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Greek | Demon HARPIES

Also known as HARPYIAI, HARPYIA

Originally beautiful winged storm maidens, Aello, Celaeno, and Ocypete would raid the battle field for the weak or dying and ferry them off to the underworld.

A slight change of approach seemed to coincide with a dramatic change of appearance and they became screechy, scratchy and nasty, harassing anyone too feeble to defend themselves with torture high on the agenda.

They were particularly fond of torturing Phineus, blinded for upsetting the Gods and tortured by these winged nasties every mealtime: stealing his food and pee'ing on whatever they couldn't carry.

Luckily the equally winged but altogether more pleasant Boreads turned up with Jason and his Argonauts, and the Harpies were smacked up in no uncertain terms. They avoided full-on death only at the request of Iris - the rainbow Goddess, and they fled to the Strophades. And besides, Zeus had a soft spot for them so death wasn't really an option.
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'HARPIES' - Greek entry : 26 April 2007
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