Lamia's Lament Picture

Daughter of Lamia and Zeus.......The Libyan Sibyl, named Phemonoe, was the prophetic priestess presiding over the Zeus Ammon Oracle (Zeus represented with the horns of Ammon) at Siwa Oasis in the Libyan Desert.

The word Sibyl comes (via Latin) from the ancient Greek word sibylla, meaning prophetess. There were many Sibyls in the ancient world, but the Libyan Sibyl, in Classical mythology, Lamia, foretold the "coming of the day when that which is hidden shall be revealed."

In Pausanias Description of Greece, the sibyl names her parents in her oracles:

I am by birth half mortal, half divine;
An immortal nymph was my mother, my father an eater of corn;
On my mother's side of Idaean birth, but my fatherland was red
Marpessus, sacred to the Mother, and the river Aidoneus. (Pausanias 10.12.3)

Model/Muse: The eyes peeping out from the veil is no other than the emerald orbs of my best friend Shasta which I chose to make her this Sibyl in my series because Lamia happens to be an interest of hers and I found it ironic as i'm reading on the happens to be the daughter of Lamia....... check out Shasta's work by clicking the link in my watcher's list Daughter Of Hecate (forgive me for I haven't figured out how to direct link yet......... enjoy
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