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Name: Harpy
Area of Origin: Rome, Greece

The Harpies are Greek and Roman mythological creatures with the bodies of birds and the heads and torsos of women. They’d often steal food from their victims and would carry evil-doers to the Erinyes (also known as the Furies). While generally now depicted as malevolent, they were described as beautiful creatures in ancient times and not necessarily good or evil; the ugly-faced, ferocious harpies that are prevalent today are a much later development.

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