Sunday, 31 January 2010
The Lamia in Greek mythology is a tragic and terrifying female monster who eats children, and thanks to Keats she has been credited with a serpentine nature. You can see just how scary she is in this picture by Waterhouse (1905) - look! look! the vile demon is about to ... give him a BJ!
The Lamia below is by Draper (1909). She looks a bit pissed off. Perhaps the knight didn't reciprocate the favour.