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Nemesis (Invidia) - Winged Wonders

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Winged Wonders

This group just loves to soar the friendly skies. You can catch them winging their way from class to class, and after school, their feet barely touch the ground. Nemesis isn't exactly the most popular member of this clique. The rest of the gang thinks she's kind of a downer because she's so serious all the time. Someone needs a major dose of Shmoop.

The Erinyes (the Furies)

When a crime needs punishing, the Erinyes—who might even be Nemesis's sisters—flap their wings and get on the case in two shakes of their own tail feathers. Like sister, like sister.


These sexy ladies are often confused with mermaids, but they're actually half bird instead of fish. The Sirens are most famous for their gorgeous, mesmerizing songs. We don't recommend downloading any of their tracks anytime soon, though. Their songs may have been beautiful, but they also hypnotized sailors, luring them to their deaths on jagged rocks. Yikes.


The Harpies are kind of like the Sirens' disgusting cousins. These bird ladies have disgusting warty faces, matted hair, and dirty stinking feathers. Their favorite thing to do is snatch food off of people's tables and then poop on the leftover crumbs. We are absolutely not making this up.

Eros (Cupid) 

Come Valentine's Day, you see this little winged guy everywhere. Eros, the Greek god of desire, was the son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. He spends most of his time fluttering around and causing trouble with his love-inducing golden arrows.


However you pronounce this, Hraesvelg is an eagle from Norse mythology who hangs out on ice mountains and flaps his wings to send super cold winds. Don't mess with him.


Ashur was an Assyrian god of war, who had four wings and the head of an eagle. He started out as a puny god of the city of Assur, but gained in popularity until he became one of the big deal gods. So, yeah, his OkCupid gets mad hits.


This Indian deity was a god of the sun and had the head and claws of an eagle. The main thing to know about him is that he hated snakes. Like, hated them.

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