Skylla

Coin from Akragas (Sicily), about 420-410 BC. Private collection. Photo. Hirmer 11.0175 R (<I>2:1</I>)A monster who, with Charybdis, seizes and eats passing strangers. Odysseus and his companions survive with the loss of six crew. Usually shown as a woman with dogs and serpents as her lower part.

Above: Coin from Akragas (Sicily), about 420-410 BC. Private collection. Photo. Hirmer 11.0175 R (2:1) © Hirmer.