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Names of individuals in collective entities

What are the names of the Seven Dwarves or of the Harpies ? Here is my personal list of the names of individuals in collective entities – other lists are more comprehensive, and books are available with more comprehensive information, as well. Please inform me of errors that I have made or of additions that you would like to make via email.

Castaways, Gilligan's Island – [Willy] Gilligan (Bob Denver), Skipper Jonas Grumby (Alan Hale, Jr), Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus), Lovey Wentworth Howell (Natalie Schafer), Ginger Grant (Tina Louise), Professor Roy Hinkley (Russell Johnson), Mary Ann Summers (Dawn Wells)

Dwarves, Seven – Sleepy, Dopey, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Doc, Bashful

Fates (Moerai) – Lachesis (assigns fate to persons), Clotho (spins thread of life), Atropos (cuts length of life from thread)

Furies (Eumenides) – Alecto (the unresting), Megaera (the jealous), Tisiphone (the avenger)
[N.B., do not refer to them as “Erinyes” (Furies), lest you face the ancient punishment of being made insane. Talk about the Kindly Ones nicely.]

Gorgons – Stheno (the mighty), Euryale (the wide-wandering), Medusa (the cunning)

Graces – Euphrosyne, Aglaia, Thalia

Harpies – Aello, Ocypete, Celeno, Thyella

Horae – Eunomia (order), Dice (justice), Eirene (peace)
[N.B., daughters of Zeus and Themis, they control the weather and growing and are goddesses of the seasons.]

Muses – Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Euterpe (lyric poetry), Thalia (comedy), Melpomene (tragedy), Terpsichore (choral dance/song), Erato (erotic poetry), Polyhymnia (sacred poetry), Urania (astronomy)
[N.B., these nine are daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (memory).]

Reindeer, Santa's – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph

von Trapp, Family – Georg (“the Captain”), Maria, Liesl, Louisa, Friedrich, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, Gretl
[N.B., Baroness Schraeder's first name was Ilsa.]

Winds – Aeolus (keeper of the winds), Boreas (god of the north wind), Eurus (god of the east wind), Notus (god of the south wind), Zephyrus (god of the west wind); Mariah (they call the wind by her name)