What is another word for scylla?

4 synonyms found


[ sˈa͡ɪlə], [ sˈa‍ɪlə], [ s_ˈaɪ_l_ə]

Synonyms for Scylla:

How to use "Scylla" in context?

The Greek word "scylla" means "dreadfully shaped vessel with three rows of sharks' teeth along the rim." Scylla was one of the horrors of the sea, a place where the brave often met their fate. In ancient times, sailors knew to avoid the rocks and reefs that made up the treacherous coastline of Scylla. It was said that only the strongest ships could hope to make it through her teeth-filled rip.

Scylla was a monster of the sea that lived in infested waters near the shore. Her lair was a group of rocks that jutted out of the water and were quite treacherous to navigate.

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