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ANYONE CAN CHANGE THIS PAGE, NOT A GOOD SOURCE!!...These two creatures guard the pass that leads into the Sea of Monsters.The phrase "between Scylla and Charybdis" (or between a rock and a hard place) has come to mean being in a state where one is between two dangers and moving away from one will cause you to be in danger from the other. Scylla was a grotesque sea monster, with six long necks equipped with grisly heads, each of which contained three rows of sharp teeth. Her body consisted of twelve canine legs and a cat's tail. She was one of the children of Phorcys and either Hecate, Crataeis, Lamia or Ceto (where Scylla would also be known as one of the Phorcydes). Some sources, including Stesichorus cite her parents as Triton and Lamia.


Scylla was a beautiful water nymph, but Amphitrite due to jealousy (some myths claim it was the sorceress Circe) changed her into a monster with six heads for she broke the heart of a man. She picks off sailors from ships and eats them. NOTICE: dont believe this page because obviously anyone can change it!! OK


Across from Scylla, Charybdis is located. Charybdis was known for swallowing high quantities of water, and then vomiting the water back out. This would cause whirpools that would drown ships, no matter what size. Some myths claimed she was simply a large whirpool. A later myth claimed that she was actually a daughter of Poseidon and Gaea. This myth also claimed she aided her father against his feud with Zeus, helping him by mainly swallowing up islands and land. Zeus, angry because of the land she stole, turned her into what she is now, and gave her a limitless thirst for the sea. Her constant drainage of the sea was known to cause whirpools.