GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

HARPIES

Greek Hatred Demons

Also known as HARPYIAI, HARPYIA

Nasty Nasty Nasty!

These are demonic winged women with beaks and claws, into punishment, torture and death. Starting off as stormy Tornado Goddesses, they were originally fair-haired and beautiful, but soon realized this did not really project the right image. One quick makeover and they became screechy, scratchy, vicious and downright unsavory in every way.

The daughters of THAUMAS and ELECTRA, their names are AELLO, CELAENO and OCYPETE (but see AELLO’s entry for a possible fourth Harpy). They are mentioned in many tales as snatchers and grabbers of people, and so far only the BOREADS have ever managed to get the better of them.

The HARPIES can fly at the speed of sound, and one of their favorite tricks is to defecate upon the unworthy from a great height. It’s not airplane toilets you should blame when frozen lumps of crap fall out of the sky.

HARPIES FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HARPIES
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : demon
In charge of : Hate
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HARPYIAI, HARPYIA
Popularity index : 32863

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Article last updated on 25 March 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "HARPIES: Demons of Hate from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Mar. 2013. Web. 27 July 2014.

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