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A harpy was a figure from Greek mythology. Originally a harmless wind spirit or ghost, the harpy was later conceived of as a loathsome creature with a bird's body and a woman's face.[1] Now, the word can also be used as a pejorative term for an unpleasant woman.


  1. Harpy, from Encyclopaedia Britannica