·Many of the Greek myths that we read today have their origins on the island of Sicily, which was part of Graecia Magna or Greater Greece.
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Blue Scylla-Scylla and Charybdis were mythical sea monsters noted by Homer; later Greek tradition sited them on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian mainland. Scylla was described as a six-headed sea monster on the Italian side of the strait and Charybdis was a whirlpool off the coast of Sicily. They posed an inescapable threat to passing sailors; avoiding Charybdis meant passing too close to Scylla and vice versa.
Circe Invidiosa by John William Waterhouse-In Metamorphoses Book 14, Ovid tells of a fisherman named Glaucus who comes to Circe with a problem. He loves a girl named Scylla. She lives on the island of Sicily and although he has courted her in every manner, she has rejected him. Circe looks Glaucus up and down and says 'Forget love potions. Become my lover. Spurn the one who spurns you and reward she who admires you, and in that one act be twice revenged