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Harpy vs. Succubus

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Harpynoun

A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a vulture.

Succubusnoun

(medieval folklore) A female demon which comes to men, especially monks, in their dreams to seduce them and have sexual intercourse, drawing energy from the men to sustain themselves, often until the point of exhaustion or death.

Harpynoun

A shrewish woman.

Succubusnoun

A strumpet, whore or prostitute.

Harpynoun

One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.

Succubusnoun

A demon or fiend; especially, a lascivious spirit supposed to have sexual intercourse with the men by night; a succuba. Cf. Incubus.

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Harpynoun

The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus).

Succubusnoun

The nightmare. See Nightmare, 2.

Harpynoun

A large and powerful double-crested, short-winged American eagle (Harpia harpyja).

Succubusnoun

a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men

Harpynoun

A fabulous winged monster, ravenous and filthy, having the face of a woman and the body of a vulture, with long claws, and the face pale with hunger. Some writers mention two, others three.

‘Both table and provisions vanished quite.With sound of harpies' wings and talons heard.’;

Succubusnoun

a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men.

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Harpynoun

One who is rapacious or ravenous; an extortioner.

‘The harpies about all pocket the pool.’;

Succubus

A succubus is a demon or supernatural entity in folklore, in female form, that appears in dreams to seduce men, usually through sexual activity. According to religious traditions, repeated sexual activity with a succubus can cause poor physical or mental health, even death.

Harpynoun

The European moor buzzard or marsh harrier (Circus æruginosus).

Harpynoun

a malicious fierce-tempered woman

Harpynoun

(Greek mythology) vicious winged monster; often depicted as a bird with the head of a woman

Harpynoun

any of various fruit bats of the genus Nyctimene distinguished by nostrils drawn out into diverging tubes

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Harpynoun

large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America

Harpynoun

a rapacious monster described as having a woman's head and body and a bird's wings and claws or depicted as a bird of prey with a woman's face.

Harpynoun

a grasping, unpleasant woman

‘clearly, he had us down as a couple of gold-digging harpies’;

Harpy

In Greek mythology and Roman mythology, a harpy (plural harpies, Ancient Greek: ἅρπυια, harpyia, pronounced [hárpyi̯a]; Latin: harpȳia) is a half-human and half-bird personification of storm winds. They feature in Homeric poems.

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