If you happen upon a lost city, or the tomb of a monarch that time has forgotten it is recommended that you tread carefully – especially if that place has recently become populated and beautiful. You may find a Lamia and her cabal lurking about and ready to enter you into their fold. If you’re beautiful enough that is, for it you don’t meet their standard you’ll be torn open and consumed. These vile creatures bring over a lot of pure evil from the other editions, but in D&D 5e specifically we find some truly horrific abilities and lore.
Lamia – John Keats
History of Four-Footed Beast – Edward Topsell (1607)