Apr 22, 2014

S is for Scylla #mythology #atozchallenge


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Unknown Greek Myth #19: Scylla

Scylla was the vicious sea monster who devoured several traveling companions of the hero Odysseus. Her dwelling place was a cave alongside Charybdis (a dangerous sea monster/whirlpool) in the straits of Messina. Together, they were a force to be reckoned with and Odysseus barely escaped with his life.

In another story, Scylla was a princess who betrayed her father for the love of King Minos of Crete, who in turn, scorned her and turned her into a "hood ornament" for his ship. I hate to say it, but she got what she deserved. Blood over water, baby. Always.

Happy S to Z!



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2 comments:

  1. A hood ornament ? That's quite the fate. o.O

    ~Patricia Lynne~
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    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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  2. Scylla is one of the best parts of the Odyssey. My students really loved that part of the Armand Assante movie.

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