Detail from a relief. Ramses II among the gods, from the small temple built by Ramses II at Abydos, Dyn 19. In the relief Ramses II is crowned by the goddess Nekhbet in the form of a vulture; Ramses II is introduced w/the gods
In Mesopotamian mythology, Lamashtu was a female demon, monster, malevolent goddess or demigoddess who menaced women during childbirth and, if possible, kidnapped children while they were breastfeeding. She would gnaw on their bones and suck their blood, as well as being charged with a number of other evil deeds. She was a daughter of the Sky God Anu.