- a legendary sea monster causing large whirlpools off the coast of Norway.
Origin of kraken
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The proposed Titan Mare Explorer (TiME), for example, would place a boat on either Ligeia Mare or Kraken Mare.A Cloud Forms Over Saturn’s Mysterious Moon
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Kraken: The symbol of House Greyjoy of the Iron Islands, a giant squid in gold on a black field.‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 for Dummies
March 28, 2012
"There were tales in olden times of the Kraken," suggested Thorpe.
Unless I am in error, it had a pitched battle hereabouts with a kraken.Tales of Fantasy and Fact
The complainants must have been the kraken, the griffins, and the serpents.Myths of the Rhine
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Kraken dwelt on this savage coast in an inaccessible cavern.
At the sight of Kraken she uttered a cry of alarm and darted forward to escape from him.
- a legendary sea monster of gigantic size believed to dwell off the coast of Norway
C18: from Norwegian, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for kraken
monster of the North Sea, 1755, from Norwegian dialectal krake.
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