Creature Profiles: The Kraken (revisited)

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Popularized in the 1981 film Clash of the Titans, the kraken is one of the few monsters possibly based on a real animal. It is not of Greek origin, however, but Scandinavian, nor is it even remotely humanoid in appearance. While the earliest reports describe the kraken as more akin to a crab than an octopus or squid, the kraken is now largely considered to be the cryptozoological cousin of the giant squid, itself once … Continue reading

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Creature profiles: Kraken

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Our quest is nigh complete, our vessel has captured a plentiful array of marine life, destined to become delicacies around the world at prices that will make my men and I rich. Who would think that this vast body of water would contain the key to eternal luxury and freedom from debt…” As you were writing in your personal journal your boat quaked. You placed your quill back in the ink-bottle and quickly placed your gun holster … Continue reading

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