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Mythology Meme | 2/8 Legendary Creatures » Harpy

In Greek mythology, a harpy was one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineus. The literal meaning of the word seems to be “that which snatches” as it comes from the Greek word harpazein(ἁρπάζειν), which means “to snatch”.
A harpy was the mother of the horses of Achilles sired by the West Wind Zephyros.
Hesiod calls them two “lovely-haired” creatures, and pottery art depicting the harpies featured beautiful women with wings. Harpies as ugly winged bird-women, e.g. in Aeschylus’ The Eumenides (line 50) are a late development. Roman and Byzantine writers detailed their ugliness.

fighthehurricane:

Mythology Meme | 2/8 Legendary Creatures » Harpy

In Greek mythology, a harpy was one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineus. The literal meaning of the word seems to be “that which snatches” as it comes from the Greek word harpazein(ἁρπάζειν), which means “to snatch”.

A harpy was the mother of the horses of Achilles sired by the West Wind Zephyros.

Hesiod calls them two “lovely-haired” creatures, and pottery art depicting the harpies featured beautiful women with wings. Harpies as ugly winged bird-women, e.g. in Aeschylus’ The Eumenides (line 50) are a late development. Roman and Byzantine writers detailed their ugliness.

Drabble 18: Lonely Boy

That suits fit like a glove. Actually, just like a particular glove on a particular hand in a particular location. The night is young and his smirk is fresh. Golden orange eyes trickle down to his hand. He twists it under the black martial. The demon coos to him like a chick to the hen.

“You know,” he churns out, tightening his tie as the giant watches himself in the mirror. “I love when you call me master.” It’s a tease to tickle though there is never a response or action. “I accept love letters at midnight and serenading by the window.”

Nothing.

His smirk widens.