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- A dangerous rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirlpool Charybdis on the coast of Sicily. The passage between Scylla and Charybdis was formerly considered perilous; hence, the saying between Scylla and Charybdis signifies a great peril on either hand.
- (Greek mythology) A personification of the above rock as a ravenous monster.
personification of the rock
- Scyllaeus (“of or relating to Scylla”)