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This is a Harpy in the Archeology museum in Madrid. I love this sculpture is so magnificent and beauty is so neoclassic sculpture as the buiding too, I like it.
I too this angle to give it more grandiosity and I desatured the color, add the sepia, make a frame and add my name.

Too I search fot more information about this amazing mythologic creatures, beacause all the time they refer to them as a bad and evil and this will help you to change a little this stigma, so thanks and enjoy it.


In Greek mythology, the Harpies (snatchers[1] ) were mainly winged death-spirits (Harrison 1903, p 176ff), best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineas. The literal meaning of the word seems to be "whirlwinds".

The Harpy could also bring life. A Harpy was the mother by the West Wind Zephyros of the horses of Achilles (Iliad xvi. 160). In this context Jane Harrison adduced the notion in Virgil's Georgics that mares became gravid by the wind alone, marvelous to say (iii.274).

Though Hesiod (Theogony) calls them two "lovely-haired" creatures, Harpies as beautiful winged bird-women are a late development, in parallel with the transformation of the "Siren, a creature malign though seductive in Homer, but gradually softened by the Athenian imagination into a sorrowful death angel" (Harrison p 177).. On a vase in the Berlin Museum (Harrison, fig 19), a harpy has a small figure of a hero in each claw, but her head is recognizably a Gorgon, with goggling eyes, protruding tongue and fangs.

If you are interesting, here are more information about it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpy

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