Lampads are nymphs of the underworld, dwelling in caves and dark places. They are said to help guide the dead to the underworld, and sometimes bear torches that burn violet.
Only their faces and their clawed hands are clearly visible, with the rest of their bodies obscured by darkness. Shrieking, ghostly shapes are following them, streaming from what would be their hair into a single trailing vapor. The nymphs' face and skin bear jagged black markings that suggest madness and death.