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Triton, herald of the sea gods, with conch | Greek vase, Paestan red figure calyx krater

Charybdis is a whirlpool, one of two monsters inhabiting a narrow straight that Odysseus and his men must pass through. Circe advises Odysseus not to go near Charybdis.

Odysseus the Sirens | Athenian red figure stamnos C5th B.C. | British Museum, London

Medieval Sea Monsters, what is this mix match of creatures.

Kraken The colossal octopus: a drawing by malacologist Pierre Dénys de Montfort (1801) (based on descriptions by French sailors). Mythology Norse Grouping Legendary creature Sub-grouping Sea monster Country Greenland Habitat Greenland Sea Length 50 m

Herakles and the Ketos, ca 530-520 B.P., Caeratan Black Figure. "Herakles battles the sea monster (ketos) of Troy with a fish-hook. The monster is shown as a shark-like beast with a spiny back and undulating tail. Various other sea creatures surround it: a seal, two dolphins and an octopus.""A sound of thunder shakes the maw circled with a triple row of fangs, as its tail reaches backward over the sea it has covered, and the proud neck sweeps the streaming coils onward." - Valerius Flaccus 2.450

Deruta, Italy (made) 1475-1500 The Victoria and Albert Museum

Hyacinthus riding a swan | Greek vase, Athenian red figure kylix