Bayeux Tapestry is a 70 metre long embroidered cloth that pictorially tells the story of the Norman conquest of England, and the events leading up to it. The Tapestry (not actually a tapestry but an embroidery) resides in the Bayeux Tapestry Museum in Bayeux, Normandy. A full-size replica of the Tapestry, created in 1885 by 35 women embroiderers, can be viewed at Reading Museum in England.
The Bayeux Tapestry, explained scene by scene
Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.
The Adventures of Roderick Random is a 1748 novel by Tobias Smollett. It is a picaresque tale, partly based on Smollett's experiences at sea.
In Greek mythology, Proteus is a god of the sea who can foretell the future, but will change his form to avoid doing so, only answering to someone who can capture him.
Greek mythology, Scylla was a nymph of such great beauty that the sea-god Glaucus fell in love with her. When she didn't return his love he went to the sorceress Circe to ask her for a love potion. But Circe fell in love with Glaucus, who refused her, and in her anger she poisoned the waters where Scylla bathed. The poison transformed Scylla into a monster with multiple heads and feet, and vicious canine heads sprouting from her waist. Now, in her anger and grief, Scylla destroys all that come near her.
Greek mythology, the Sphinx is a creature with the head of a woman, the body of a lioness, the wings of an eagle, and a serpent-headed tail. The Sphinx guarded the gateway to the city of Thebes, and asked all who would enter a riddle, that they must solve in order to pass. The riddle was: "Which creature in the morning goes on four legs, at mid-day on two, and in the evening upon three, and the more legs it has, the weaker it be?" The answer is 'Man', referring to the ages of man as baby, adult and elder. Oedipus was able to solve the riddle, and the Sphinx, angered, killed herself.