Greek - A sea nymph. Daughter of Poseidon and Gaea. This was a monster under a rock, the 'sea swallower', a whirlpool set opposite the rock Scylla, which swallowed and regurgitated the sea three times each day. Some say that she was originally a maiden who was thrown into the sea by Zeus for robbing Hercules. In some references, identified as Charybdis, Kharubdis, Kharubdis or Carybdis.

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