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Notebook

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

Scylla

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Daughter of Phorcys and Hecate, or of Typhoeus and Echidna, she was a remarkably beautiful woman. Glaucus fell in love with her, but because the latter refused his advances, he appealed to the sorceress Circe who was enamoured of him. Circe prepared a poison and cast it into a spring in which Scylla was bathing. When the nymph fell into the water, her body was changed into a monster possessing six legs with frightening claws, and she acquired six heads of a dog which roared like a lion when it opened its jaws and exposed three rows of terrible fangs. In despair because of her monstrous appearance, Scylla leapt into the sea and settled on the straits of Messene opposite Chrybdis. Scylla devoured six companions of Odysseus. Heracles killed her, but according to the legend saying that her father was Phorcys, Scylla came back to life thanks to his magical powers. [p. 87]

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




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