I recently re-found this book in a box in my studio, it's by Borges, it's a series of descriptions of fantastical hybrids and creaturely inventions from the imagination. It is amazing. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants their minds stretched and tickled while trying to envision these beasts. All of my dearest ether companions are sure to appreciate it.
USB, if you are reading this, it has Uncle Stinky's name written in the front. I think I must have gotten this book from the basement of US's mother, in other words, Bubbles, the Orange Jew.
Here is a quote from the section on Harpies:
"Harpies are winged divinities who wear long loose hair and are swifter than the birds and the winds...they are vultures with a woman's face, sharp, curved claws and filthy underparts, and are weak with a hunger they cannot appease. They swoop down from the mountains and plunder tables laid for feasts. They are invulnerable and emit an infectious smell; they gorge on all they see, screeching the whole while and fouling everything with excrement."
Right on, Harpies, keep at it you smelly foulers!!!