Lamias are old magical creatures, which were prestigious and authoritative figures during the times when humans respected Deities, as they were strongly associated as their messengers.
They are described as half-women, half snake, and their skin was covered in reptiles' scales. They differ in aspect to medusas, due to this creatures having snakes for hair, and French sirens, because this last ones had their lower half snake-like.
TV show Edit
Lamia's are powerful psychics which could easily access a persons mind with ease, completly destroying the wards of trained magicians, such as Kady. They are telepathic, and illusionists, being able to glamour as loved ones of the person they are reading, and possibly as other things as well.
Their true form was never seen or described, although we can see her back in a mirror, and it looks like reptilian yellow skin with a tail.
Greek Mythology Edit
In ancient Greek mythology, Lamia was a beautiful queen of Libya who became a child-eating demon. Her story begins when Hera, greek godess of wedding, became jealous and ordered that all Lamia's children to be executed, transforming her into a monster that hunts and devours the children of others. Another version says Hera stole all of Lamia's children, who loses her mind from grief and despair. In envy, she starts stealing and devouring others' children, which transforms her into a monster. This monster has a serpent's tail, bellow the waist.