Scylla as a maiden with a kētos tail and dog heads sprouting from her body. Detail from a red-figure bell-crater in the Louvre, 450–425 B.C. This form of Scylla was prevalent in ancient depictions, though very different from the description in Homer, where she is land-based and more dragon-like.
Scylla's story is a close parallel to that of Comaetho, daughter of Pterelaus. Similar stories were told of Pisidice (princess of Methymna ) and of Leucophrye . The story of al-Nadirah told by al-Tabari and early Islamic writers are considered by Theodor Nöldeke to be derived from the tale of Scylla.
Scylla (crustacean) Scylla. (crustacean) Scylla is a genus of swimming crabs, comprising four species, of which S. serrata is the most widespread. They are found across the Indo-West Pacific. The four species are: Southeast Asia to Pakistan, and from Japan to northern Australia. South China Sea down to the Java Sea.
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Scylla was a sea monster in Greek mythology. She was said to be the daughter of Poseidon. Scylla was a water dwelling version of the Hydra and the sister of Charybdis . Some myths explain Scylla's beginnings. One of them says she was one of the daughters of Phorcys the Greek God of the Deep. Another says that Scylla was a very pretty fairy who ...
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The Scylla was a land-based development of the Short Kent (S.17) flying boat, essentially using the Kent's aerostructure above a redesigned fuselage. It was an all-metal biplane (wingspan of 113 ft, 34,44 m) powered originally by four Bristol Jupiter XFBM radial engines mounted on vertical struts between the upper and lower planes. The square-section braced-framed fuselage was below the lower wing; the tail had a single vertical stabilizer and a horizontal stabilizer at about one quarter height. The Scylla was originally fitted with a Flettner-type servo tab trim control to ease the forces on the rudder controls. An experimental servo tab on the rudder was tested on G-ACJJ Scylla for a time. Experience gained with the latter possibly contributed to a later patentapplication submitted jointly by Shorts and Dudley Lloyd Parkes on 7 August 1936. The main undercarriage had one fixed wheel on each side, mounted on three diagonally-braced struts, one to the upper and two to the lower edge...
Data from General characteristics 1. Crew:four 2. Capacity:39 passengers 3. Length:83 ft 10 in (25.55 m) 4. Wingspan:113 ft 0 in (34.44 m) 5. Height:31 ft 7 in (9.63 m) 6. Wing area: 2,615 sq ft (242.9 m2) 7. Empty weight:22,650 lb (10,274 kg) 8. Gross weight:33,500 lb (15,195 kg) 9. Powerplant: 4 × Bristol Jupiter XFBM nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engines, 555 hp (414 kW) each Performance 1. Maximum speed:137 mph (220 km/h, 119 kn) 2. Cruise speed:105 mph (169 km/h, 91 kn) The two L.17 aircraft, G-ACJJ Scylla and G-ACJK Syrinx, had at different times three different engine configurations between them: 1. Four Bristol Jupiter XFBM one-row radial poppet valvepiston engines of 595 hp (444 kW) each 2. Two Bristol Jupiter XFBM radial poppet valve radial piston engines of 595 hp (444 kW) (outer pair) and two Bristol Perseus IIL sleeve valveradial piston engines of 540 hp (400 kW) each (inner pair) 3. Four Bristol Pegasus XC radialpoppet valve piston engines of 660 hp (492 kW) eachBarnes, C. H.; James, D. N (1989). Shorts Aircraft since 1900. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-85177-819-4.Cassidy, Brian (2004). "Flying Empires: Short 'C' class Empire flying boats" (PDF). Queens Parade Press. Retrieved 15 January 2007.Gunston, Bill (editor) (1980). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Propeller Airliners. London: Phoebus. ISBN 0-7112-0062-9.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)Jackson, A. J. (1988). British Civil Aircraft 1919-1972: Volume III. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-85177-818-6.
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- The myth and its proverbial use
- Cultural references
Being between Scylla and Charybdis is an idiom deriving from Greek mythology, which has been associated with the proverbial advice "to choose the lesser of two evils". Several other idioms, such as "on the horns of a dilemma", "between the devil and the deep blue sea", and "between a rock and a hard place" express similar meanings. The mythical situation also developed a proverbial use in which seeking to choose between equally dangerous extremes is seen as leading inevitably to disaster.
Scylla and Charybdis were mythical sea monsters noted by Homer; Greek mythology sited them on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina between Sicily and Calabria, on the Italian mainland. Scylla was rationalized as a rock shoal on the Calabrian side of the strait and Charybdis was a whirlpool off the coast of Sicily. They were regarded as maritime hazards located close enough to each other that they posed an inescapable threat to passing sailors; avoiding Charybdis meant passing too close to Scy
The story was often applied to political situations at a later date. In James Gillray's cartoon, Britannia between Scylla and Charybdis, 'William Pitt helms the ship Constitution, containing an alarmed Britannia, between the rock of democracy and the whirlpool of arbitrary power, to the distant haven of liberty'. This was in the context of the effect of the French Revolution on politics in Britain. That the dilemma had still to be resolved in the aftermath of the revolution is suggested by Percy
HMS Scylla was a Dido -class cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was built by Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company ( Greenock, Scotland ), with the keel being laid down on 19 April 1939. She was launched on 24 July 1940, and commissioned 12 June 1942. One of two sisters (the other was, appropriately, Charybdis, see Scylla and Charybdis ...
From New Latin Scylla, from Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skúlla).
Scylla f 1. A taxonomic genus within the family Portunidae – mud crab, mangrove crab.
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From Latin Scylla, from Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skúlla).
1. IPA(key): /ˈsɪlə/ 2. Rhymes: -ɪlə
Scylla 1. A dangerous rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirlpool Charybdis on the coast of Sicily. The passage between Scylla and Charybdis was formerly considered perilous; hence, the saying between Scylla and Charybdissignifies a great peril on either hand. 2. (Greek mythology) A personification of said rock as a ravenous monster. 3. (Greek mythology) A princess, daughter of King Nisos of Megara, who fell in love with King Minos and betrayed her city to him.quotations ▼ 3.1. 1714, Ale...
From Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skúlla).
1. (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈskyl.la/, [ˈs̠kʏl̠ːä] 2. (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈʃil.la/, [ˈʃilːɑ]
Scylla f sg (genitive Scyllae); first declension 1. Scylla (rock on the Italian coast) 2. (Greek mythology) Scylla (a ravenous monster)