Every time I see Elizabeth i’s signature I get absurdly happy cause I just imagine her signing her name and doing a little twirly and then pausing and then adding a few more twirlies “your majesty perhaps thats enough twirls” suggests William Cecil “perhaps Im the motherfuckin queen” suggests elizabeth and adds 6 more
In Greek mythology, a harpy was one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineus. The literal meaning of the word seems to be “that which snatches” as it comes from the Greek word harpazein(ἁρπάζειν), which means “to snatch”.
A harpy was the mother of the horses of Achilles sired by the West Wind Zephyros.
Hesiod calls them two “lovely-haired” creatures, and pottery art depicting the harpies featured beautiful women with wings. Harpies as ugly winged bird-women, e.g. in Aeschylus’ The Eumenides (line 50) are a late development. Roman and Byzantine writers detailed their ugliness.