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Scylla - By Anubish - Blue Scylla-Scylla and Charybdis were mythical sea monsters noted by Homer; later Greek tradition sited them on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian mainland. Scylla was described as a six-headed sea monster on the Italian side of the strait and Charybdis was a whirlpool off the coast of Sicily. They posed an inescapable threat to passing sailors; avoiding Charybdis meant passing too close to Scylla and vice versa.

In Greek mythology, Scylla was a monster that lived on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite its counterpart Charybdis. Scylla was a beautiful naiad who was claimed by Poseidon, but the jealous Amphitrite turned her into a monster by poisoning the water of the spring where Scylla would bathe.

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Once they have passed the Siren's island, Odysseus and his men must navigate the straits between Scylla and Charybdis on their epic journey. Scylla is a six- headed, and twelve-legged monster who, when the ships pass, swallows one sailor for each head. The Scylla ends u eating six of Odysseus' men. This creature has supernatural powers.

Scylla - a monstrous sea goddess who haunted the rocks and lived on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite its counterpart Charybdis (Three - Times)

Scylla- Greek myth: a female monster with the upper body of a beautiful maiden with seven bear like heads lining her waist and her legs are now twelve tentacles. She was turned that way by the evil sea witch Circe because they both loved the same man, Glaucus.