as in vortex
water moving rapidly in a circle with a hollow in the center in The Odyssey, Ulysses is trapped between the six-headed monster Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly whirlpool that threatens to suck in his ship

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“Whirlpool.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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