According to Greek mythology, Lamia was the mistress of the God Zeus. This caused Zeus’ jealous wife Hera to kill Lamia’s children and transform her into a monster that hunts and devours the children of others. It is said that she had the lower body of a serpent. She was also cursed to not be able to close her eyes so that she can forever obsess over her lost children. Zeus, however, took pity on her and enabled her to take her eyes off of her eye sockets. He did this so that she could rest as she could not close her eyes. It is also said that Lamia had a voracious sexual appetite which matched her hunger for hunting children. She is said to enjoy sucking men’s blood. Scylla was the only child of Lamia who escaped but she was also turned into a monster.