By: Braedyn Brewer
She was a beautiful maiden that was transformed into a monster. She was described by having six dog heads on long necks, she also had 12 feet of dogs. Scylla lived in a cave on a seaside mountain. Next to her cave was a phenomenal whirlpool called Charybdis.
Scylla and Charybdis
Scylla and Charybdis were very dangerous and it was very hard for voyagers to avoid them, so they had to avoid one or the other they would choose the one that would cause less harm to them. If they went to the side of Charybdis they would lose many men from the whirlpool but Scylla is a monster that would attack them and cause a lot of harm too. It would have been a very tough decision to make to either face Scylla or Charybdis.
Here is a picture of Scylla as you can see the long necks with the head of dogs.
This is Charybdis the whirlpool across from Scylla so the sailors have to go near which one they think is the one that will allow the least amount of deaths.
Here is a painting of Scylla
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