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  • n. Plural form of lamia.


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  • Rusalkas (Russian), lamias (Greek), succubi and incubi, dhampirs (Balkan) and sirens are just an example of creatures that take something permanent from you, often through seduction.

    All That Vampire Stuff « Colleen Anderson

  • I found that I could remember it almost word for word, even the bits about supernatural anaethetists, lamias and slippermen.

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  • Horrific creatures--vampires and lamias in particular - are often used as metaphors for mundane dangers.

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  • We kind of forgot the werewolves and lamias and ghosts, so the only person with nightmares will be me.

    Even in a little thing

  • I suggested to my class that we should end with lamias and ghosts and what Richard might have believed his afterlife would be.

    Even in a little thing

  • The effect of this was startling in the extreme; one could not help thinking of the damnably lovely lamias and vampires of legend.

    The Curse of the Pharaohs

  • His "deadlier Venus incarnate" might have traced her origins back through a host of Romantic lamias, undines, and melusines except that such figures were, as Swinburne reminds us, universally sympathetic to man in the Romantic tradition up to Swinburne's time.

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  • There, on one of the broadest tombstones, she saw sitting a circle of lamias.

    The Wild Swans

  • They saw her vanish into the church-yard through the wicket-gate; and when they drew near, the lamias were sitting upon the tombstone as Eliza had seen them; and the King turned aside, for he fancied her among them, whose head had rested against his breast that very evening.

    The Wild Swans

  • She thought with terror of this solitary wandering and of the horrible lamias, but her will was firm as her trust in Providence.

    The Wild Swans


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