She is one of the rather terrifying human-faced bird monsters known as Harpies. Homer claims she is the mother of Balius and Xanthus, the two supernatural steeds of Achilles. Her name means ‘swift of foot’, which adds a certain credibility.
However, other sources say Aello was responsible. Could Homer have been lying to us all this time?
Either way, Wind God Zephyrus was definitely the father. Podarge and the other Harpies may once have been wind spirits, which might explain why she consorted with a Wind God. But this could all be a lot of hot air.
Podarge Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Podarke, Poderge
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 908
Podarge RelationshipsFather: Thaumas
Member of: Harpies
Common questions about Podarge
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Article last revised on May 31, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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