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(Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla

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One of resourceful Odyssey's obstacles on his way back home to Ithaca was the legendary monsters Scylla and Charybdis.
maintains a solid stance against modalism, he does not address the threat of tritheism, the Scylla to modalism's Charybdis.
She/he is trapped between the Scylla of wanting to save the patient or the third-party payer a substantial sum of money, and the Charybdis of complying with the licence specifics of the product.
8220;There are pitfalls on both sides of this transitioning industry right now, with authors caught in between Scylla and Charybdis,” Becks says.
Curiously, for a movement Israel has traced over a century and a half, he describes its final triumph as one of moderation, which after having vanquished monarchy "sought a judicious middle path between the Scylla of direct democracy and the Charybdis of pure representative democracy" (p.
This book is another attempt to understand how the growing flood of images and stories in the wide variety of media available to people can impact their imaginations in such a way that the explanation avoids the Scylla and Charybdis of either complete domination or complete resistance on the part of recipients.
In this case, Scylla and Charybdis take the form of:
Scylla and Charybdis -- Episode 9; Worcester Public Library Banx Room, 3 Salem Square.
Perhaps there are salient ideas from the recent past that would assist our current policymakers in setting a course that avoids the Scylla and Charybdis of a financial meltdown and international chaos.
section]1) Hegel is constantly at pains to avoid the Scylla of modern atomistic subjectivism in moral thinking and the Charybdis of falling back into an unreflective quietism.
In ancient Greek Mythology, Scylla was said to be a giant monster, Charybdis a whirlpool.
The grammar school boy, finding that he had a difficult choice to make, would find himself between Charybdis and Scylla.
The running time is trim (1 hour, 45 minutes) and the visual effects dazzling, including a rampaging metal bull, the phosphorescent insides of the sea monster Charybdis, a blue-green sea horse and resurrected Kronos, who is imagined as a horned creature made entirely out of glowing hot coals.
Mr Harbour, 61, who retired from the navy last year, served for a time with Prince Andrew and has also seen service with Prince Charles onboard HM Ships Charybdis and Lewiston a number of years ago.
Washington's challenge is to secure the further promotion of Muhammad bin Nayef, while also helping to guide the kingdom between the Scylla and Charybdis of chaotic domestic politics and a repressive political atmosphere that in the past has produced political extremism like al-Qaeda.