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The Harpy

Added Fri, 02/11/2018
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Akaana
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A creature from Greek mythology with the face and chest of a woman and the body of a bird of prey.

Harpies (other-Greek. ἍΡπυιαι "abductors", "predators"), in ancient Greek mythology — half-women-half-birds, personifications of various aspects of the storm, archaic pre-Olympic deities.

  • Harpia is a creature from Greek mythology with the face and chest of a woman and the body of a bird of prey
  • Jungfraunadler is the German name for the harpy
  • Rapae is the Latin name for the harpy
  • Akaana is the African name for harpies based on Robert Howard's book Wings in the Night

In myths, they are represented by evil abductors of children and human souls, suddenly swooping in and disappearing as suddenly as the wind.

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