Lamia [1] is a monster from Greek mythology.


On May 12, Special Agent Melanie Ortiz, Egon Spengler, and Kylie Griffin investigated a case in Cayey, Puerto Rico. After Melanie spoke with a witness, she learned of a woman in white and a Ghost Dog. Kylie suggested La Llorona from Mexican myth but Egon suggested a Weeping Woman in White had its roots around the world like Eastern Europe. He even brought up Lamia as a point of comparison, ignoring her physical traits.

Based on Myth

In Greek mythology, Lamia was a woman who had an affair with Zeus. As punishment, Zeus' wife Hera transformed her into a snake monster with the top half her body still human. Hera then killed Lamia's children. Out of jealousy, Lamia was said to kill and/or devour others' children. In another version of the myth, Hera forced Lamia to eat her own children.


IDW Comics


  1. Egon Spengler (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #6" (2016) (Comic p.9). Egon Spengler says: "And there were even enough similarities in the Greek legend of the Lamia to draw some comparison, physical differences again."
  2. Spectral Incident Report (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #6" (2016) (Comic p.23). Spectral Incident Report reads: "Dr. Spengler posited that this ghost was of common stock, related to bogeymen-spirits that target youth - as well as banshees, sirens, or even the lamia, who signal misfortune with a shriek."
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