Scylla

In Greek mythology, Scylla ( /ˈsɪlə/ SIL; Greek: Σκύλλα, Skylla) 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.

Traditionally the strait has been associated with the Strait of Messina between Italy and Sicily. The idiom 'between Scylla and Charybdis' has come to mean being between two dangers, choosing either of which brings harm.

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Between Scylla And Charybdis - Cultural and Popular References
... At a time when a Classical education was common, the myth of Scylla and Charybdis was often used in political cartoons ... In James Gillray's Britannia between Scylla and Charybdis (3 June 1793), 'William Pitt helms the ship Constitution, containing an alarmed Britannia ... of the state is driven between the Scylla and Charybdis of anarchy and despotism." A later Punch caricature by John Tenniel, dated 10 October 1863, pictures the Prime Minister Lord Palmerston ...
Scylla - Paintings
... wall painting depicts, among other things, Odysseus' fight with Scylla, an illustration not noted elsewhere in medieval arts ... and after, it was the story of Glaucus and Scylla that caught the imagination of painters across Europe ... Two cupids can also be seen fluttering around the fleeing Scylla in the late painting of the scene by J.M.W ...
Lamiae
... Hera, to kill all of Lamia's children (except for Scylla, who is herself cursed) and transform her into a monster that hunts and devours the children of others ... the self-same hour? Stesichorus identifies Lamia as a daughter of Poseidon and as the mother of Scylla by Phorcys ... be a conflation of Lamia with the sea goddess Ceto, traditionally Phorcys's wife and mother of Scylla ...
Scylla Médici
... Scylla Nogueira Médici (1908–2003) was the wife of Brazilian president Emílio Garrastazu Médici ... As Brazilian first lady, Scylla was absolutely discrete, honest and a complete housewife ... Scylla Médici died of natural causes, in a public hospital, aged 95 ...
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Famous quotes containing the word scylla:

    This is what the Church is said to want, not party men, but sensible, temperate, sober, well-judging persons, to guide it through the channel of no-meaning, between the Scylla and Charybdis of Aye and no.
    Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801–1890)

    This is what the Church is said to want, not party men, but sensible, temperate, sober, well-judging persons, to guide it through the channel of no-meaning, between the Scylla and Charybdis of Aye and No.
    Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801–1890)

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