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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Scylla Glacier (AUS) 70° 22' 00.1" S 65° 30' 00.0" E Glacier
Name ID: 500 Place ID: 12930

A large glacier flowing east between the Athos and Porthos Ranges, Prince Charles Mountains, in Mac.Robertson Land. Discovered in December, 1956, by the ANARE southern party led by William G. Bewsher. Named after Homer''''s Scylla. Mythology - Scylla is a dangerous rock on the Italian side of the Strait of Messina, facing Charybdis, a whirlpool on the Sicilian side, both personified in classical mythology as female monsters. (The Macquarie Dictionary - 3rd edition).

Scylla Glacier (RUS) 70° 20' 00.0" S 66° 00' 00.0" E Glacier
Name ID: 120461 Place ID: 12930

Scylla Glacier (USA) 70° 20' 00.0" S 67° 00' 00.0" E Glacier
Name ID: 131361 Place ID: 12930

A large glacier draining eastward between the Athos and Porthos Ranges of the Prince Charles Mountains. Discovered in December 1956 by ANARE southern party led by W.G. Bewsher. It was named after Homer's Scylla because of the difficulty in traversing the region due to the glacier.

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