Greek Mythology

HARPIES

Greek Hatred Demonesses

Also known as HARPYIAI, HARPYIA

Nasty snatchy vicious bird-lady monsters

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 generally given as AELLO, CELAENO and OCYPETE, with a bonus extra Fourth Harpy called PODARGE. 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: HARPYIAI, HARPYIA

Gender: Female
Type: Demonesses
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Hate
Area of expertise: Hate

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care

Article last updated on 31 May 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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