"Swift-flier." One of the three Harpies, and the fastest among them. She is a daughter of Thaumas and Electra.

The name comes from ὠκὺς, "swift," and πέτομαι, "I fly," and is therefore the one who flies swiftly. Other forms are Ocythoe ("swift-runner") and Ocypode ("swift-footed").



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  • Hesiod. Theogony, 267.
  • Hyginus. Fabulae, 14.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses vii, 1 ff.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 2.6, 9.21.