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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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