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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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Mawnoos Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! Awesome! Why have I not heard of her?
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gordhanx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
OOOH great design! Love the details, colouring, shading, lighting, pose, background and water.
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ProjectAnimation Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, this is stunning! 
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Gorgeous, as allways!
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ninjanoto Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
draw Charybdis
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yarizui Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
helll yaaaa!
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MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
is the woman sitting on top or is she part of it?
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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.
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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 theoi.com)
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Seraph77777 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thanks for the info. I really enjoy myths and is always interesting learning new things about them. 
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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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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
She never did anything wrong, did she?
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jlcates Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
wonderful work..
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Chocolatonatan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Compadezco a Ulises/Odiseo que tuvo que pasar por el estrecho en que habita
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I always felt sorry for her
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Great. The ferocity of this creature is well displayed. Good you do one of Charybdis as well?
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bloodhaze101 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Artist
strangely arousing........................ I should go to a doctor and get my self checked out -_-
and good stuff
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starlight-lena Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
NICE!
In our latin class we have to translate several storys from Ovid, well, and mine was Glaucus and Scylla.
We have to make a portfolio and I wodner, if I could use your image for the cover?
Of course I would mention you as a source ^^"
Would be very nice!

xoxo, Lena <3

Btw: We won't publish it, it's just for our teachers - in fact, it's an exam over several weeks ._."
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junweise Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Syclla, reminds me of Prison Break :D
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AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful. :)
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Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I thought she was a 6-headed snake monster. Still looks epic, though.
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Just4Fun02 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Artist
My Classics professor used this image in one of presentations regarding Scylla! This is amazing!
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dcblackstar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
hello pretty lady how may i serve you?
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khaclam Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Who is the girl chained to the monster?
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LeingodX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
It's part of the monster :P
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khaclam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
In Age Of Mythology, the monster looks different.
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LeingodX Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Sure thing, this one's based on the Castlevania SOTN one. Mythology is pretty open to interpretation, so it's not strange there are different depictions.
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LordBlaziken Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Writer
... awesomeness...
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Houjou Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is another one of my favorite mythical creatures, you did an awesome job!!
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13violet Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome, she's one of my favorite monsters.
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Bethwuzhere Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I think that this is awesome!
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ThomasAnime Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In my opinion, that is the perfect portrait for Scylla, as it shows her former self as a beautiful woman and also her current form as a terrifying sea monster.
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Syprus666 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely fantastic. Love it
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PerceptorsFembot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
FABULOUS portrayal of the mythological beast, you captured its essence beautifully. :heart:
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Alejandro-Delgado Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
why 7 dog heads?
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PerceptorsFembot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
:shrug: Its what she was described as in myth and lore
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, great job on the details.
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Gunslinger-of-Hearts Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my Arceus I LOVE THIS! :)
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LordBlaziken Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Writer
HAHA! I get the reference. I said that exact phrase once in class and everyone looked at me like, "dafuq?" It was awesome though, because one other guy got it and he thought it was hilarious. Good times, good times.
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Gunslinger-of-Hearts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Amen Bro! :D
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IdleTeen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Scylla was actually once a beautiful maiden who was turned into a hideous monster in an act of jealousy by the witch Circe.
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DyingMan75 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How creepy!But I like it!
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kitsunestudios-182 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sin duda eres un jenio!!!
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Lolatdisaster Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
That's one crazy vagina.
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xaouqinz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Ooohhh I love it! Although I'm not sure I'd mind too much being devoured by this Scylla...XD
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bhut Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Cool picture! I'm impressed! But why's she beckoning, and who was able to chain this monster to whatever rock?
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destroyingtheearth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
^_^
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masonday Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Me-n-d-122-lozenges Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Cool!
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DrLeoLivel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Always pictured Scylla to be a little more snake like....anyway great work!.....Love Greek Mythology..... And after viewing your gallery, I have to say you are kick-butt at drawing some Greek Mythology!.....and everything else....
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