Harpy mythology Britannica

Harpy, in Greco-Roman classical mythology, a fabulous creature, probably a wind spirit. The presence of harpies as tomb figures, however, makes it possible that they were also conceived of as ghosts. In Homer’s Odyssey they were winds that carried people away. Elsewhere, they were sometimes…

Harpies - Greek mythology

The Harpies were mythical monsters in Greek mythology, having the form of a bird and a human face. They carried evildoers to be punished by the Erinyes.. Zeus had given the gift of prophecy to King Phineus of Thrace, who used it to uncover the secret plan of the god. Angry, Zeus blinded him and put him on an island, where there was a lot of food; however, Phineus could not eat anything ...…

Harpy Mythology Wiki Fandom

In Greek mythology and Roman mythology, a harpy (plural harpies, Greek: ἅρπυια, harpyia, pronounced [hárpyi̯a]; Latin: harpȳia) was a half-human and half-bird personification of storm winds, in Homeric poems. They were generally depicted as birds with the heads of maidens, faces pale with hunger...…

HARPIES (Harpyiai) - Bird-Women Monsters & Storm Spirits ...

In Greek mythology the Harpies were the spirits of sudden, sharp gusts of wind. They were known as the hounds of Zeus and were despatched by the god to snatch away people and things from the earth. Sudden, mysterious dissappearances were often attributed to the Harpies. The Harpies were depicted as winged women, sometimes with ugly faces, or with the lower bodies of birds.…