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Jeremy Fox
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Manterzel

Postby Jeremy Fox » 24 Jan 2023, 19:45

I'd post this in the facebook group but ...
Does anyone know if there is a name for this male version of the harpy?
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Ryan Shuflin
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Re: Manterzel

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 30 Jan 2023, 14:47

In German heraldry, there is a Kaiseradler or Königsadler, which means emperor or king eagle. It is an eagle with a crowned head, the most well known example of being in the arms of Nurnberg. It was misinterpreted as a harpy. A lot of other harpies are crowned, so that could be the heraldic origin of the harpy. I suggest the blazon: an eagle with a man’s head.

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