Scylla

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From Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skulla).

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Scylla

  1. A dangerous rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirlpool Charybdis on the coast of Sicily. The passage between Scylla and Charybdis was formerly considered perilous; hence, the saying between Scylla and Charybdis signifies a great peril on either hand.
  2. (Greek mythology) A personification of the above rock as a ravenous monster.

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Last modified on 6 October 2013, at 20:02