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ScriptsΛαμια Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

Possibly from Greek λαιμος (laimos) "throat". In Greek mythology this is the name of a queen of Libya who was a mistress of Zeus. Hera, being jealous, kills Lamia's children, causing her to go mad and transform into a monster that hunts the children of others.

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Categories

consorts of Zeus, Greek mythology, monsters, mothers, mythology, queens
Entry updated December 8, 2017