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The harpies (i.e. snatchers) in Greek mythology are creatures like vultures as to their bodies, but with the faces of women, and armed with sharp claws.
The fact that the Lycaonians were similar with the Greek mythology is consistent with either supposition.
“The Priest of Pan,” not to be confused with the different poem “Pan” also included in this edition, shows the influence on the young Yeats of Elizabethan and Romantic Hellenizing, In Greek mythology Pan is the god of flocks and shepherds, and hence sometimes of nature in general.
In Greek mythology the invention and use of perfumes is attributed to the immortals, and, according to fables, men derived their knowledge of them from the indiscretion of Æone, one of the nymphs of Venus.
She was part of a small team of young women who scoured thesauruses and atlases and encyclopedias of Greek mythology for obscure names that would bait people into buying things.