Lamia is an enemy in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. It only appears mainly in the Challenge Dungeons, and is a bit of a threat due to its counterattack, Entice, which inflicts Confuse on the attacker. It is best to try and defeat this enemy last, and use strong attacks such as Bio or Bands.
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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).In Greek mythology,
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.