The Kraken

Monster Metaphors

What does it The Kraken represent?

Reading from information given by a daily blog and a story by a Bishop of Bergen, "The Natural history of Norway". The Kraken is a giant cuddle fish that attacks ships, only known as a 8 mile long island. Citizens call this sea creature a sign of danger while others see it as opportunity. In my opinion, this the Kraken can be a sign of life and also a rebirth. Although others may see this legend dangerous, I see it protecting its home from something it doesn't understand.

Myth or Reality?

The 2nd King of the Sea

How can one cuddle fish bring down two ships by itself?

Come learn the remarkable history of some say fiction. But to to others, its a warning to sailors that go over the Atlantic.

The Legend

Expert author by Melissa Hogenboom made an article called "Are massive squid really the sea monsters of legend" made an interesting summary about the creature. with the help of a man named Mr. Steenstrup found an giant cuddle fish off the coast of Denmark.

They named the squid," The Architeuthis Duz(ruling squid - in Greek) in the year 1933, Colborn Robson found a actual specimen from Yorkshire, England. He claims it ti be a remarkable find and a major history of the kraken.

The legendary sea monster was horrifying according to stories it was a huge, many armed, creature could reach as high as the top of a sailing ship's main mast. A Kraken would attack a ship, wrap their arms around the hull and capsize it. The crew would drown or be eaten. What is amazing about the Kraken stories is that there is evidence that these creatures exist.

The Story of the Kraken

The early evidence about the kraken, from Norway in the twelfth-century, refer to the creature as a size of an Island. In 1752, when a Bishop of Bergen wrote his,"The Natural history of Norway" he described the Kraken as floating island,about a mile and a half long.

It is possible for a giant squid to bring down a ship the size as Moby Dick (the sperm whale)


In the times when the sailors were reporting these giant sea Kraken they were sailing in wooden ships that were often not greater in length of 100ft, so a giant squid hundred feet in length would have been able to wrap its tentacles around the vessels and turn it over.

Giant squid theories on how big can they grow to has been subject to many scientific discussions. Estimates based on damaged carcasses range up to one hundred feet. One piece of evidence indicates they might grow even larger. A night during World War II a British Admiralty trawler was lying off the Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean. One of the crew, A. G. Starkey, was up on deck, alone, fishing, when he saw noticed within the water.

"As I gazed, fascinated, a circle of green light glowed in my area of illumination. This green unwinking orb I suddenly realised was an eye. The surface of the water undulated with some strange disturbance. Gradually I realised that I was gazing at almost point-black range at a huge squid."

Starkey walked the length the of the ship finding the tail at one end and the tentacles at the other. The Trawler was over one hundred and seventy five feet long.

Only one colossal octopus carcass has ever been found and it was, and still is, surrounded in controversy. The story starts in November of 1896 when two boys cycling along the beach south of St. Augustine, Florida, came across the body of an enormous creature that had been washed up by the tide. Dr. DeWitt Webb, a local amateur naturalist, took an interest in the remains. After an examination of the mutilated and decaying body he believed that he'd discovered the carcass of a huge octopus.

Information founded by:

Fornari, Roberta. ''The Legendary Kraken." Ancient Origins. N.p., 26 Mar. 2013. Web. 18 May 2016.

Hogenboom, Melissa. "Are Massive Squids Really the Sea Monster of Legend?" N.p., 12 Dec. 2014. Web. 5 May 2016.