Friday, 27 February 2015

Scylla



Scylla and Glaucus......
                                                                   In Greek mythology, Scylla  was described as the beautiful daughter of the river god Crataeis.  Glaucus, sea god,born mortal and turned immortal upon eating a magical herb. He became half man and half fish, with long strands of seaweed for hair. Glaucus fell in love with the beautiful Scylla and wanted her for his wife, but but she was frightened of his appearance and rejected him.  Glaucus went to sorceress Circe and asked for a spell to make Scylla love him, but Circe fell in love with him instead.
                                       
Circe poisoning the pool where Scylla bath....
       Circe tried to win Glaucus heart with her most passionate and loving words, telling him to scorn Scylla and stay with her. But he replied that trees would grow on the ocean floor and seaweed would grow on the highest mountain before he would stop loving Scylla. In her anger, Circe poisoned the pool where Scylla bathed, transforming her into a terrible monster with twelve feet and six heads. Scylla fled to a cave on top of a dangerous cliff and attacked any sailors that came within her reach.
Scylla....attacking the sailors....

                          In some versions, Scylla was described as the daughter of Triton and Lamia. According to other version,  Scylla was described as one of the monstrous children of Phorcys and Ceto. In one version, Scylla  was described as a beautiful naiad who was claimed by Poseidon, but the jealous Amphitrite turned her into a monster by poisoning the water of the spring where Scylla would bathe.

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