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In Greek mythology, Podarge ("fleet-foot") referred to several different beings. Greek mythology comprises the collected legends of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ...

  • One of the Harpies is named Podarge.
  • The rainbow/messenger goddess Iris (sister of the Harpies) is sometimes also referred to as Podarge.
  • Podarge was Priam's birth name. He changed it after buying his life from Heracles with a golden veil embroidered by his sister, Hesione. Priam means "ransomed".

 
 

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