LAMIA – In Greek mythology, Lamia was a Libyan queen loved by the god Zeus. When his jealous wife Hera learned of their affair she stole away her children. Lamia went mad with grief, and tore out her own eyes. Zeus then transformed her into a monster allowing her to exact her revenge by hunting and devouring the children of others. Nowadays, Lamia is often considered a bogey-monster, a night-haunting demon which preys on children and is sometimes depicted as having a serpent’s tail below the waist.