This is my entry of "Monsters In Love" Challenge. I tried to base my image with mythology figures.
The Lamiae are a bloodline of vampires that exist outside all rules of the Kindred; be it the Camarilla, the Sabbat or the Inconnu. In many ways more demon than vampire, they have remained aloof from the ranks of the Kindred, maintaining a secrecy and mystery that intrigues and mystifies the Kindred much in the way they themselves are beheld by mortals.
The Lamiae are exclusively female, and it is believed that there are no more than between three and nine of them in existence. - No one knows how they engender their race - for they do not feed on the mere blood of a mortal, but upon his very life-essence, and these mortals invariably perish or commit suicide. This has lead to speculation that they are truly immortal, and either unable or unwilling to beget progeny. Simply put, a Lamia will target a mortal and form a supernatural bond with this intended "lover." Once the bond is sanctified by a marriage ritual, the mortal begins to die.
Many believe that the myth of the Muses has its origin in the Lamiae, and there are some which contend that the number of Lamia are nine: Euterpe, Terpsichore, Thalia, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Urania, Clio, Erato, and Calliope.
And according to "my" tale;
A Lamia unexpectedly fells in love with Cain (of Abel) and she only wants to be with him. Of course his love tears her apart, because of her true nature. But their love is more than everything and they continued to be together secretly.
You know, there are many tales about Lilith- Lamia- Cain and such that they are supposed to be ones who are responsible for our nightmares... I believe some predators such as bats or piranhas are presents of Cain and Lamia`s, so those creatures in the image are deformed infants which we can call "first borns".
Hope you like it.
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