Since I am oldest I get to go first, none of the alphabet nonsense. When Mommy first brought me and my litter mate Charybdis home we were foster kitties. But Mommy
and the guys fell in love with us from the very first day, so we knew
this was going to be our forever home. Mommy wanted to name us Katrina
(Scylla) & Camille
cause she thinks they are pretty girl names and they are famous
hurricanes, but Daddy said NO. He told Mommy she could keep us IF he got
to name us. So she said OK as long as he didn't name us War
(Charybdis) and Pestilence
(Scylla) and she requested he pick out a girls name. So he looked in
Greek mythology for some girl monsters and since Scylla & Charybdis
go together and we look so much alike he thought that would be the
perfect names for us. Especially since he felt like he was between a
rock and a hard place when it was feeding time and he was the only one
around. We were bottle feed when we first came to live here. Since the
whole family liked it, Scylla & Charybdis became our names.
This is about the Scylla in Greek MythologyScylla was a nymph, daughter of Phorcys. The fisherman-turned-sea-god Glaucus
fell madly in love with her, but she fled from him onto the land where
he could not follow. Despair filled his heart. He went to the sorceress Circe
to ask for a love potion to melt Scylla's heart. As he told his tale of
love to Circe, she herself fell in love with him. She wooed him with
her sweetest words and looks, but the sea-god would have none of her.
Circe was furiously angry, but with Scylla and not with Glaucus. She
prepared a vial of very powerful poison and poured it in the pool where
Scylla bathed. As soon as the nymph entered the water she was
transformed into a frightful monster with twelve feet and six heads,
each with three rows of teeth. Below the waist her body was made up of
hideous monsters, like dogs, who barked unceasingly. She stood there in
utter misery, unable to move, loathing and destroying everything that
came into her reach, a peril to all sailors who passed near her.
Whenever a ship passed, each of her heads would seize one of the crew.
Scylla is also the name of a daughter of King Nisus of Megara.
Scylla could bark like a dog (according to some skulax, "young dog").
I have a very LOUD MEOW, so I guess you could compare it to a dog
barking. I prefer to think Daddy named me after the beautiful nymph Scylla before
Circe turned her into a monster.
Ok I am done so Chimera can have her turn.
Chimera where are you, it's your turn to MEOW. ~Scylla, reporting for ATCAD
Well you aren't going to have to listen to a long boring tail now that it's my turn. I plan to keep it short and sweet. The humans like mythology so when they needed a name for me Youngest Boy came up with Chimera from Greek mythology. Apparently he thought I looked like a monster. The Chimera according to Greek mythology, is a monstrous
fire-breathing hybrid creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the
parts of more than one animal. I did sort of resemble a drowned rat when they found me. I was soaking wet and didn't even look like I had fur as it was sticking to my skin I was so wet.
~Chimera, reporting for ATCAD