18 ene. 2016

Harpies [Argonauts]

Fineo, rey de Tracia, tenía el don de la profecía. Zeus, furioso con él por haber revelado sin consentimiento secretos de los dioses del Olimpo, le castigó confinándolo en una isla con un festín del que no podía comer nada, pues las Harpías siempre robaban la comida de sus manos justo antes de que pudiera tomarla. 
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King Phineus of Thrace was given the gift of prophecy by Zeus. Angry that Phineus gave away the god's secret plan, Zeus punished him by blinding him and putting him on an island with a buffet of food which he could never eat because the harpies always arrived to steal the food out of his hands before he could satisfy his hunger, and befouled the remains of his food. 


Este castigo se prolongó hasta la llegada de Jasón y los Argonautas, que enviaron tras las Harpías a los héroes alados Calais y Zetes, los Boréadas. Éstos lograron espantarlas, pero sin matar a ninguna de ellas. 
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This continued until the arrival of Jason and the Argonauts. The Boreads, sons of Boreas, the North Wind, who also could fly, succeeded in driving off the harpies, but without killing any of them









Nos vemos!

6 comentarios:

  1. Very nice additions to the project, Eduardo! Loved the part in the old movie with them fluttering about and Jason's men throwing a net over them. I grew up reading the Iliad and other Greek myths - still recall a lot of the stories fondly.

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    1. Glad you like them Dean!
      Have you read any of the new Myth and Legend series of Osprey books?

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  2. Pues te han quedado preciosas por muy Harpías que sean.

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  3. Fantásticas. No tengo nada más que decir.

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  4. Me sumo a la alabanza. Un trabajo genial, ¡bravo!

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