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 Oil on canvas

140x100 cm  2016



In Greek mythology, Scylla is the daughter of King Nisos of Megara.

When King Minos of Crete first besieged Megara on a campaign of revenge against Athens - whose ruler Nisos was a brother of the Attic king Aegeus - Scylla fell in love with the Cretan. She cut off her father's purple curl which gave him immortality; so Nisos could be defeated.

Minos thanked her badly: he let
 tie them to his ship and drag them through the sea. Maybe she fell into the sea too; in any case, she was finally transformed into the bird (or fish) Kirris (lat. Ciris), while her father Nisos was transformed into a sea eagle.

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