- For the moth genus, see Mormo (moth).
The original Mormo was a woman of Corinth, who ate her children then flew out; according to an account only attested in a single source. Mormolyca // (as the name appears in Doric Greek: μορμολύκα) is designated as the wetnurse (Greek: τιθήνη) of Acheron by Sophron (fl. 430 BC).
Mormo or Moromolyce has been described as a female specter, phantom, or ghost by modern commentators. A mormolyce is one of several names given to the female phasma (phantom) in Philostratus's Life of Apollonius of Tyana.
Mormo is glossed as equivalent to Lamia and mormolykeion, considered to be frightening beings, in the Suda, a lexicon of the Byzantine Periods. Mombro (Μομβρώ) or Mormo are a bugbear (φόβητρον), the Suda also says.
- The Horror at Red Hook by H. P. Lovecraft (1925), describes an inscription to Hecate, Gorgo, and Mormo, found in the raid of Red Hook.
- According to Anton LaVey, in The Satanic Bible, Mormo is the "King of the Ghouls, consort of Hecate".
- Mormo is an evil witch in the 2007 film adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel Stardust.[a] In the story, she is one of a triune of magically powerful sisters, the others being named Lamia and Empusa. In the book, the characters were not named.
- Mormo is a flying sentient cat in the Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology video game.
- Warraguk, a Flying Mormo is a dance suite composed by James Cuomo in the late 1960s, based on concepts from Australian Aboriginal mythology.[b]
- "To Switch a Witch", a third-season episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, describes a symbol on a gravestone as "the Mark of Mormo, a witch's sign".
- Mormo lives with two sisters, Lamia and Empusa in the film.
- Cuomo later named his band Mormos.
- Johnston, Sarah Iles, ed. (2013) . Restless Dead: Encounters Between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece. Univ of California Press. p. 174. ISBN 9780520280182. ISBN 9-780-5202-8018-2
- Stannish & Doran (2013), p. 118.
- "Lamia & Empusa (empousa)". theoi. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
- Scholios to Aristides (Dindorf, p. 41)
- Johnston, Sarah Iles (1995). Meyer, Marvin W.; Mirecki, Paul Allan (eds.). Defining the Dreadful: Remarks on the Greek Child-Killing Demon. Ancient Magic and Ritual Power. p. 367. ISBN 9789004104068. ISBN 9-789-0041-0406-8
- Sophron frag. 9, ed. Kaibel.
- L.S. (1870), Smith, William (ed.), "Mormo", A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, London: John Murray
- L.S. (1870), Smith, William (ed.), "Mormo'lyce", A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, London: John Murray: "the same phantom or bugbear as Mormo, and also used for the same purpose".
- Stannish & Doran (2013), p. 28.
- An empousa, or lamia, she is also called in the work.
- Philostratus, Life of Apollonius 4.25, quoted by Ogden (2013a), pp. 106–107
- " ", Suda On Line", tr. Richard Rodriguez. 11 June 2009.
- " ", Suda On Line", tr. David Whitehead. 27 July 2009.
- Ogden (2013b), p. 98.
- Scholios to Theocritus Idylls 15.40.
- Aristophanes. Archanians, 582ff. "Your terrifying armor makes me dizzy. I beg you, take away that Mormo (bogey-monster)!"
- Aristophanes. Peace, 474ff. "This is terrible! You are in the way, sitting there. We have no use for your Mormo's (bogy-like) head, friend."
- Anna Comnena (1969), The Alexiad of Anna Comnena, Sewter, Edgar Robert Ashton (tr.), Penguin Books, p. 61
- Fontenrose (1959), pp. 116–117.
- "Stardust (novel)", Wikipedia, 2019-01-22, retrieved 2019-01-27
- Fontenrose, Joseph Eddy (1959). Python: A Study of Delphic Myth and Its Origins. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520040915.
- Ogden, Daniel (2013-02-28). Drakon: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199557325. ISBN 0199557322
- Ogden, Daniel (2013-05-30). "10 Lamia, Slain by Eurybatus and Others". Dragons, Serpents, and Slayers in the Classical and Early Christian Worlds: A Sourcebook. Oxford University Press. pp. 99–. ISBN 9780199925117. ISBN 0199323747* Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Mormo"
- Stannish, Steven M.; Doran, Christine M. (2013). Magic and Vampirism in Philostratus's Life of Apollonius of Tyana and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural. 2. pp. 113–138. ISBN 9780520040915. JSTOR 10.5325/preternature.2.2.0113
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