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Scylla by GENZOMAN Scylla by GENZOMAN
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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gordhanx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
OOOH great design! Love the details, colouring, shading, lighting, pose, background and water.
ProjectAnimation Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, this is stunning! 
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Gorgeous, as allways!
ninjanoto Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
draw Charybdis
yarizui Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
helll yaaaa!
MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
is the woman sitting on top or is she part of it?
Seraph77777 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
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.
flyingdrake Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
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
Seraph77777 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thanks for the info. I really enjoy myths and is always interesting learning new things about them. 
lolabunny613 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is how I picture her!! she's one of my favorites too Clap 
poor Scylla Sad dummy 
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