Rate this Mythological creature: The Harpy?

Rate this Mythological creature: The Harpy?




from 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 connected with the powers of the underworld. Homer mentions one Harpy called Podarge (Swiftfoot). Hesiod mentions two, Aello and Okypete (Stormswift and Swiftwing).

These early Harpies were in no way disgusting. Later, however, especially in the legend of Jason and the Argonauts, they were represented as birds with the faces of women, horribly foul and loathsome. They were sent to punish the Thracian king Phineus for his ill-treatment of his children; the Harpies snatched the food from his table and left a disgusting smell. Calais and Zetes, the sons of Boreas, finally delivered him. Virgil imitated the episode in the Aeneid; he called the chief Harpy Celaeno (Dark).

  • 5/5 my favorite mythological creature
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  • 4/5 i like it a lot
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  • 3/5 meh they are ok
    27% (4)75% (6)43% (10)Vote
  • 2/5 i dont really like it
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  • 1/5 i hate it
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  • 0/5 worst mythological creature ever!
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  • wtf is a Harpy?
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Most Helpful Girl

  • The last picture is pretty awful in a cool way.

    I think harpies are ok creatures. They add to a story.

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Most Helpful Guy

  • They're certainly memorable. (Especially after watching yugioh. lol) However, I only like them so-so. I love very many others so much more. (Especially dragons! Mwahaha!)

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    • Thanks for MHO!
      By the way, do you think dragons actually did once exist? I do! 😊

What Girls Said 10

  • 4/5.

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  • I like them! They make me think of Mai Valentine's Harpy Ladies from Yu-Gi-Oh though😋

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  • do you not remember my comment from before? lol

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  • It is all right.. Looks real creepy 😀

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  • Worst mythological creature ever!

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  • I give them a 3, they are mehhh ok

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  • They always looked extremely creepy to me.

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  • It s interesting

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  • not a fan

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  • He's awesome!!!

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What Guys Said 5

  • Ah the harpy very nice, very fearsome I wouldn't want to get attacked by a flock of those and I think we all know a couple of women who we could relate to reminding us of em.

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  • 3/5 meh they are ok

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  • would bang

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  • Don't like them.

    Their sons are trying to kill my queen.

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  • Meh they're ok not as cool as a griffin

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