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Aello (/ˈəl/; Ancient Greek: Ἀελλώ, Aellō means "storm-swift") in Greek mythology was one of the Harpy sisters who would abduct people and torture them on their way to Tartarus.[1][2] She is also referred to as:

It is claimed she is the mother of Achilles's immortal steeds Balius (Balios) and Xanthus (Xanthos) by Zephyrus, but some sources claim it was really her sister Celaeno.

She is sometimes confused with Aella the Amazon.


  1. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 265
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.2.6
  3. ^ a b Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.9.21
  4. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 14.3
  5. ^ Homer, Iliad 16.148
  6. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae Preface


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