Waves of devastation foam,
Sea monster rises.
Regardless of how you pronounce it, there is possibly no monster as mind-blowingly awesome as the colossal cephalod that lurks under the ocean: the Kraken. The great ominous creature reckoned as being like a humungo-squid or octopus has made waves across various cultures and types of media - a poem by Tennyson, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and as Harryhausen creation in Clash of the Titans , for example - but the basis of the legend is probably Norse. Big flip-off, furious squid monster that stirs in the depths and strikes fear into the heart of every sailor: the cephalopod reigns supreme.