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Monday, April 29, 2013

Harpy

So my mom stopped by during the senior show here at school and I got to show her my final for lithography. Our theme was 'myth' which I suggested and this is the WIP.

For some further reading:


In Greek mythology, a harpy (Greekἅρπυιαharpyiapronounced [hárpuja]Latinharpeia) was one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food fromPhineus. 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 .[1]
Hesiod[2] 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. inAeschylusThe Eumenides (line 50) are a late development, due to a confusion with the Sirens. Roman and Byzantine writers detailed their ugliness.[3]

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