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- proper noun Scandinavian mythology A
colossal sea monsterthat attacks shipsand sailors, often portrayed as an octopusor squid.
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The 2010 Kraken is more animalistic, with legs, but it rises from the sea with tentacles and great big white teeth.
Densely imagined, enormously funny, and filled with unforgettable images, Kraken is a work of baroque grandeur and great originality that only China Mieville could have written.
That's because this Kraken is controlled not by Poseidon (Huston), but the underworld god Hades (Fiennes).
In Clash, the Kraken is called the last of the Titans, but this was probably made up for the movie.
The lake is called Kraken Mare - mare is Latin for "sea" and the Kraken is a sea monster from Norse mythology.
Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph Telegraph Staff 2011
And you find a sim called "Kraken" -- not for rent.
Second Thoughts 2010
“The Kraken is mysterious, it’s a legend,” says Leterrier, “so we didn’t want to reveal it right away.
Kraken is the definite article form of krake, a Scandinavian word designating an unhealthy animal, or something twisted. [
Kraken is a well-studied female Komodo dragon Varanus komodoensis kept at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. Developing a close bond with her keepers, it began to be noticed that she directed an unusual amount of curiosity toward shoe laces and to objects concealed in people’s pockets (such as handkerchiefs and notebooks).
Archive 2006-06-01 Darren Naish 2006
In Clash of the Titans, the immortals on Mount Olympus threaten to dispatch a gargantuan creature known as a Kraken when mortal soldiers declare war on them.