MATH 017 Monsters S

Skye Research

SCYLLA a Greek monster. A concoction of wild imaginings, with four lidless eyes, twelve tentacle-legs, six necks, the tail of a cat and a collection of dog-heads around her waist. She lived at the edge of a strait, beside the whirlpool of Charybdis. She lived under a dangerous rock at one side of the Strait of Messia opposite of Charybdis. She was a nymph, and the daughter of Phorcys. She was poisoned by Circe who out of jealousy about Glaucus the sea-god who loved Scylla. Circe poured a volatile poison in the water in which Scylla swam. She became a monster with twelve feet, six heads, each with three rows of teeth. The lower half of her body became dogs, who barked continuously. She destroyed any ships or sailors who came within her reach when she was enraged.

SELKIE an Irish, Icelandic, Faroese, and Scottish monster. Powerful beings that appear…

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