cross since the release of this album) see themselves as a dark metal act, but between the mythological and horror film themes, church organs and drum machines, there’s plenty for goths on this CD as well.
“Lamia,” for example, is not only the name of the band (and its lead singer) but also a reference to a monster from Greek legend, while “Space Vampire” is…well, pretty self-explanatory, actually, but not nearly as corny as you’d expect.
Lamia’s music is campy yet sincere in a way that few native English-speaking bands have been able to pull off; think a female-fronted punk rock version of Type O Negative crossed with the sound — but not the fashion — of Japanese visual kei.
www.starvox.net /cdr/lamia.htm   (306 words)

The ancient Greeks believed that the Lamia was a vampire who stole little children to drink their blood.
Lamia envied the other mothers and took her vengeance by stealing their children and devouring them.
Another version of this myth states that Hera killed Lamia's children and that it was her grief that turned her into a monster.
www.pantheon.org /articles/l/lamia.html   (247 words)

Monster with six arms, six heads with four eyes each and at the lower part of her body, six hideous dogs with mouth containing three rows of razor sharp teeth.
Lamia bears many of his children but Zeus’ wife, the jealous Hera, manages to make all of the children die (except the terrible Scylla).
Lamia took revenge of having lost her own offspring by destroying the children of others and behaved in such a cruel manner that she was changed into a monster.
www.monstrous.com /monsters/other.htm   (1733 words)

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Lamia is also known as a witch and a ghost.
Lamia spent the remainder of her life roaming the earth feeding on any baby she could find.
I think the lamia somewhat enjoys her seductive power over men and like the naughty girl she is "likes to play with her food." A lamia is born with a strong magical talent which it can use in the hunt for human flesh.
members.lycos.co.uk /jannlamia/newpage2.html   (356 words)

 Metropolis Records: Lamia
Hailing from Greek mythology, Lamia was once a Libyan queen who fell in love with Zeus and eventually bore his children.
Years of sleeplessness and the sickening image of her dead children bred a jealousy inside of Lamia that drove her to insanity.
Using the myth behind the name Lamia as a means of new experimentation, the band began sampling antique and sacred music on top of electronic beats.
www.metropolis-records.com /artists?artist=lamia   (295 words)

 Echidna (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the most ancient layers of Greek mythology Echidna (ekhis, meaning "she viper") was called the "Mother of All Monsters".
Echidna was described by Hesiod as a female monster spawned in a cave, who mothered with her mate Typhoeus or Typhon every major monster in the Greek mythos,
Usually considered offspring of Uranus and Gaia, or sometimes Ceto and Phorcys (by Hesiod) or Chrysaor and the naiad Callirhoe, her face and torso of a beautiful woman was depicted as winged in archaic vase-paintings, but always with the body of a serpent (see also Lamia).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Echidna_(mythology)   (547 words)

 Monstresses and Monstrosities
She was definitely a scary monster, half-woman half-snake, and she lived with her mate Typhon (the monster who challenged all of the Greek Gods, and ended up with Mt. Aetna thrown on top of him) in a cave in Scythia.
Lamia was the daughter of Belus and a queen of Libya upon whom Zeus had bestowed the talent of being able to take out her own eyes whenever she wanted.
Phaea was a monster (that Theseus killed) that appeared in the shape of a giant sow.
www.paleothea.com /LadyMonsters.html   (2333 words)

 Genealogy: Giants and Monsters
Most of the monsters were children of Typhon and Echidna, and that of Phorcys and Ceto.
Please note that Echidna was sometimes seen as the offspring of Gaea and Tartarus, and therefore the sister of the monster of the Typhon.
I haven't included all the monsters in the first family tree, mainly because it doesn't fit in the genealogy, and one of them is the Minotaur from Crete.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/family20.html   (332 words)

 Classical Monsters
MONSTERS IN Monsters in classical mythology are typically part animal and part human, or else they constitute a collection of animal graftings.
Insofar as monsters manifest the polar opposites of what a culture's values, the fact that the classical monsters are deviations from the "classical" human form is telling.
This monster was said to have the face of a woman; the chest, feet, and tail of a lion; and wings of a bird.
www.wsu.edu /~delahoyd/classical.monsters.html   (2249 words)

 Greek Monsters Trading Card Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
You would never see Greek monsters lining up in one place to do battle, and as we mention in the descriptions, some of the creatures can't be defeated.
Charybdis is not a monster with arms and legs but a whirlpool, so you can't use this card to attack unless you're in the Mediterranean sea.
Scylla is a huge monster with twelve feet and six dog's heads who resides in the cave opposite of Charybdis.
courses.ncssm.edu /myth/greekmonsters.htm   (1812 words)

 La Llorona in Other Cultures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Lamia's grief turned her into a monster that took revenge by stealing and devouring the children of other mothers.
Lamia has the face and breasts of a beautiful woman and the body of a serpent.
She is sometimes referred to as a male or a hermaphrodite, and is believed to have the ability to change herself into a beautiful young woman.
www.lallorona.com /lamia.html   (181 words)

 Swingle, "Frankenstein's Monster and Its Romantic Relatives"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The notion that the monster is advancing Mary Shelley's doctrines for reader consumption leads to a distorted experience of the novel because it commonly produces the corollary that, since the monster speaks for the author, then whatever the monster says must be true.
On the one hand, we have the fact that the monster is subject to outbursts of terrible rage, the fact that it does kill people, and the fact of its horrible {53} physical appearance, especially the "ghastly grin" (p.
The only other evidences to support the monster's claim to benevolence are its first actions, when it argues, it had not yet been corrupted by ill usage at the hands of human beings.
www.english.upenn.edu /Projects/knarf/Articles/swingle2.html   (6257 words)

