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Bizarre & Amazing Mythological Beasts!

By Vadim Newquist Sep 26, 2013

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Harpies

These creatures of legend basically consisted of the body of a giant bird and the head of a beautiful woman, and were known for being vicious, cruel and violent. In Dante's literary classic, The Inferno, Harpies exist within the seventh circle of Hell (that's the really, really bad one BTW) in order to torture those that end up there due to suicide. This is definitely one bird you don't want to find at the bottom of your KFC bucket.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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