Scylla Marble Statue

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Carole Raddato
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published on 23 February 2017
Scylla Marble Statue

Marble statue of Scylla, a monstrous sea goddess who haunted the rocks of a narrow strait opposite the whirlpool daemon Charybdis (Kharybdis). Ships who sailed too close to her rocks would lose six men to her ravenous, darting heads. The statue was found in the nymphaeum of the theatre at Ostia Antica (Italy)


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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2017, February 23). Scylla Marble Statue. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6387/

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Raddato, Carole. "Scylla Marble Statue." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 23, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/6387/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Scylla Marble Statue." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Feb 2017. Web. 22 Oct 2019.

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