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An image done long time ago, near 2006 or so. I hope you like it :)
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Charybdis or Kharybdis (pron.: /kəˈrɪbdɨs/; Greek: Χάρυβδις) was a sea monster, later rationalised as a whirlpool and considered a shipping hazard in the Strait of Messina.

In Greek mythology, Charybdis (or Kharybdis) was once a beautiful naiad and the daughter of Poseidon and Gaia. She assumes the form of a huge bladder of a creature whose face is all mouth and whose arms and legs are flippers. She swallows a huge amount of water three times a day, before belching it back out again, creating large whirlpools capable of dragging a ship underwater. In some variations of the story, Charybdis is simply a large whirlpool instead of a sea monster. Once a lovely maiden, Charybdis was loyal to her father in his endless feud with Zeus. She rode the hungry tides after Poseidon stirred up a storm, directing them onto beaches, destroying entire villages, submerging fields and drowning forests, claiming all in her path for the sea. She claimed so much land for her father's kingdom that Zeus became enraged and changed her into a monster.

In mythology Charybdis lies on one side of a narrow channel. Opposite her is Scylla, another sea-monster. The sides of the strait are within an arrow shot of each other, and sailors attempting to avoid one of them will come in reach of the other. 'Between Scylla and Charybdis' thus means to having to choose between two dangers, either of which brings harm.

The theoretical size of Charybdis remains unknown, yet in order to consume Greek ships the whirlpool can be estimated to about 75 feet across. Charybdis has been associated with the Strait of Messina, off the coast of Sicily and opposite a rock on the mainland identified with Scylla. Were Charybdis to be located in the Strait of Messina it would in fact have the size to accommodate the whirlpool. A whirlpool does exist there, caused by currents meeting, but it is seldom dangerous.

Throughout the poem, Odysseus is hindered by the efforts of Poseidon and the sea monsters throughout the ocean. Odysseus faced both Charybdis and Scylla in Homer's Odyssey while rowing through a narrow channel. He ordered his men to avoid Charybdis thus forcing them to pass near Scylla, which resulted in the death of six of his men.

Later, stranded on a raft, Odysseus was swept back through the strait to face Scylla and Charybdis once more. This time, Odysseus passed near Charybdis. His raft was sucked into Charybdis' maw, but he survived by clinging to a fig tree growing on a rock over her lair. On the next outflow of water, his raft was expelled. Odysseus recovered it and paddled away safely.
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:iconienzo628:
ienzo628 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's scary!
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HydraHYD Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
can you draw scylla?
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Yup, is on the gallery :)
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:iconhydrahyd:
HydraHYD Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!
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DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Wow! Real monstrosity.  
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fainisyo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Epiiiic!
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It official ! We found the Leviathan's sister.
Anyway, cool drawing.
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rachie-smith1212 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I <3! Charbdis is amazing :)
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:icondiochi:
diochi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so much awsomeness to be found here
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DeLissio9 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
safe to say your battleship has definitely been sunk......
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NinShroom Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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KY-OutlawSwordsman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that is Beautiful.
I remembered after I saw your Scylia artwork and said I'd rather sail closer towards Charybdis than Scylia. I think I just changed my mind. 
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FarmBoy4218 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!!
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:iconzyndarius:
Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work.
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:iconphantomhourglass:
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Cool leviathan
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:iconthenerdytimes:
TheNerdytimes Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
*Charybdis
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Awesome work here
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:iconlhu-lhu:
Lhu-Lhu Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Just amazing!!!
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:iconjoshawafrost:
JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hell yes!!!
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:iconshidyk:
Shidyk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool. :D
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:iconramgar21:
ramgar21 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
AWESOME!!!!!!
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mry1996 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
damm
ABANDON SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondrevtham:
DREVTHAM Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
AWESOME!!!
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VonEyEzine Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is different
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pilsen85 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Me recuerda a una visión de Leviathan o Dagon...
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Fire-Link Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Awesome work. WHat's up?
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:iconlorddivinity:
LordDivinity Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
My gawd thats amazing
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:iconsoul33s:
Soul33s Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Response to the Percy Jackson trailer or simple coincidence. I like it though, kinda looks like Rayquaza
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:iconanakure:
anakure Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! 0_o Caribdis: The mouth of the ocean!!!
Have you drawn Escila?
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:iconlordkaan:
LordKaan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Writer
you never cease to amaze me ;)
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:iconark17:
ark17 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very great! But what you can put this in your Myths Gallery Folders?
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3RINFACE Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is breathtaking! You really brought the terror and fear that is Charybdis to life with this-wow.
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:iconsnowy-kun:
Snowy-kun Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Very cool.
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:iconkaze26:
kaze26 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
very awesome
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:icongodzilla898:
godzilla898 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
That is a really cool take on her!
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J03FArr0w Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nom nom
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:icondiskfire:
diskfire Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Holy WOWZERS!
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:icondarkshadow7777:
DarkShadow7777 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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:icontsuki222:
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I ussualy imagine her to be a bit more octopi, but this is an amazing piece and increadible design of her, that's still very true to the myth.
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Slide-Creator Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
aweosme dude!!!
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Iseriad Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesomely done. You need to send this to MTG so they can make it into a new Leviathan.
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:iconleidan:
Leidan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Impressive
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:iconmisshyuuga000:
MissHyuuga000 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
So awesome! *.*
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:iconederlopespereira:
Ederlopespereira Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
fera de mais parabens pelo seus trabalhos
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Oh yes, this is indeed epic, in the traditional rather than just the modern sense of the word.
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ArtFurry Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
this is epic :iconstunplz:
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Holy, epically magnificent! Charybdis is incredible, and the sea is looking stunning! All of the colors, water, ship,lighting, and other details are also spectacular! Exquisitally beautiful work! :iconfantasticplz:
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Eggas Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
the face reminds be abit of the Bahamut from Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children
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:iconstatsmann:
StatsMann Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this, i learn from other artist and this taught me alot on how to make glossy/wet like textures, so thank you.. and awesome art!
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DarkerEve Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Awesome.
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