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Scylla

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Scylla is a big crazy sea monster. She's most famous for munching on some of Odysseus' crew when the hero cruised through the narrow strait where she makes her home. The giant whirlpool Charybdis is on the other side of the strait, so losing a few men to Scylla was the lesser of two evils. There are a lot of different opinions out there about what exactly Scylla looks like. Most say she has the upper body of a woman with a fishy tail and a ring of snarling dogs sprouting from her waist. Others say that she has six snake-like heads growing from her, too. Either way, not great. In later mythology, it's said that she was once a beautiful sea nymph and was turned into the hideous man-eating monster by the sea witch, Circe. Moral of the story: stay the Hades away from Circe.

Basic Information

Name

Scylla

Nickname

Skylla, Godzilla Girl

Sex

Female

Current city

A narrow strait somewhere in the Mediterranean

Work & Education

Occupation

Sea Monster

Education

Ceto's School of Sea Monstery

Beliefs

Political views

Protect our oceans!

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Phorcys (Dad)
Ceto (Mom)

Siblings

Ekhidna
Ladon
Medusa and the Gorgons
The Graiai

Children

I'd only eat them.

Friends

Charybdis (The whirlpool demon who lives across the strait from me. I really just don't have anybody else to talk to.)

Enemies

Circe (Who turned me into this awful creature.)

Relationships

Relationship status

Extremely single

Interested in

I mean, does it matter? Who's going to go out with me?

Favorites

TV Shows

True Blood 
The Blue Planet 
Snorks 

Quotations

"I think you have to know who you are. Get to know the monster that lives in your soul, dive deep into your soul and explore it."
– Tori Amos

"It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought! Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves."
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans"
– Khalil Gibran

"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean."
– Arthur C. Clarke

Books

Moby Dick by Herman Melville (Captain Ahab: the guy you love to hate.) 
Wicked, the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (I wish the giant squid had eaten them.) 
The Tempest by William Shakespeare 
The Odyssey by Homer (Even though Homer makes me out to be some kind of monster, I do love the attention.)
"Diving Into the Wreck" by Adrienne Rich 
Grendel by John Gardner 
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 

Music

On the Sea by Beach House 
Bad Reputation by Joan Jett 
Crazy For You by Best Coast 
Drift Dive by the Antlers 
Wide Awake by Katy Perry 
What the Water Gave Me by Florence and the Machine 
Oh Love by Green Day 
Dragula by Rob Zombie (For when I'm feeling monstrous.) 

Movies

Creature From the Black Lagoon (I know it's the sea monster part of me, but I think he's sexy.) 
The Abyss 
Monsters Inc. 
Titanic (Otherwise known as the all-you-can-eat buffet.) 
Bridesmaids 
The Little Mermaid 
Whale Rider 
Jaws 

Activities & Interests

Likes

Sailors (for dinner)
Scuba divers (for dinner)
Kite boarders (for dinner)
Surfers (for dinner)
Boogie boarders (for... well, you get the point)

Interests

Cryptozoology
Oceanography

Groups

Monster Human Alliance
Sea Monsters
Cannibals of the Mediterranean