Kraken Sea Monster

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Kraken are legendary sea monsters of gargantuan size, said to have dwelt off the coasts of Norway and Iceland. Kraken is the definite article form of krake, a Scandinavian word designating an unhealthy animal, or something twisted. Pen and wash drawing by malacologist Pierre Dénys de Montfort, 1801, from the descriptions of French sailors reportedly attacked by such a creature off the coast of Angola.


Winchell, Alexander Sketches of Creation (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1870)


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