Harpies are winged women with bird-like talons, they are known for their viciousness and their appetite for human flesh. Many of them reside on Harpy Island, off the coast of Serenia. When they had captured Graham and Cedric the Owl, Graham charmed them with his magical harp. The harpies began to fight over the harp, forgetting their captives entirely.
Harpies appear in King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder. They are based on creatures from Greek myth, originally treated as wind-spirits in myths as well as Homer's Odyssey. Later, in the stories of Jason and the Argonauts, they took on a more fearsome appearance and role.