Skylla/Scylla was a monstrous sea goddess who haunted the rocks of certain narrow striat opposite the whirlpool daemon Kharybdis. Ships that would sail to close to the rocks would lose six of their sailors to her devious, darting heads.Skylla is a creature with twelve dangling feet, six long necks and horrifying heads with three rows of sharp teeth. Her vioce is liked by yelping dogs. In classical art, she is described as a fish-tailed sea-goddess with a bunch of canine fore-parts surrounding her waist.

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