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Scylla and Charybdis - Scylla was a horrible six-headed monster who lived on a rock on one side of a narrow strait. And on the other side was whirlpool called Charybdis. Stuck in a situation where you face two dangers on either side of you, and moving away from one danger would be moving closer to the other.

Scylla and Charybdis - Scylla was a horrible six-headed monster who lived on a rock on one side of a narrow strait. And on the other side was whirlpool called Charybdis. Stuck in a situation where you face two dangers on either side of you, and moving away from one danger would be moving closer to the other.

Sphinx - a winged monster of Thebes, having a woman's head and a lion's body. It propounded a riddle about the three ages of man, killing those who failed to solve it, until Oedipus was successful, whereupon the Sphinx committed suicide.

Sphinx - a winged monster of Thebes, having a woman's head and a lion's body. It propounded a riddle about the three ages of man, killing those who failed to solve it, until Oedipus was successful, whereupon the Sphinx committed suicide.

Valkyrie - In Norse mythology, a Valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans or horses.Also described as warrior Angel who took those fallen in battle to sit beside Odin in Valhalla.

Valkyrie - In Norse mythology, a Valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans or horses.Also described as warrior Angel who took those fallen in battle to sit beside Odin in Valhalla.

Typhon - grisly monster with a hundred dragons' heads who was conquered and cast into the underworld by Zeus.It was so fearsome, that even the Olympian gods themselves all fled from him in terror after first seeing him, except for Zeus.

Typhon - grisly monster with a hundred dragons' heads who was conquered and cast into the underworld by Zeus.It was so fearsome, that even the Olympian gods themselves all fled from him in terror after first seeing him, except for Zeus.

Megaera is one of the Furies of Greek mythology. Her name means "the jealous one", or the one who holds a grudge.

Megaera is one of the Furies of Greek mythology. Her name means "the jealous one", or the one who holds a grudge.

Hekatonkheires were children of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (sky). They were thus part of the very beginning of things in the submerged prehistory of Greek myth, though they played no known part in cult. Their names were Briareus the Vigorous, also called Aegaeon, the "sea goat", Cottus the Striker or the Furious, and Gyges the Big-Limbed. If some natural phenomena are symbolised by the Hekatoncheires then they may represent the gigantic forces of nature that appear in earthquakes and other…

Hekatonkheires were children of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (sky). They were thus part of the very beginning of things in the submerged prehistory of Greek myth, though they played no known part in cult. Their names were Briareus the Vigorous, also called Aegaeon, the "sea goat", Cottus the Striker or the Furious, and Gyges the Big-Limbed. If some natural phenomena are symbolised by the Hekatoncheires then they may represent the gigantic forces of nature that appear in earthquakes and other…

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