a dangerous rock on the Italian side of the Straits of Messina, opposite the whirlpool Charybdis: in classical mythology both Scylla and Charybdis were personified as female monsters
Origin of ScyllaClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Skylla
between Scylla and Charybdis
between two perils or evils, neither of which can be evaded without risking the other
A female sea monster who lived in a cave opposite Charybdis and devoured sailors.