Picture Of Lamia And The Soldier

Picture Of Lamia And The Soldier

Description

The snakeskin wrapped around Lamia's arm and waist.

Author Description

John William Waterhouse (1849–1917)

Licence

Public domain

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Lamia

Lamia is a character from Greek mythology. She was a queen of Libya and become a demon who eat, devour children. She was described as a serpentine, or just having serpent’s tail below waist or snake skin wrapped around her arms and waist. Lamia was a mistress of God Zeus. His wife Hera became jealous, turned Lamia into an immortal monster and killed her children.

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