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Places of the Myth of Ulysses: Scylla and Charybdis

The site is part of the Places of the Myth of Ulysses included in the Register of the Region of Sicily LIM (Places of heroes and heroic legends)

Places indicated in the IWB register 

  • Mouth of the Aci River, Port of S. Maria La Scala
  • Faraglioni, Archipelago of the Cyclops
  • Aeolian Islands, Aeolian Archipelago
  • Scilla and Cariddi, Strait of Messina
  • Polyphemus cave (Milazzo)
  • Port of Ulysses (Ispica)
  • Grotto of Sataria (Pantelleria)
  • Rock of the Ligny Tower

Scilla and Cariddi, Strait of Messina

From the Homer's Odyssey (book XII):  

The other rock, the lower you will see it, Odysseus, / close to each other, / from one you could hit the other with an arrow. / On this there is a large fig, rich in leaves; / and under Charybdis gloriously livid water absorbs. / Three times a day he vomits it and three times he reabsorbs it / fearfully. Ah, may you not be there when it reabsorbs.

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Region of Sicily

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