Lamia a Greek Vampire Legend

Posted by Roses on May 18, 2011

As I promised here is the legend in vampire history of Greece…

The vampire fore-runner is next seen in ancient Greek mythology. While there are several minor deities that have vampire-like qualities, the myths involving Lamia and the Empusa are the closest link to modern day vampires. While neither demigoddess was considered “undead,” both show many similarities to the vampire.

lamiaGreek mythology tended to be malleable over time, and demigods and goddesses tended to change in quality, form, virtues, and responsibilities. The earliest form of the Empusa was that of being the daughter of the Greek Goddess Hecate. Hecate was originally a Chthonian (meaning not a major deity residing upon Mt. Olympus) Greco-Roman goddess of magic, and was later a three-faced goddess of ghosts, witches, and curses. The Empusa is described as demonic-looking and was said to have bronze feet. She would take the form of a beautiful young woman in order to seduce young men and drink their blood while asleep.

Lamia, however, is something entirely different. Considered somewhat a tragedy (at least by …

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Scylla Of Greek Mythology

Posted by Roses on November 25, 2010

There were two Greek legends of Scylla but both are different. But both have been turned to the sea after being transformed. One was transformed to be tortured forever and the other was transformed and tortures every thing.

Nisus the King of Megara

Nisus the King of Megara

One was the princess of Megara. King Nisus was her father and was immortal as long as he kept his lock of red hair within his white hair upon his head. King Minos of Crete decided to attack Megara and to kill King Nisus, But Nisus knew that he would win this battle because he still had his lock of red hair and was undefeatable. The Princess fell in love the King of Crete and decided to help him kill her father.  She felt like she had to prove her love to the King and drugged her father then waited for him to fall asleep then cut the lock of red hair from his head which would mean that he was doomed for death. After Nisus death the kingdom of Megara fell …

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