lamia lamia  /ˈleɪ mi ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living

Usage(s):

  • Some other vampire, succubus, lamia, boggart, barghest, uturuncu or related fee-faw-fum had already drunk the poor girl dry.

News

  • Police: Store clerk shoots, kills robber in Hidden Valley

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A store clerk in north Charlotte is alive after the store owner says the employee pulled a gun on an alleged robber and defended himself. The 21-year-old suspect died on the scene. "He was just defending himself. He has a family too. It's him or us," said Charlotte Fast Mart owner, Lamia Hannah. Hannah says her clerk did what he had to do when he shot and killed Javon Booker ...
    on August 30, 2013     Source: WCNC Charlotte

Quotes

  1. "And that's the danger, because you do have that freedom," warns Michelle Pfeiffer, who says her challenge was to keep the witch she plays from seeming too unreal. "In the case of my character, Lamia, who is going to be there to tell you when...
    on Aug 11, 2007 By: Michelle Pfeiffer Source: Media For Freedom

  2. "The one thing all these legends have in common is that when the Lamia demon awakes in anger, it drags its victims down to hell screaming," says Raimi's brother Ivan Raimi, who co-wrote the script. "That's the common, awful thread."
    on May 22, 2009 By: Ivan Raimi Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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