Charybdis Special Attacks
In Greek mythology, Charybdis is a sea monster that is said to take the form of a gargantuan mouth that sucks in and spits out enormous volumes of water three times a day. The daughter of the ocean god Poseidon and earth goddess Gaia, she was originally a naiad until she stole the cattle of Geryon from Heracles, which angered Zeus and caused him to transform her into a monster.
She resided along the side of a strait of water within an arrow shot's distance of Scylla, another sea monster that took on the form of a creature with six vicious dog-heads atop incredibly long necks. Ships passing through the strait would have to decide between passing close to Scylla's domain to avoid Charybdis, or vice versa. They would almost always choose the Scylla side, as while passing by Scylla would ensure that some of the crew would be killed, passing near Charybdis could result in the destruction of the entire ship.
It is believed that this myth is the origin of the phrase, "Between a rock and a hard place", referring to being forced to make a choice where both options are difficult.
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