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The Lampads or "Lampades" (Greek: Λαμπάδες) are the nymphs of the Underworld in Greek mythology. Companions of Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft and crossroads, they were a gift from Zeus for Hecate's loyalty in the Titanomachy. They carry torches and accompany Hecate on her night-time travels and hauntings. According to some legends, the light of the Lampads' torches can drive one to madness.

Lampads in Touhou[edit]

In Touhou, lampads like Clownpiece seem to be considered a type of fairy. They inhabit Hell, and are servants of Hecatia Lapislazuli, a goddess of Hell who is herself based on Hecate. Like the creatures they are based on, Touhou's lampads have the power to drive people insane with their torches.[1]

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