the harpy Picture

Harpies, the creatures from greek mythology with the body of a bird and the head of a woman, beautiful in early myths but horrible later. The three harpy sisters Aello, Celaeno, and Ocypete steal and befoul food to punish Phineas, until the Boreads drove them away. Instead, they carried people away to Hades and punishment.

Harpies are supposed to personify wind, but I felt like putting fire instead. Blame Dante for that image of the underworld.

Bird and model from
Fire from Resurgere

Mostly photomanipulated, some painting (hair)
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