Charybdis And Scylla, in Grecian mythology, two voracious monsters winch dwelt opposite to each other, the former on the Sicilian and the latter on the Italian coast. Cha-rybdis abode in a rock off the shore of Sicily, and thrice every day gulped down the waters of the surrounding sea, and thrice cast them up again. Scylla, whose den was in another rock on the Italian shore, was still more loathsome, having twelve feet and six long necks and mouths, each of which took a victim from every ship which passed within their reach. - In geography, Charybdis was a whirlpool on the coast of Sicily, and Scylla a rock on the coast of Italy, whose proximity rendered the navigation of the Messinian strait peculiarly dangerous to the sailors of antiquity. The rock of Scylla is still to be identified, near the town of the same name (Scilla); but the site of Charybdis has been by modern geographers transferred to the whirlpool of Galoforo, 10 m. S. of Scilla, instead of being directly opposite. There are numerous counter-currents in the strait of Messina which produce whirlpools, but none of them are now dangerous.