Lamia have been widely discussed by writers and mythologists almost since the beginning of time. The Lamia first appeared in Greek mythology where she was depicted as a child-eating woman, and once Hera entered the picture, the story turned even darker. Hera ruined the woman’s life, resulting in Lamia going insane.
As far as Hell goes, it’s much more lively with the Lamia roaming the underworld. Over the years, these demon women have acquired a reputation for destruction. Mankind now fears these female demons, who were originally depicted as being half-woman, half-snake.
Lamia in Literature
Poet John Keats once wrote a story about the Lamia in the 19th century. That offered a Romantic era twist on the classic Greek myth. John Keats introduced new themes and captivated his readership in some significant ways. Supposedly, the creature was originally a Libyan queen that was loved by Zeus. His tryst with her prompted Hera to exact her revenge in some surprising ways. John Keats explored the myth and expanded on the character in good time.
Lamia and Vampire Lore
Eventually, the creature also became synonymous with a female vampire. Vampire lore grew with the addition of the demon to the fold. Now female vampires would stalk their victims and learn more about the world of these monsters. Hell has seen a rapid increase of interest in the female vampire character. The demon is famous for haunting the night and stalking human victims. Bram Stoker was a later writer who took great interest in the concept. He expanded on the role of female vampires of the night. That added to the lore and legends that have taken place in real time. Think about how the fear surrounding female vampires has grown over the last few centuries.
Biblical Horror Author Josephine Leonard
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