Glaucus is a sea nymph who used to be a fisherman. One day while fishing, he laid his fish out on a magical pasture, and they started jumping back into the waves. Glaucus ate a few blades of grass and suddenly transformed into a fish-like creature with the urge to live in the sea. As a nymph, Glaucus is furious when he is rejected by Scylla and asks Circe to put a love spell on Scylla. Circe, falling love with Glaucus, poisons Scylla and turns her to stone, causing Glaucus to get angry and reject Circe.
Glaucus Character Timeline in Metamorphoses
The timeline below shows where the character Glaucus appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 13: Glaucus and Scylla (1)