Kraken is a legendary sea monsters of giant proportions that have been said to have been around the coasts of Norway and Iceland.

The legend is ofcourse fiction but it haven´t stopped people from using it in popular culture such as films, leterature, television and video games, Kraken has even appeared on postage stamps.

The first mention of Kraken is from around 1250 in the scientific work Konungs skuggsjá where its described in detail

But there is some truth in the stories about Kraken to, it could have originated from sightings of real giant squids, they tend to grow to about 13-15 m (40-50 ft) whit the tentacles messured in the length, they often live at the great depths but have been sighted at the surface and have also been reported to attack ships.

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