Mythology & Beliefs: Charybdis
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Charybdis was a female monster; personification of whirlpool.
Charybdis in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
[SCYLLA.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and
mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Charybdis in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, Charybdis or Kharybdis (pronounced /kə
ˈrɪbdɨs/; in Greek, Χάρυβδις) was a sea monster, once a
beautiful naiad and the daughter of Poseidon and Gaia. She
takes form as a huge bladder of a creature whose face was all
mouth and whose arms and legs were flippers and who swallows
huge amounts of water three times a day before belching them
back out again, creating whirlpools. In some variations of the
tale, Charybdis is just a large whirlpool rather than a sea
monster. Charybdis was very loyal to her father in his endless
feud with Zeus; it was she who rode the hungry tides after
Poseidon had stirred up a storm, and led them onto the
beaches, gobbling up whole villages, submerging fields,
drowning forests, claiming them for the sea. She won so much
land for her father's kingdom that Zeus became enraged and
changed her into a monster...
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