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.
Skylla, Godzilla Girl
A narrow strait somewhere in the Mediterranean
Ceto's School of Sea Monstery
Protect our oceans!
I'd only eat them.
Charybdis (The whirlpool demon who lives across the strait from me. I really just don't have anybody else to talk to.)
Circe (Who turned me into this awful creature.)
I mean, does it matter? Who's going to go out with me?
"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."
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (Captain Ahab: the guy you love to hate.)
On the Sea by Beach House
Creature From the Black Lagoon (I know it's the sea monster part of me, but I think he's sexy.)
Sailors (for dinner)
Monster Human Alliance
People disagree on exactly what Scylla looks like, but everyone knows she's a total monster. We've never made a point of getting a glimpse of her because, well, she has a habit of eating people. In pictures we've seen, she's got the body of a woman from the waist up, but from the waist down there's a whole lot of crazy. Sometimes she has a long fishy tail and six hungry heads set on long snake-like necks (perfect for snapping up passing sailors). Other times she's shown with a pack of hungry, drooling dogs sprouting from her waist (also great for sailor-munching—go figure).
Age: Hard to tell
Hair Color: Green
Facial Hair: We wouldn't be surprised.
Jewelry and accessories: Ring of slobbering dog heads. NBD.
Type of Weapon: Teeth—lots of 'em
The Strait of Messina
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019
Scylla makes her most famous (and most grisly) appearance in this epic poem when she gobbles down six of Odysseus' men.
Dec 20, 2019
Ovid gives us the scoop on how Circe turned Scylla into a psycho monster all for the love of the hunky Glaucus.
Dec 20, 1997
The epic poem transformed into an epic TV series—Scylla included.
Dec 20, 2019
Don't miss Scylla in Marvel's digital comic version of Odysseus' greatest adventure.
Dec 20, 2019
Kratos goes up against Scylla and her monstrous brood in this hack-and-slash video game. (She looks totally disgusting in this one.)