- The Kraken is the largest monster humans have ever imagined. In the Nordic folklore in northern Europe, the Kraken is told to haunt the cold seas in the waters of Norway, Iceland, to the North American continent, namely Greenland.
- The story of the Kraken originates from the writing of fiction in 1180 by King Sverre of Norway. The story of the Kraken starts with something real, based on the sighting of a real animal, a squid.
- Of course, these organisms [Kraken] have never existed on Planet Earth. The largest living thing ever is the blue whale, which is 30 meters long.
- The Kraken is a fantasy creature, based on an “exaggerated” real [squid].
There is an old saying “in mari muta latent” which means “in the ocean, many things are hidden”. An expression is true. So much we don’t know about what’s hidden in the depths of the ocean.
Humans have only guessed what kind of creatures might be in Earth’s oceans for thousands of years. The Europeans in the past, for example, assumed that every land creature had a similarity in the sea; hence the sea rhino, sea cow, and so on lived below the surface of the sea.
Besides, in the past, people also imagined terrifying sea monsters of enormous size. One of the most famous is the giant squid called “Kraken”.
It could be that the Kraken is the biggest monster that humans have ever imagined. In the Nordic folklore in northern Europe, the Kraken is told to haunt the cold seas in the waters of Norway, Iceland, to the North American continent, namely Greenland.
The Kraken is said to have been passed down from generation to generation as a sea creature with tentacles capable of crushing even large ships. Also told, in the blink of an eye, the Kraken could devour the entire crew of the ship in one swallow.
The story of the Kraken originates from the writing of fiction in 1180 by King Sverre of Norway. Like many other legends that are centuries old, the Kraken story begins with something real, based on the appearance of a real animal, the squid.
The Kraken is a very large squid. Ancient sea navigators, always telling scary stories after they explored the oceans. Every encounter with sea creatures that they have never seen before, they embellish it with another story that then forms a myth, into a story passed down from generation to generation.
The ancient tale is retold by French writer Jules Verne in his 1870 book “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” and contains a large and frightening imaginary image of the Kraken. Destroying ships in the ocean and preying on sailors.
In ancient Nordic tales, the Kraken is described as the size of a small island or mountain. In some 16th century books, it is described as measuring up to 2.5 km long. It is so large that when the Kraken dived and moved below sea level, it created a powerful whirlpool. Can “suck” and sink ships.
Of course, organisms of that size have never existed on Planet Earth. Even the largest living thing ever is the blue whale, which “can only” be 30 meters long.
Meanwhile, the largest squid ever found [recorded on camera] is the Architeuthis dux, discovered in 2004 in the deep ocean waters of the island of Bonin, Japan. This jumbo squid is ‘only’ 7 meters long. Some scientists believe that squid could have a size of up to 30 meters in the dinosaur era.
True, the Kraken is a fantasy creature, based on an “exaggerated” real [squid]. However, what if the Kraken was really real, living in our oceans?
Keep in mind, from the beginning of civilization to the 20th century, and the sea carried out exploration of the world. Ships are a means of transportation between countries and between continents, both for sending commodity goods, transporting soldiers to attack other nations, or for exploring to discover a new “world”.
The Vikings, who lived in the Nordic region, are known as the world’s first ocean explorers. With their unique ships, they were able to cross the ferocity of the Atlantic and “discover” North America. It was with ships that they controlled Britain, Iberia, Sicily, Iceland, North Africa, and Greenland.
If the Kraken really existed, it was possible that the Vikings would never make it to a new ‘world’ that was not as cold as their hometown.
In addition, the exploration of the oceans that began in the 15th century may never have reached the “ends” of the world. Columbus might never make it to the Caribbean in Central America, and maybe the Indians will still be the rulers of the American continent.
If the Kraken is true and becomes a monster in the ocean, the archipelago may never be controlled by westerners looking for nutmeg. If oceanic cleavage and colonization had never occurred across continents, perhaps Europe would remain a less prosperous and underdeveloped continent, and world trade would be safer.
In essence, the Kraken, if it existed, could be a determinant of world history. As we know it today, the world would be completely different if the Kraken were a real living thing.
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