 Lamia :: d20srd.org
Though a lamia is powerful and dangerous in close combat, it has no stomach for a fair fight.
A lamia forced into physical combat attacks with a dagger in one of its human hands and a pair of lion-like claws.
A lamia drains 1d4 points of Wisdom each time it hits with its melee touch attack.
www.d20srd.org /srd/monsters/lamia.htm   (328 words)

 Lamia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Lamia, creature of horror, was born from madness and grief.
Once she was not a monster at all, but the queen of ancient Libya on the northern coast of Africa.
Because Lamia loved her children more than anything else, Hera stole them from her.
www2.netdoor.com /~tlothian/ABC's/AbcLamia.htm   (220 words)

 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Morpher FAQ - IGN FAQs
Monster must be down to an obscene level of HP (We're talking 5 or 6 or even lower on a monster with over 100 HP.) Note: A good way to damage a monster without killing it is to use Paladin A-ability Subdue, which does a very small amount of damage, ideal for capturing monsters.
Monster CANNOT have a Ribbon (This makes sense, as most monsters with ribbons are storyline bosses.
These are the meat of the monster, and will definately be raised to show the uber-1337'ness of the monster/morpher.
faqs.ign.com /articles/458/458971p1.html   (2390 words)

 ~ Anime & Fantasy Distinctive ~ :: Tha site for Fantasy & Anime & Fun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
According to the legend, Lamia used to be a woman loved by Zeus, and she would give him many children.
During the wedding the mystic Apollonius recognised her true Lamia nature and forced her to confess that her home and everything in it were mere illusions awoken by devils art.
This creature was one of the queer descendants of the snakewoman Echidna and Typhon, ghost of the hurricanes.
www.freewebs.com /queen-luana/mythicalanimals.htm   (1629 words)

 Race rules version 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Skill points for later hit dice are both on that table and "Creature Advancement by type" in the Introduction section of the Monster Manual.
Also note that a weapon that normally has a 5’ reach, that is sized to be usable by a creature with Half reach, has a reach of 0’.
Lamia have all the features listed under Magical Beast in the Monster Manual.
home.earthlink.net /~zimbel42/Sunday/Race_rules_version_2.htm   (5019 words)

 Greek Mythology: SYBARIS Dracaena, Serpent-Woman of Phocis ( Lamia )
SYBARIS or LAMIA was a monstrous Drakaina (She-Drakon) which plagued the region of Delphoi in Phokis.
She issued forth from a cave on Mount Kriphis each day preying upon men and their flocks until whe was despatched by the hero Eurybaros who cast her off the mountainside.
Every day this monster would issue forth, snatching flocks in the fields, as well as people.
www.theoi.com /Ther/DrakainaSybaris.html   (404 words)

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While you are battling, the monster you're fighting will still look like the monster before you activated the codes.
When a monster joins you won't get 999 to all of your stats, some will be less.
The best method is to already have 3 monsters in your team, so you don't have to mess around with an address.
members.tripod.com /darkphenix/dwm2gs.txt   (4075 words)

 Everquest 2: Database OGaming - Database :: Quests :: The Locked Lamia Chest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This quest is initiated by examining a Locked Lamia Chest in the mines on the north shore near Miner Gurgin in the Enchanted Lands (-106.53, -4.56, -1129.70, take the first left in the caves).
These drop on Lamia Carvers in the Enchanted Lands.
The 3 keys to the chest are on Lamias outside of the mine that the chest is in.
eq2.ogaming.com /db/quests/TheLockedLamiaChest.php   (201 words)

 Greek Vampiric Gods
The Lamia and Mormo originially preyed on infants, either strangling them or drinking their blood.
Hera, the jealous goddess and wife of Zeus, caused all of the children Lamia had by Zeus to die.
Lamia is sometimes shown with a womans upper body and a serpents lower half.
www.fortunecity.com /rivendell/wizard/282/GreekVamps.html   (318 words)

 Lamia - Megaten Wiki
A female monster, originating from Greek myth, that was often used as a sort of boogey-man to frighten mis-behaving children.
According to the myth, Lamia was a queen of Libya, and one of the many mistresses of Zeus.
Mad with grief, Lamia swore to avenge herself by slaying the children of other women.
www.popanime.net /megami/wiki/index.php?title=Lamia   (135 words)

 EN World - Morrus' D&D / d20 News & Reviews Site - Bizarro World History 101: Monster Origins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Athach seems to have been a group of monsters rather than a single type; some of them were giants and some of them were dwarves, but all of them were characterized by odd numbers of limbs (often one arm and one leg) and a habit of waylaying and eating travelers along lochs and gorges.
Lamia: The lamia of Dungeons and Dragons is fairly similar to the lamia of Greek traveler’s tales and myths.
It was later in the Middle Ages that the lamia became a general monster, and was the beast woman described.
www.enworld.org /showthread.php?t=63674   (8786 words)

 Birthright Cards 51 - 75
Creates an undead monster equal to the adjusted level of the casting champion.
Between 6 PM and 6 AM the Banshegh is a level 10 monster that can use blood abilities.
Wizards and clerics are at half their base level (rounded down) against the Lamia.
crossfire.spellfire.net /Booster/BR51-75.html   (494 words)

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