Described by the renowned naturalist Erik Pontoppidan, Bishop of Bergen, as 'the largest and most surprising of all the animal creation'. This was definitely not an exaggeration, for this immense beast was, or is, the largest animal of all time. Whether there is more then one Kraken, what is its gender, how long it lives and many other important questions remain unanswered, for the creature has not been sighted for more than a century.
Descriptions are sketchy, probably because the creature is too massive to make a proper observation (except from maybe the air), or because sailors who come across the Kraken are badly traumatized -- and rightly so! Although some accounts describe it as an enormous whale or turtle-like creature, the general consensus is that the Kraken is a tentacled, slimy monster up to 1 mile (1.6 km) in circumference.
On the very rare occasions that the Kraken makes its way to the surface from the ocean depths, it can easily mistaken for an island. Sailors of old would weigh anchor, 'go ashore' and light fires, which in turn would wake the slumbering titan at which point it would promptly submerge, creating in its wake an enormous whirlpool which sucked ship and crew down with it. Occasionally the kraken would drag down entire ships with its tentacles. The arms of the Kraken were said to be to reach as high as the top of a sailing ship's mast.
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