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Charybdis

by Micha F. Lindemans
Charybdis was once a nymph-daughter of Poseidon and Gaia who flooded lands for her father's underwater kingdom until Zeus turned her into a monster and have her suck in and out water three times an day. She lived in a cave at one side of the Strait of Messina, opposite the monster Scylla, the two of them forming a dangerous threat to passing ships.

Article details:

  • Pronunciation:
    kar-ib'-dis
  • Etymology:
    Sucker down

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