In mythology Greek, they were children of Taumas and Electra and, therefore, previousto the olímpicos. They appeared however as seductive women however as horrible monsters, that they always looked to abduct the body of deceased, to usufruct of its love, being symbolized the obsessive passions as well as the remorse followed to its satisfaction. They were three: Aelo (the squall), Ocípite (the fast in the flight) and Celeno (the obscure one).
According to one of its myths, the Harpias kept a curse on the king of the Thracian, Fineu. The order of the king, had been pursued by argonautas e, imprisoned, had gotten the life in exchange for the promise of more not tormenting it and then, they had been taken refuge in a cave of the island of Crete.