Monster of the Sea
Getting to Know Scylla
- Scylla was a monster with six heads, twelve feet, and six dog heads on her legs (Theio.com).
- She was the daughter of Crataeis and Trienus. (Dictionary of Classic Mythology)
- She was slain by Hercules, some stories say that she was brought back to life by Circe. (Dictionary of Classical Mythology)
- Was located in the Strait of Messina across from Charybdis. (Britannica.com).
Rivalry with Circe
At one time in her life, Scylla was a normal human being. This changed when Circe the sorceress became jealous of her and turned her into a sea monster. (Britannica.com)
Role in the Odyssey
- Odysseus and his crew had to sail through Scylla and Charybdis in the Strait of Messina. (Theoi.com)
- Scylla devoured six of Odysseus's companions as they sailed by. (ABC Clio)
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- The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Scylla and Charybdis (Greek Mythology)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.
- Grimal, Pierre. "Scylla." The Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Oxford, England: Blackwell, 1985. 124-25. Print.
- "Scylla." ABC Clio. N.d. ABC Clio. Web.