The Lamia is an enemy from Final Fantasy II. A seducing enemy, she can use the Charm 4 spell to turn your units against each other. Silencing these enemies can save you from a headache. They are uncommonly found with a Lamia Queen, usually in the back row, preventing her from being hit by physical attacks. The best strategy for that is to slay the Lamias as quickly as you can so the protected Lamia Queen cannot enfeeble your party too heavily.
[view·edit·purge]In Greek mythology, Lamia was a beautiful Libyan queen who turned into a child-eating demon. She is often referred to as having the lower half of a snake and sometimes a large mouth (lamia in Greek means "large shark", while laimos means gullet).
Later characteristics attributed to her are similar to that of succubi, in that the lamia seduces men, enticing them in order to feed on their blood. It is also said they reside in towers or secluded areas and have magical abilities.