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Lamia in the Bible

Description of Lamia

In ancient Greek mythology, Lamia (Greek: Λάμια) was a beautiful queen of Libya who became a child-eating daemon. Aristophanes claimed her name derived from the Greek word for gullet (λαιμός; laimos), referring to her habit of devouring children. Some accounts say she has a serpent’s tail below the waist.

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What the Bible says

  • Isaiah 34:14

(Bishops) There shall straunge visures & monsterous beastes meete one another, and the wylde kepe company together: there shall the   Lamia lye and haue her lodgyng.
(DRB) And demons and monsters shall meet, and the hairy ones shall cry out one to another, there hath the  lamia lain down, and found rest for herself.
(SRV) Y las bestias monteses se encontrarán con los gatos cervales, y el peludo gritará á su compañero: la  Lamia también tendrá allí asiento, y hallará para sí reposo.
(SSE) Y las bestias monteses se encontrarán con los gatos cervales, y el sátiro gritará a su compañero; la  lamía también tendrá allí asiento, y hallará para sí reposo.
(Vulgate) et occurrent daemonia onocentauris et pilosus clamabit alter ad alterum ibi cubavit  Lamia et invenit sibi requiem

  • Jeremiah 50:39

(Bishops) Therfore shall wylde beastes,   Lamia, and Cat of mountaynes, and Estreches dwell therin: for there shall neuer man dwell there, neither shall any man haue his habitation there for euermore.

The Vulgate is an early Fifth Century version of the Bible in Latin, and largely the result of the labours of Jerome, who was commissioned by Pope Damasus I in 382 to make a revision of old Latin translations.

Here, i have to warn you, if you believed in Lamia queen of Libya as owner the vulgate then you have to belive in Zeus and his wife Hera and their son Herakles

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Detail of Zeus and Hera from a painting depicting the wedding of Herakles and Hebe. The gods both hold royal sceptres in their hands. To their left stands Athene.

 

 

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