Midway that height, a cavern full of mist opens toward Erebus. You bowman would come short of the cavemouth, that is the den of Scylla. God or man no one could look at her in joy.
Her 12 legs like tentacles, and upon her serpent necks with triple rows of fags and gullets of death. No ships can passed her without loss and grief; she takes one man for every gullet.
At the opposite point a mass of leaves, grows on it, and Charybdis lurks below to shallow down the sea.Three times she spews it up and sucks it down again , a whirling maelstrom; if you come upon her then the god could not save you. Take your ship throught on a racing stroke.
Instruct me, if you will, can I pass Charybdis or fight off Scylla when she raids my crew?