- Nov 20, 2002
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Ahem.... according to translations I've seen:Clem said:Her legs-and there are twelve-
are like great tentacles,
unjointed, and upon her serpent necks
are borne six heads like nightmares of ferocity
So, if we are to be truly accurate, Scylla had 72 heads.
- "And therein dwelleth Scylla, yelping terribly. Her voice indeed is no greater than the voice of a new-born whelp, but a dreadful monster is she, nor would any look on her gladly, not if it were a god that met her. Verily she hath twelve feet all dangling down; and six necks exceeding long, and on each a hideous head [emphasis mine], and therein three rows of teeth set thick and close, full of black death."