A strait is a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water. An easy example of this would be the Bering Strait. It connects the Bering Sea with the Arctic Ocean.
In later days, The Strait of Scylla and Charybdis was believed to be the Strait of Messina. This strait separates Italy and Sicily, and connects the Tyrrhenian Sea with the Ionian Sea. It is 32 km (20 miles) long, and 3 to 8 km (2 to 5 miles) wide. Scylla dwelt on the Italian side. In the Odyssey, the dangers of the huge rocks and eddies were personified with the two.
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