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Lamia was, in ancient Greek and Roman mythology, a hideous creature who kidnapped and murdered children. She was originally a beautiful woman who was loved by the Greek god [[Zeus]]. A jealous [[Hera]] snatched away her children and turned her into the creature that she became.
Lamia was, in ancient Greek and Roman mythology, a hideous creature who kidnapped and murdered children. She was originally a beautiful woman who was loved by the Greek god [[Zeus]]. A jealous [[Hera]] snatched away her children and turned her into the creature that she became.
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The name "Lamia" was gradually used to categorise a type of child-snatching daemon that ate the flesh of its victims. In modern mythology, the lamia is a type of female vampire.
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The name "Lamia" was gradually used to categorize a type of child-snatching daemon that ate the flesh of its victims. In modern mythology, the lamia is a type of female [[Vampire]].
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* [[Final Fantasy Tactics]] as [[Lamia Harp]]
* [[Final Fantasy Tactics]] as [[Lamia Harp]]
* [[Final Fantasy Tactics Advance]] as [[Lamia]]
* [[Final Fantasy Tactics Advance]] as [[Lamia]]
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* [[Final Fantasy Tactics A2]]as [[Lamia]]
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* [[Final Fantasy Tactics A2]] as [[Lamia]]
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Revision as of 00:21, 2 November 2007

Lamia was, in ancient Greek and Roman mythology, a hideous creature who kidnapped and murdered children. She was originally a beautiful woman who was loved by the Greek god Zeus. A jealous Hera snatched away her children and turned her into the creature that she became.

The name "Lamia" was gradually used to categorize a type of child-snatching daemon that ate the flesh of its victims. In modern mythology, the lamia is a type of female Vampire.

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