Stymphalian birds

Greek - Man-eating brazen birds. These birds which thronged the Stymphalian Marshes were dispersed or killed by Heracles as his sixth Labour. Those that escaped flew to the island of Aretius where they later harassed the Argonauts. They were described as being part crane, part eagle, part stork, and having feathers like arrows. Occasionally known as Stymphalian birds, Stumphalides, Stumphalides, Stymphalian Birds, Stymphalides or Stymphalides.

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