• Lamia, Herbert James Draper, 1863-1920.

    THE EMPOUSAI (Empusae), LAMIAI (Lamiae) and MORMOLYKEIAI (Mormolyceae) were fearsome daimones which assumed the forms of beautiful women to lure young men to their beds to feed on their flesh and blood. Behind the illusory facade the creatures were truly demonic--the Lamia had the tail of a serpent in place of legs, while the Empousa had flaming hair and two mismatched legs, one of brass, one of an ass.

    Later authors describe the Lamiai as ghosts (phasma) which used illusion to seduce young men. They were companions of the goddess Hekate which followed her to earth from the depths of the underworld.

    The Empousai and Lamiai were the ancient equivalent of vampires and succubi--vampiric ghosts and demons. Theoi Greek Mythology.

    In this activity, after discusings about the simbolysm of the Empusa, you are going to collaborativelly create a poster with canva for the Female Monster Museum from artworks.

    The poster shall include:

    -The name of the monster.

    -The title of the artwork or artworks that appear on the poster.

    -The name of the authors of the artworks that appear on the poster.

    -Some written and oral annotations in English explaining the symbolism of the female monster.

    -The number of the transnational group: 5.

    -The logo of the project and the European Union.

    -To create the poster in a collaborative way, we are going to use the tool: canva.

    -In each poster you could create more tha one page.

    -To enter canva you have just to copy the link corresponding to your international group.

    Poster - team 5


  • In your opinion, what does Empusa best symbolize?
    Empusa symbolizes lust.
    3 votes (9.38%)
    Empusa represents the supposed inability of women to control their instincts.
    7 votes (21.88%)
    The metamorphosis of Empusa symbolizes the supposed ambivalent and changeable nature of women.
    11 votes (34.38%)
    Empusa represents fatal attraction.
    11 votes (34.38%)