The Harpies are the Quaternary Antagonists of Jason and the Argonauts. They are flying creatures sent by Zeus to torment Phineas the Blind Man. On one occasion after stealing Phineas' food, Jason and the Argonauts came across the Harpies, scaring them off. Phineas, who had be ordered by the Gods to tell Jason whatever he wanted to know, made a deal with Jason that if he freed him of the Harpies, he would tell him whatever he wanted. Jason agreed and that night, they set a trap for the harpies, catching them in a net. Phineas then told Jason what he wanted and the Harpies were imprisoned in a cage, forced to eat the Scraps of food that Phineas ate.