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A Surprise Find

April 8, 2015
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Grecian urn, British Museum, September 2015

I’d honestly thought human-octopus hybrids were a relatively recent development. Apparently not. Can’t say I’ve run into any myths for this lady. Anyone?

 

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  1. April 8, 2015 1:37 pm

    It’s Scylla from the Odyssey.
    http://www.theoi.com/Pontios/Skylla.html
    But check this out:
    http://tinyurl.com/pl73s9h
    A fascinating background to the whole thing, that clear ties Odysseus to the critter.

    • anassarhenisch permalink*
      April 9, 2015 10:54 am

      Interesting! That isn’t the mental image I had for Scylla at all, and doesn’t really jive with the first link, but I can see it. Cool! Thanks for the info.

      • April 9, 2015 12:14 pm

        Well, in a sort of strange deep body dreamtime way, that’s what I see.

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