Thursday, April 23, 2015

Harpia injured.

In Greek mythology and Roman mythology, a harpy (plural harpiesGreekἅρπυιαharpyiapronounced [hárpyi̯a]Latinharpȳia) was a female monster in the form of a bird with a human face. They steal food from their victims while they are eating and carry evildoers (especially those who have killed their family) to the Erinyes. They seem originally to have been wind spirits. Their name means "snatchers".
Homer wrote that a harpy was the mother of the two horses of Achilles sired by the West Wind Zephyrus.