|You Poor Unfortunate Soul, this "Harpy,"|
has been found to need Ursula’s Touch.
It MUST be rewritten, see the light, and make a switch!!
So says Ursula:
the true queen of Atlantica.
|"Listen well, all of you!", "Harpy,"|
is nothing more than an insignificant stub.
It is in desperate need of more content.
So says Maleficent:
the Mistress of All Evil.
The Harpies are large female bird-like monsters with partially humanoid faces. In the film a Harpy was recruited by Hades to kill Hercules however Hercules easily defeated it and trapped it in a cage. This Harpy also appeared in Hercules and the Underworld Takeover as a resident of the Underworld.
Another smaller and more older harpy appeared in Hercules and the Epic Adventure in which she is a thieving collector who steals anything that appears shiny or anything that seems interesting, like a poem. Whether Echidna is the mother of all Harpies or just the large one is unknown.
In the Hercules video game for the Playstation the Harpy had a different design, sporting a more humanoid appearance with green skin, feline-like legs and tail, and wings on her back. She is also very ugly.
- In the original myths the Harpies were the children of Electra and Thaumas.
- you can also find harpies in fantasia during the popular segment, "night on bald mountain" (although they are topless)