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Scylla

(sĭl`ə), in Greek mythology. 1 Sea monster. According to one legend Circe, jealous of the sea god Glaucus' love for Scylla, changed her from a beautiful nymph into a horrible doglike creature with six heads and twelve feet; according to another, Amphitrite, jealous of Poseidon's love for her, transformed her into the ugly monster. Scylla lived on the rocks on the Italian side of the Strait of Messina, where she seized sailors from passing ships and devoured them. On the other side of the strait was the whirlpool Charybdis. Odysseus in his wanderings passed between them, as did Jason and the Argonauts. 2 Daughter of Nisus, king of Megara. She betrayed her father to his enemy Minos, but when she sought Minos' love, he scorned her.

Scylla

half beautiful maiden, half hideous dog. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]

Scylla

and Charybdis two equally dangerous alternatives. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey, Espy, 41]

Scylla

Greek myth a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster believed to drown sailors navigating the Strait of Messina. She was identified with a rock off the Italian coast
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Partnered by Dettori, who came hotfoot to Town Moor after riding a winner at Leicester and arrived only just in time to weigh out, Summerinthecity was sent off the 5-6 favourite and made hard work of beating Skylla by a neck, only getting on top close home.
Partnered by Frankie Dettori, who came hotfoot to Town Moor after riding a winner at Leicester and arrived only just in time to weigh out, Summerinthecity was sent off the 5-6 favourite and made hard work of beating Skylla by a neck, only getting on top close home.
Star performance John Holt broke new ground with his first juvenile winner SKYLLA gave Leicester trainer John Holt his first juvenile winner when taking the 5f maiden under Jerry O'Dwyer, but although the Kyllachy filly was returned at 50-1, her first-time-out win came as no surprise to her three owners.