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    • Angela Prevosto

      Lamia - John William Waterhouse 1909; n ancient Greek mythology, Lamia was a beautiful queen of Libya who became a child-eating daemon. Some accounts say she had a serpent's tail below the waist. Mothers used to threaten their children with the story of Lamia to induce good behavior.

    • BrownEyedCatalyst

      Top 10 Truly Disturbing Fairy Tales - The horribly disturbing fairy tales featured on this list involve torture, rape, cannibalism, infanticide, necrophilia, bestiality, cruel and unusual punishment, and incest – all of them taboo subjects in today’s sterilized society. Many consider them unsuitable reading material for 21st century children, with their sunny dispositions and delicate, impressionable minds.

    • Blue Sun

      John William Waterhouse - PreRaphaelite - Lamie, 1909

    • Debra Kessing

      Lamia - JWW - According to late myths she was a queen of Libya who was beloved by Zeus. When Hera robbed her of her children from this union, Lamia killed every child she could get into her power. She was also known as a fiend who, in the form of a beautiful woman, seduced young men in order to devour them.It was this latter incarnation of Lamia as a beautiful woman that inspired John Keats to write his poem Lamia, published in 1820. Waterhouse bases his portrayal of Lamia upon Keats' poem.

    • Clarissa Grace

      Pre Raphaelites//

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