Just the beginning of a little project I'm thinking of doing, in which I plan to draw a female monster/ female with monstrous qualities for every letter of the alphabet. Kind of like one of those Mythological Bestiary alphabets, except I'm focusing only on the ladies.
First up, we have Ammit (also spelled Ammut or Ahemait, which means something like "devourer" or "soul-eater"). She's a funerary deity/ demon/ personification of divine retribution from the religion of ancient Egypt. Her official titles included "Devourer of the Dead" and "Eater of Hearts," and, appropriately, her role was to devour the hearts of those who had committed too many sins to be allowed to continue on the voyage towards immortality. By having their hearts consumed, these sinners were said to "die a second time," and would be doomed to wander restlessly for eternity.
Ammit generally took on the shape of a demon with the head of a crocodile, the torso of a lion, and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus, three creatures that were supposed to be the primary "man-eaters" of the region.