A little bit of History:
In greek mythology, Lamia is a mistress of the god Zeus, causing Zeus’ jealous wife Hera to transform her into a monster with a serpent’s tail below the waist. Later traditions referred to many lamiae; these were folkloric monsters similar to vampires and succubi that seduced young men and then fed on their blood.
In Hinduism and Buddhism, nagas are a race of semidivine serpent creatures. Usually depicted as human above the waist and snake below, Nagas can change shape to appear fully human or snake. According to legend, Nagas lived on earth at first, but their numbers became so great that the god Brahma sent them to live under the sea. They reside in magnificent jeweled palaces and rule as kings at the bottom of rivers and lakes and in the underground realm. They are known for their strength, supernatural wisdom, and charisma, being immortal and potentially dangerous. Some are demons; others seem friendly and are worshiped as gods.
In some areas, Nagas are seen as nature spirits living in snake form, who tend to be very curious and may take human form. They are considered the protectors of springs, wells and rivers, and guardians of treasure (both material and spiritual). According to traditions nāgas are only malevolent to humans when they have been mistreated. They are susceptible to mankind’s disrespectful actions in relation to the environment. They bring rain, and thus fertility, and stories involving them are part of contemporary cultural traditions. They are also thought to bring disasters such as floods and drought.
Info: “Lamia” continues our endeavors of bringing mythical creatures to life and is deviousMind’s contribution to 2013’s Halloween round of Fantasy Gacha Carnival running October 1st to 31st.
With our first gacha during this carnival, we took a closer look at the majestic sea snakes most commonly known as nagas or lamiae. With this second accessories gacha to complement it, we’ll ensure your version of it will be as bejeweled as can be and prepared for any occasion!
Each round of gameplay rewards you with a random accessory item for !dM “Lamia” – there is color changing jewelry such as collar, tiara headband and jewel belt; there are reptilian eyes in 3 different colors, snake tongues with or without fangs; 8 tridents (2 of these are rare) to use as contrast color or collect the matching tails for, and last but not least, the rare NagaQueen crown and queen fins in each of the 3 tail patterns **VIPER**, **BANDED**, and **GARTER**. So in total there are 20 items; 15 common and 5 rare.
Fantasy Gacha Carnival
October 1st – 31st 2013
You can see a preview of the items here: Gallery