The Lamia Matriarch, also known as the Q.Lamia or the MthrLamia, is an enemy that appears in Final Fantasy IV. She is slightly tougher than the Lamia, but not by much. She is easily dispatched in the same manner as the Lamia; simply attack her, heal or smack anyone that is Confused, and repeat. Note that they may come in pairs or with other enemies, in which case it is recommended to take out the other enemies beforehand.
[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.