Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 39-Harpy

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 39 - Harpy

Welcome to the thirty-ninth issue of my fantasy features news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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This week's creature feature is: Harpy


From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpy :

In Greek mythology, a harpy ("snatcher", from Latin: harpeia) was one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineas.
Phineas, a king of Thrace, had the gift of prophecy. Zeus, angry that Phineas revealed too much, punished him by blinding him and putting him on an island with a buffet of food which he could never eat. The harpies always arrived and stole the food out of his hands before he could satisfy his hunger, and befouled the remains of his food.
In this form they were agents of punishment who abducted people and tortured them on their way to Tartarus. They were vicious, cruel and violent. They were usually seen as the personifications of the destructive nature of wind.

Harpies remained vivid in the Middle Ages. In his Inferno, XIII, Dante envisages the tortured wood infested with harpies:

Here the repellent harpies make their nests,
Who drove the Trojans from the Strophades
With dire announcements of the coming woe.
They have broad wings, a human neck and face,
Clawed feet and swollen, feathered bellies; they caw
Their lamentations in the eerie trees.

Note:  There is great confusion surrounding the difference between harpies and sirens.  Due to wanting to keep this article within a decently readable length, I will not discuss the differences/similarities here.  This article is at it's core about bird/women hybrids, and the harpy is the most popular.  So please forgive me if your art is labeled "siren", I just wanted to include awesome bird/women art!



Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:


H is for Harpy by felixxkatt complete harpy also bra by QuyZone Harpy variant by Gatling Harpy Colored by Biana117 World of Warcraft Harpy Figure by thatg33kgirl vain harpy by sandara
Harpy by legiostudio Harpy by tonyperna Harpy by drakhenliche :thumb95295083: harpy. by Notsomi
The Harpy by BlackHarpyGoddess Harpies' Mirror Wall by David1822 Mai-Harpie-Valentine by Raerith Arpia by Staldren :thumb51707499: Harpy by DaveAllsop
Harpy -coloured- by bishie-keeper Zyria Skyforger - Harpy by Infernal-Feline ::Harpy by cerine Strafing Harpy by TickleMeCthulhu harpy by poludnitsa
siren fig. by lierdak Harpy sketch by AaronMiller harpy by Esther-Sanz siren by artkitty Golden Harpy by Dosnerd90 Aika by Petraea
harpy 03 by starlitziggy ACEO for Tuonenkalla by Dragarta I Love Monsters: Harpy by roguehobbit Harpy by Moros Harpy by Tee-chew
Harpy-Siren Hall Costume by Nashoba-Hostina Kidnapped on Kreet by faile35 Harpy by Ganjii Envy by Emmumu .:Lookit Mah TALONNNNNS:. by Shineymagic 10 Sketches: Harpie Lady by koyasu-aya
Harpy by phomax I want to be like you by mlang Character Design No.29 by Cyzra HarpYyy Power by Avia-Sunanda Harpy Woman by limecakey Dollar Harpy by morpheology
Purple Mist Harpy by blacktigerdream Harpy Storm by littlegoblet :thumb253414844: :thumb217711885: Harpy - inks for music poster by purpleorb Harpy by Methyl-Blue
Harpy by thegryph Harpy - WoW by NetRaptor Fly above... by Tee-chew Guardian Harpy by jardan :gift: Arpi by Astronblackmoon the harpy by shodizzypirate
Harpy on Homework by Ryua Onida - Harpy Concept by X-Fade Black Harpy by IlseSpuijbroek Request Yami Harpie by skyraptor Harpie - coloured by rogue-rpz Harpy by VanillaDream



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Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next time for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

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~Arah :heart:


Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 18 - Phoenix:  news.deviantart.com/article/95…
Week 19 - Djinn: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 20 - Werewolves: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 21 - Selkie: news.deviantart.com/article/98…
Week 22 - Gargoyles: news.deviantart.com/article/99…
Week 23 - Western Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 24 - Drow: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 25 - Yeti: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 26 - Kirin: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 27 - Satyr: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 28 - Hippocampus: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
Week 29 - Manticore: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
Week 30 - Leprechauns: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 31 - Pegasus: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 32 - Lamia: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 33 - Kelpie: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 34 - Water Nymphs: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 35 - Kraken: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 36 - Recaps! Part 1: news.deviantart.com/article/16…
Week 36 - Recaps! Part 2: news.deviantart.com/article/16…
Week 38 - Loch Ness Monster: news.deviantart.com/article/16…
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Very Nice!  My $ Harpy is in a happy place.  I had forgotten my account for a while.  Wish I had found this link a while back when I was looking for information for some of my designs.  Finding things on the web is difficult with so much spam.  Two creatures that I was looking for isn't on here yet, the Imp(although I think this is under the fairies banner, I was thinking of a little devil) and the Gargoyle.  The Capricorn too.