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Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Supernatural Beings - Arachne - Argus - Centaurs - Calydonian Boar - Cerberus - Charon - Charybdis - Chimaera - Cyclopes - Echidna - Giants - Golden Fleece - Graiae - Hydra of Lerna - Grypes - Hypnos - Pallas - Pegasus - Scylla - Sirens - Sphinx - Stymphalian Birds - Talos - Typhon

Charybdis

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Daughter of Poseidon and Gaea, she had a voracious appetite. Charybdis once devoured some animals from the herds of Heracles, so Zeus struck her with a thunderbolt and cast her into the sea. There she swallowed huge quantities of water three times a day and vomited forth the same. Charybdis was at a distance of a bowshot from Scylla, and sailors attempting to escape Scylla would fall into her clutches. The rock on which she stood was slightly higher than that of Scylla, and a large fig tree spread it branches round the base. It was to this tree that Odysseus clung in making his escape. Charybdis was the personification of the dangerous waters that lie in wait for those who journey across the seas. [p.84]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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