Scylla (Biographical details)

Scylla (mythological figure/creature; Greek; Female)

Also known as

Scylla; Skylla


Daughter of Nisus of Megara (q.v.); she fell in love with Minos (q.v.) and, in order to prove her love, cut off her father's lock of hair which made him invincible. Minos rejected her love and killed her when he discovered that she was responsible for her father's death; upon her death she was turned into a sea bird.


Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology