Native to the Dictionnaire Infernal, but not the Goetia/Legemeton, Lamia is possibly a demonic interpretation of the mythological Medusa, or Lilith, the “first” version of Eve arisen from the dual creation accounts in Genesis. Medieval Lilith was sometimes fused with or married to Asmodeus. Kabbalic Lilith bred with Samael (sometimes the angel of death, sometimes Belial or Satan) to create monsters, the lilim. Lamia is also a common Latin translation used for the Lilith-like word in Hebrew that could mean “night monster” or “screech owl”. Generally, a lamia is a vampire or a succubus, and almost always a murderer of newborn children.