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GODS & MYTHS
Scylla (daughter of Nisus)
Scylla cuts off a lock from her father's hair that makes him invincible
Scylla sees Minos when he comes to besiege her father's city and falls in love with him
Scylla offers the lock to Minos, but he rejects it and turns Scylla away
Scylla swims after Minos's ship and is attacked by her father, turned into a sea eagle
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesHolkham, Holkham Hall, MS 324
OvidMetamorphoses Book VIII
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Flemish
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Holkham, Holkham Hall → 324, fol. 82v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)Metamorphoses
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