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Definitions

  1. Scylla is a horribly grotesque sea monster, with six long necks equipped with grisly heads, each of which contained three rows of sharp teeth.
  2. Scylla is one of the two sea monsters in Greek mythology (the other being Charybdis) which lives on one side of a narrow channel of water.
  3. Scylla - A sea monster with six heads whom Odysseus and his crew must pass during their voyage. (Web site)
  4. Scylla is a six-headed cave creature known for devouring sailors and nearby Scylla is Charybdis, a formidable whirlpool that sinks ships. (Web site)
  5. Scylla was a nymph, daughter of Phorcys.

Strait

  1. The dogs attacked and devoured anyone who came near, beyond her ability to control, and Scylla fled to the shore of the strait to live there alone.
  2. Scylla fled to the shore of the strait to live there alone in misery.
  3. When Scylla waded into the water, six dogs' heads emerged from her torso, devouring anyone who came near her, beyond her control.
  4. On the other side of the strait was Scylla, another sea-monster.
  5. When Minos attacked Megara, Scylla fell madly in love with him.

Where Scylla

  1. She was one of the children of Phorcys and either Hecate, Crataeis, Lamia or Ceto (where Scylla would also be known as one of the Phorcydes).
  2. She prepared a vial of very powerful poison and poured it in the pool where Scylla bathed.
  3. Then she passed through the crowd of gambolling beasts, the victims of her art, and proceeded to the coast of Sicily, where Scylla lived.

Charybdis

  1. Scylla remained where she was, and, at the first opportunity, in her hatred of Circe, robbed Ulysses of his companions.
  2. In Homer 's Odyssey, Odysseus is given advice by Circe to sail closer to Scylla, for Charybdis could drown his whole ship.
  3. According to Homer there were two Sirens on an island in the western sea between Aeaea and the rocks of Scylla.
  4. Unlike Scylla and Charybdis, the island of Thrinacia poses no immediate threat to Odysseus or his men. (Web site)
  5. Returning to Circe, then sailing on, they avoided the Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, although with the loss of some crew to reach Thrinacia. (Web site)

Six Men

  1. The advice was to sail close to Scylla and lose six men but not to fight, lest he lose more men.
  2. In The Odyssey, Odysseus manages to avoid Charybdis, but loses six men to Scylla. (Web site)
  3. In the Odyssey, Odysseus lost six of his men to Scylla, the first time his ship passed through the strait. (Web site)

King Nisus

  1. Minos killed Scylla for disobeying her father.
  2. She was married to King Nisus 1 of Megara, and should be the mother of his daughters: Scylla 2, Iphinoe 3, Eurynome 6.
  3. Bk XIV:1-74. Scylla is surrounded by jaws, like Cerberus-s, below the waist.
  4. In days of peace, Scylla, the daughter of King Nisus, often used to climb up there, and make the stones ring using small pebbles. (Web site)
  5. Book 8 Scylla decides to betray her city of Megara Now Lucifer dispelling night, and unveiling shining day, the east wind dropped, and rain clouds gathered. (Web site)

Six Heads

  1. However, on the other side of the strait was a monster called Scylla, daughter of Crataeis with six heads who would seize and eat six men.
  2. Scylla, a female monster with twelve feet and six heads, each with pointed teeth, barked like a dog from the rocks on the Italian side. (Web site)
  3. Scylla had six heads, and around her waist is a ring of barking dogs.

Odysseus

  1. Odysseus then successfully navigates his ship past Scylla and Charybdis, but Scylla manages to catch six of his men, devouring them alive.
  2. Odysseus was swept past Scylla and Charybdis whom he luckily escaped and was washed up on Calypso's island.
  3. Odysseus tells of their return to Aiaia to bury Elpenor and of Circe's warning of the dangers to come: the Sirens, Scylla, Charybdis, and Helios's cattle. (Web site)
  4. Seas between," reconstructs the spatial imagery of Scylla and Charybdis right as Bloom passes between Dedalus and Mulligan. (Web site)
  5. This parable is a prelude to Stephen's extensive, though somewhat na-ve philosophizing in "Scylla and Charybdis," which takes place in the National Library. (Web site)

Love

  1. His daughter, Scylla, fell in love with Minos and proved it by cutting the red hair off her father's head.
  2. She went and poisoned the water which Scylla used to bathe with her magical herbs.
  3. Scylla came as usual and plunged into the water up to her waist.
  4. Scylla comes, wading waist deep into the pool, only to find the water around her groin erupt with yelping monsters. (Web site)
  5. Scylla's magic lock of hair protected him until his daughter betrayed him out of love for Minos. (Web site)

Beautiful Nymph

  1. As retold by Thomas Bulfinch, Scylla was originally a beautiful nymph.
  2. His one lover, the beautiful nymph Scylla, was turned into a hideous monster by Amphitrite. (Web site)

Circe

  1. He went to the sorceress Circe to ask for a love potion to melt Scylla's heart. (Web site)
  2. Scylla has the face and torso of a woman, but from her flanks grow six long necks equipped with dog heads, each of which contained three rows of sharp teeth.
  3. Scylla has the face and torso of a woman, but from her flanks grow six dog heads and her body below that sprouts twelve canine legs and a fish's tail. (Web site)
  4. Bk XIV:1-74. She refuses him a love potion to make Scylla love him, and instead transforms Scylla into a monster. (Web site)
  5. Scylla, originally a beautiful maiden loved by a sea god, had been transformed into a monster by her jealous rival, the sorceress Circe.

Monster

  1. In Greek mythology, Scylla, or Skylla ( Greek ------------) was a name shared by two characters, a female sea monster and a princess.
  2. One is the so-called Scylla of a Cretan seal impression depicting a man in a boat who seems to fight with a marine monster rising up from the sea. (Web site)

Rock

  1. Scylla probably was a partially submerged rock that ships foundered on. (Web site)
  2. With me, the rocks of Scylla you have tried; Th' inhuman Cyclops and his den defied. (Web site)

Messina

  1. Or, to pass between the dangerous Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis, conventionally identified with the Strait of Messina. (Web site)
  2. She lived in a cave at one side of the Strait of Messina, opposite the monster Scylla, the two of them forming a dangerous threat to passing ships. (Web site)

Phrase

  1. Scylla and Charybdis are believed to have been the entities from which the phrase, "Between a rock and a hard place" (ie: a difficult place) originated.

Sailors

  1. Scylla: Female monster inhabiting rock opposite Charybdis; menaced passing sailors. (Web site)
  2. Like the seas between Scylla and Charybdis, this chapter is difficult to navigate. (Web site)
  3. With this newly acquired knowledge, he steered them past the perils of the Sirens and of Scylla and Charybdis. (Web site)
  4. The difficult lose-lose situation of Scylla and Charybdis is expressed in Stephen's thoughts on exile as opposed to remaining in Ireland. (Web site)
  5. Scylla lived on the rocks on the Italian side of the Strait of Messina, where she seized sailors from passing ships and devoured them. (Web site)

Glaucus

  1. Circe was furiously angry, but with Scylla and not with Glaucus.
  2. When Glaucus declared his love to Scylla she fled, taking him for a monster.
  3. Glaucus rejected her request, declaring that his love for Scylla was eternal.
  4. Endymion fulfils this prophecy, and aids in restoring Glaucus to youth, and Scylla and all the drowned lovers to life.
  5. Scylla threw herself into the sea in despair.

Instead

  1. Athena warns Ulysses to head instead for Scylla and Charybdis. (Web site)
  2. Jason chose to brave the Planctae instead of Scylla and Charybdis.

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