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Scylla

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One of my favorite monsters... i like a lot this one when i read stories about her and his sister caribdis. was my favorite monster on castlevania SOTN together with Legion.

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In Greek mythology, Scylla (pronounced /ˈsɪlə/, sil-uh; Greek: Σκύλλα, Skulla) was a monster that lived on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite its counterpart Charybdis. The two sides of the strait were within an arrow's range of each other—so close that sailors attempting to avoid Charybdis would pass too close to Scylla and vice versa.

Scylla was a horrible sea monster with four eyes, six long necks equipped with grisly heads, each of which contained three rows of sharp teeth. Her body consisted of twelve tentacle-like legs and a cat's tail and with four to six dog-heads ringing her waist. She was one of the children of Phorcys and either Hecate, Crataeis, Lamia or Ceto (all of whom may be various names for the same goddess[citation needed]). Some sources, including Stesichorus, cite her parents as Triton and Lamia.

Traditionally the strait has been associated with the Strait of Messina between Italy and Sicily, but more recently this theory has been challenged, and the alternative location of Cape Skilla in northwest Greece has been suggested by Tim Severin.

The phrase "between Scylla and Charybdis" (popularly reworded "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.
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Ex-combustis's avatar
SCYLLAS uppper body of a woman is hot as fire
Cerberusx32's avatar
Saw this, while scrolling and had to save it.
pookiesaurus4's avatar
Scylla: How dare you call me a man!
pookiesaurus4's avatar
You mean HER sister
Minotaur5555's avatar
The theory is being challenged?? What? Of course, Anglo's want to take everything away from Italian culture and history and continually spit on us.. wow what a surprise!! Her name is Scylla as in Sicilia, the indigenous peoples on the Island were called Sicels.. There is no challenging anything.. Sad Italians are the most disrespected, hated ethnic group.. Challenged, anything to destroy Italian pride and history.. of course.. so sick of this shit.. 
pookiesaurus4's avatar
Where did they get the tentacles? Is she a sea witch?
pookiesaurus4's avatar
Where did the tentacle come from in the first place?
Dezharn's avatar
Awesome work dude... Can I use your image for a Web Page about mitology that i am doing? I would cite all your work in the credits and link back in the description, that's for sure!!
Laboi's avatar
Love your scylla its so pretty and professional. I also did a Scylla though mine has more of an anglerfish concept
Mawnoos's avatar
Oh wow! Awesome! Why have I not heard of her?
gordhanx's avatar
OOOH great design! Love the details, colouring, shading, lighting, pose, background and water.
ProjectAnimation's avatar
Wow, this is stunning! 
Tsuki222's avatar
Gorgeous, as allways!
ninjanoto's avatar
draw Charybdis
yarizui's avatar
helll yaaaa!
MRWHITE81's avatar
is the woman sitting on top or is she part of it?
Seraph77777's avatar
In Greek mythology it mentions that the upper part of Scylla was a nymph but her lower half was cursed by witchcraft of Circe due to her betrayal her father, King Nisus of Megara, out of love for Minos, king of Crete. Other legends mentions that that Circe was jealous of Scylla beauty and some myths mentions that Circe was in love with someone (probably Minos) but his eyes were on Scylla and out of Jealousy, Circe then tries to poison the water Scylla goes to but due to Scylla being a nymph the poison affected her differently and when she went into the pool of water the poison transformed the lower part of her into what you see in the picture.
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Glaucus was who Circe was in love with. Glaucus wanted love herbs from Circe (a witch), because he and Scylla had been attracted to each other but Glaucus's body changed into one with fishy elements and Scylla became unsure.  Circe got a crush on Glaucus who spurned her, professing love for Scylla. Circe cursed Scylla.  (source theoi.com)
Seraph77777's avatar
Thanks for the info. I really enjoy myths and is always interesting learning new things about them. 
lolabunny613's avatar
This is how I picture her!! she's one of my favorites too Clap 
poor Scylla Sad dummy 
GuesssWho9's avatar
She never did anything wrong, did she?
jlcates's avatar
wonderful work..
Chocolatonatan's avatar
Compadezco a Ulises/Odiseo que tuvo que pasar por el estrecho en que habita
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